William B. Havey, III

Born: Tue., Jun. 14, 1955
Died: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Location: Our Lady of the Lake Church

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LEOMINSTER---- William B. Havey III, 62 years old of Fitchburg, formerly of Leominster died Thursday, August 17, 2017 after an illness. He is survived by 3 brothers Joseph E. Havey of Gardner, Thomas B. Havey and his wife, Stephanie Jackman-Havey, of Leominster, and Sean M. Havey and his wife, Maureen Havey, of Lunenburg; three sisters, Marie V. Havey-Wentworth of Fitchburg, Megan A. Havey-DelleChiaie, of Fitchburg and Dorothy A. Boudreau and her husband, Keith E. Boudreau, of Leominster; former brother-in-law Steven DelleChiaie of Leominster; nine nieces and nephews Lindsay DelleChiaie, Molly DelleChiaie, Bryana Boudreau-Sacino, Courtney Havey, Ryan Havey, Jeremy Boudreau, Garrett DelleChiaie, Ben Boudreau, Connor Havey.

Billy was born June 14, 1955 in Boston, the son of Dr. William B. and Dorothy A. (Tarpey) Havey, Jr. and lived in the Leominster/Fitchburg area most of his life. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Fitchburg in 1973 and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the former Boston State College. Billy ended his career as he started it, as an educator at his alma mater Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg.

Between years, he taught Outward Bound courses in Florida and spent 22 years working for the City of Peabody's Recreation Department.

Billy was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster. Billy loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time running, hiking and camping. His summer months were spent sailing, kayaking or paddle boarding wherever he could. His winters were filled with snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice climbing, skiing locally or Tuckerman Ravine with friends. He loved sports, and played college level hockey and lacrosse and attended many of his nieces and nephews games as possible.

Billy’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a mass at 11 am in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main Street, Leominster. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Fitchburg. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd from 5-8 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Heywood Hospital Oncology Department, 242 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440 or HMEA, 63 Lakeview Drive, Gardner, MA 01440.

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Bud Meadows
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Although I didn't know Billy, our fathers were very close friends, and Bill Havey delivered my older son, Ed Meadows III. A fine proud family from an iconic physician

Cindy DeSantis Dodge
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
To My Second Family,
We are very sorry for the loss of Billy. We can not be with you at this time but know our hearts are with you all.
I Love You All Very Much.
Love and Prayers
Cindy and John
Mesa AZ.

Rebecca (Goncalves) Hagopian
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
I am so grateful that I was able to work with Bill for a few summers at Brooksby. He taught me sailing, climbing, archery, wood splitting, fire making and more so that I could in turn teach the children. Our team loved sitting with him by the campfires after the little ones were asleep, listening to his adventurous tales while he cooked up some delicious steak tips and veggies for the staff. I would not be the person I am today if our paths did not cross. I will think fondly of Bill as I continue to climb peaks with my own children. Climb on, Bill.

Jeffrey Stewart
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your Family at this incredibly difficult time. I wish Peace and Solace to you all. Megan know that your RCA Friends are sending you prayers and condolences and you and your Family are in our thoughts!!!

Karen Harrington
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
Bill was a wonderful recreation director in Peabody. All off my kids attended his camps and helped them learn to love the outdoors and they developed leadership skills too. He was also an excellent friend to the scouts in the area offering help when needed. Sorry for your loss.

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