William A. Conway, Sr., 79, of Lynn died January 14th at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lynn he was the son of the late Frank C. and Rita J. (LaBossiere) Conway. He was raised and educated in Lynn and worked as a machinist with the General Electric Company for 43 years finally retiring in 2009.
In his youth Bill was a Boy Scout who later gave back by becoming a Scout Master and he served his country with the Army National Guard. Bill was an avid collector and enjoyed going to flea markets and perusing online sale websites searching for any number of treasures for which he always had a grand plan. Bill loved motorcycles and owned many over the years, though he was particularly fond of Harley Davidson and Indian motorcycles. Bill was a master of all trades able to tackle all manner of home improvements in addition to rebuilding and repairing engines. Though raised Catholic, Bill was a proud member of the 7th day Adventist Church through which he wholeheartedly embraced his pursuit of biblical study which gave him great joy, peace and comfort.
Bill is survived by Lorraine P. (DeSilva) Conway of Lynn, his daughter Cheryl Irvin and her husband John of Londonderry, NH, his beloved grandchildren Lindsay and David Irvin, his brother Frank C. Conway, Jr. and his wife Marion of Lynn, sister-in-law Elaine Conway (recent widow of brother James Conway) of Manchester by the Sea, sister Gloria J. Beaton of Seabrook, NH, brother Donald Conway and his wife Linda of Sandown, NH and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Bill was predeceased by his son William A. Conway, Jr., brother James Conway and his boyhood and lifelong best friend, William Hooper.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home 35 Franklin St., Lynn, Wednesday Jan. 18th. Visitation will be held from 11:00am-12:00pm. The funeral service will begin at 12:00pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guest book and directions www.parkermemorialfuneralhome.com
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