Of Revere. Passed peacefully in his sleep at home, surrounded by his family, on November 4th at 82 years of age. William was born in East Boston to Anthony L. and Rita E. (Nesbitt) Ducey and lived in Revere most of his life. Bill graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1959 and loved to tell stories about good friends, playing football and basketball.
He is the beloved husband of 58 years to Rita C. “Sis” (McGuirk) of Revere. Devoted father of Sharon Niles and husband Andy Niles and Pamela Doyle and husband Stephen Doyle. He will be remembered fondly as Papa by his grandchildren, Jillian, Holly, and Nicholas Doyle, and Caissie, John, Beth, and the late Drew Niles. He is the dear brother of Robert A. Ducey of Tewksbury, R. Natalie Pashby of Peabody and Thomas E. Ducey of Laconia, New Hampshire. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
William served for 10 years in U.S. Army National Guard as a Reservist. He was employed by Smithcraft in the early 1960’s followed by 20 years at Market Forge where he served as foreman. Bill was a well-known bartender at the Dublin Café, formerly Bonadino’s until his retirement. Billy’s happy place was in the White Mountains of NH. He enjoyed the rivers, fishing, feeding the chipmunks, and building bonfires at the Ducey Family Inn. Billy especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Bill and Sis also liked taking trips, especially to warm locations such as Florida and Bermuda, and relaxing at Revere Beach.
Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere on Wednesday, November 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, November 9th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 262 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.