NORTH ATTLEBORO – William James “Bill” Killarney, Jr. of Waters Edge in North Attleboro passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Born October 13, 1940 in Boston, he was a son of the late William J., Sr. and Mary H. (Harte) Killarney.
Bill grew up in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston and was a graduate of Boston Trade School.
He moved to Plainville in 1957 and has lived in North Attleboro for the past 25 years.
He worked as a setter and solderer at Marathon jewelry company in Attleboro for over 30 years before retiring at age 62.
Bill was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He loved old movies and worked as a projectionist at the former Union Theatre in Attleboro and Tri-Boro Theatre in Attleboro Falls. He also collected movies and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots.
He is survived by his sister, Catherine Rudder of Brandon, FL; a brother John Killarney and wife Mary of Plainville and five nieces and nephews: Amy Foley, Ryan Killarney, Lisa Rudder, Lori DelRossi and James Rudder, Jr.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martha’s Parish, 227 South Street (Route 1A), Plainville. Burial to follow at Shepardville Cemetery, Plainville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Attleboro Veteran’s Department, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.