William J. "Doc", Cleary

  • Died: April 29, 2016
  • Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458

Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

William J. "Doc" Cleary, a lifelong Newton resident, passed away on Apr 29, 2016.
A lifelong Newton resident, Doc graduated from Newton High School and served as a Sgt. in the Army National Guard. He had worked as diesel mechanic for the City of Newton for over 30 years and was a longtime member of Div. 14 AOH of Watertown.
Doc was the husband of the late Eleanor (Angelo) Cleary, and the loving father of Karin Cleary Conti of Watertown, Donna Beacham of Westerly RI and the late Diane Ricci. He was the grandfather of Brian Ricci, Nicole Sabatino, Jessica Ricci, William Conti, Nicholas Conti and Brianna Conti and great grandfather of Ava, Michael and Aliyah. He was also the brother of Peg and Danny Cleary of Newton and the late John "Jack" Cleary and Mary Louise Cleary.
His funeral will be from the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner on Tues May 3 at 8 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, Watertown at 9 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery Watertown. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Mon 4-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Doc to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, (www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate) would be greatly appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. May Doc rest in peace.

Posted by Annette Clark - Watertown, MA - Friend   May 01, 2016

I also remember Uncle Billy's oceanscapes. He was a very curious man with a wide variety of interests: art, astronomy, Irish heritage, and mechanics to name a few. I will always remember the boat he built in his back yard in the 1960s. He certainly loved the ocean. When he and my father got together, they would talk about mechanics for hours. Rest in Peace Uncle Billy.

William E. Hebert

Posted by William Hebert - Akron, OH - Family   May 01, 2016

One thing my mom and I shared was we both loved Uncle Billy's ocean paintings. I know you are in heaven now Uncle Billy. Love, Eileen

Posted by Eileen Yokuda - Richland, WA - Family   April 30, 2016