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“Dear Laura, Sheila and Patrick. Hard to believe it's been a year today. My thoughts and prayers are with you often. He will always be with you in...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Catherine Hamel - Holyoke, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss Sheila,Laura and Fergus. I know by the kind spirits you are you were raised by great parents. I know that when your dad...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Rainey Drake - Springfield, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Marie Loranger - Chicopee, MA

“I am very sorry for the both of you wonderful daughters! I am thinking of the both of you in this time of sorrow. For the little time i spent with...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer - MA

“Sheila & Laura,I was so sad to learn of your dad's passing.I know you will feel his spirit around you & Patrick.Doreen McDonald ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Doreen McDonald

“I used to meet your Father at the telephone garage on Pine St in Holyoke and we would ride together when I first staring working. He wasw a great...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen (Farrell) Hurley - FL

“Dear Sheila & Laura, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, I used to look forward to seeing him from time to time at the Credit Union. I will miss...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Such a special man! Thinking of you all Fondly Sandy and Jerry Barnish ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the loving memories you share help to ease this sad time. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Beryl Wright - Erieville, NY

“Celebrating a life well lived. I will cherish the memories forever. My deepest sympathies Laura & Sheila. I will truly miss my friend. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Du Bois - South Hadley, MA

“Celebrating a life well lived. I will cherish the memories forever. My deepest sympathies Laura & Sheila. I will truly miss my friend. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Hi Laura - I am sorry to hear the sad news about your father. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sarah Doyle - Springfield, MA

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HOLYOKEWilliam F. "Bill" Lally, 91 of South Hadley passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on September 18, 1925, Bill was the son of the late Anthony A. and Helen C. (Riley) Lally. Bill attended Holyoke schools and graduated from Holyoke High School in 1944. Following graduation, Bill served in the U.S. Navy attending basic training at the Navy Training Center in Sampson, New York and was later stationed at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Bill then attended business school in Washington, D.C. where he later worked at the Office of Displaced Persons following World War II. He returned to western Massachusetts and began a 36- year career with New England Telephone & Telegraph/NYNEX (now Verizon), retiring in 1988. Bill is survived by his two loving daughters, Sheila A. and Laura E. Lally, both of South Hadley, and his beloved beagle boy, Patrick, as well as his sisters-in-law, Ruth Reese of Chicopee, Margaret Lally of Holyoke, Dolores Bail of Madison Heights, Michigan and Betty Lally of Westfield, New Jersey, and numerous nieces and nephews. He leaves many dear friends, including Jack Walts and his family of Westfield, Massachusetts, Evie Dillon of Holyoke, Harry Chandler of South Hadley, Ruth Bennett of Chicopee, and Sister Catherine Ormand, SSJ of St. Patrick's Parish, South Hadley. Bill was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 51 years, Jeanne (Bail) Lally in 2003, his brothers James, John and Vincent, cousin, John Ashe, and his beloved beagles, Bridget and Fergus. Bill loved golf and was a former member of both the Orchards in South Hadley and Hickory Ridge in Amherst where he was a Ridge Runner. Many family evenings were spent cheering on the Bruins and Red Sox. Bill loved the family's annual trips to Maine, especially to Higgins Beach in Scarborough. Bill's family would like to extend special thanks to Cat, Lenira and Ella of O'Connell Care at Home for the loving expert care they provided to Bill over the last year and a half, and to the team of loving angels at the HMC cardiac unit for helping Bill through his last days. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton St., Holyoke, followed by a Mass at 10:00 at St. Patrick's Church, Main Street, South Hadley and burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, South Hadley. A calling hour will be held prior, 8:15-9:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory be made in Bill's name to B.O.N.E.S (Beagles of New England States), P.O. Box 1510, New Boston, NH 03070, a rescue organization from which the family received two of its greatest gifts, Fergus and Patrick.