William E. "Bill" Fohy, III, 80, of Gardner, died peacefully Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Life Care Center of Leominster with his son by his side.
Born in Fitchburg on May 19, 1937, he was the son of the late William E. Fohy, Jr. and Anna (Racette) Fohy.
Bill graduated from Notre Dame High School of Fitchburg with the Class of 1956, and later received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business from Stevens Business College.
He was employed by Data Guide Cable Corporation of Gardner for 12 years, retiring in 2004. He was previously employed by Huntsman Chemical Co. of Leominster and Foster Grant Co., Inc. of Leominster.
Bill was a member of St. Joseph's Church of Fitchburg. He was also a member of the United States Army.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was a huge fan of all New England sports teams, and a lover of all animals. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ellen (Marnane) Fohy who died in 2014.
Bill leaves three sons, William Fohy, IV and his wife Beth of Winchendon, John Fohy of Washington State, and Patrick Fohy of Gardner; two grandchildren, Cecelia Hallquist and Jacqueline Fohy; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Elise and Isla; and several cousins.
Graveside Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gardner Animal Control Facility, (with checks made payable to City of Gardner Shelter Fund), c/o Board of Health, 95 Pleasant Street, Room 29, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of William E. Fohy, III.
The family would like to extend a special 'thank you' to the staff at Life Care Center of Leominster whose care and compassion made Bill's final years that much better.
Private graveside service