Charlton- William H. Murphy McGuiness, 69, of Charlton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 9, 2018 at Harrington Memorial Hospital with his wife, family and friends by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy L. (Smith) McGuiness of 38 years. He also leaves several nephews and nieces and great nephews and great nieces that he loved, as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents William A. and Florence A. (Lane) McGuiness as well as his brothers William, Howard, Charles and Robert McGuiness and two sisters, Doris McGuiness and Florence Carlson.
He was born in Tewksbury, MA and grew up in Worcester, MA and summered in Charlton, MA. He worked as an electrician for many years in the Worcester area for several different companies, the final one being 3M in Southbridge, MA, as well as working for himself in the field, before retiring on disability in 2011. He was also a volunteer member of the Charlton MA CERT team.
Bill enjoyed camping and was an amateur HAM Radio operator. Bill had strong faith and belief in God and firmly believed in the promises of God found in the Bible concerning the future that soon there will be no more sickness and death. He therefore devoted much of his time in sharing that hope and others from the Bible with others.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3 Chapel Street, Cherry Valley, MA 01611. The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster MA has been entrusted with his arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle. Donations may be made in his name to a charity of one's choice.