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SALEM - Mr. William Francis Reardon 68, of Salem, beloved husband of Karyn Ann (O'Donnell) Reardon, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a courageous battle with Leukemia.
Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late Francis G. and Mary Ann (Dugan) Reardon. He was raised and educated in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1967. He continued his education at Norwich University, graduating in 1971. During his high school and college careers Bill was an exceptional athlete, competing on both the varsity Ice hockey and golf teams.
Mr. Reardon had been employed as a Salesman for United Liquors working for over 32 years until the time of his retirement, his territory included the North Shore. For over 18 years Bill was the bartender at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead and more recently had tended bar at the Knights of Columbus in Salem.
A loving family man, Bill relished time spent with his wife and grandchildren and shared a special bond with his nieces and nephews. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed hitting the links with his friends. He was a former member of the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club and a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, Valloid Council in Salem. Above all else family always came first. He was the ultimate grandfather and was truly over joyed to become a great-grandfather. He will be remembered for his dedication to family, his outgoing nature, his passion for golf and sports and his devotion to his loving wife. He will be missed.
The Reardon Family would like to thank the Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital Oncology on Lunder 10 and Mass General North Shore Cancer Center for the loving care and attention provided to Bill during his illness. They are forever grateful.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Karyn Ann (O'Donnell) Reardon of Salem; his stepson, Richard Boudreault of Exeter, N.H.; his grandchildren, Richard Parent-Boudreault of Peabody, Brandy-Lee Parent-Boudreault of Peabody and Jessica Karyn Boudreault of Exeter, N.H., his two great-grandchildren, Christopher Parent-Boudreault and Blake Bettencourt, his sisters, Patricia Reardon-Longever of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla., and Mamie Reardon of Saugus, he was the brother of the late Frank Reardon. His brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Vicky O'Donnell of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Kevin O'Donnell of Salem, Mark and Sandra O'Donnell of Seattle, WA, Shawn O'Donnell of Salem, Joyce and William Faircloth of Salem, Colleen and Richard Ortins of Beverly and several nieces and nephews and extended family.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Saturday, Feb. 10th at 11 a.m. followed by his funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd, Salem at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, Visiting hours Friday, Feb. 9th from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Bill's memory to the Mass General North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Salem Children's Charity, 1 Frederick St., Salem, MA 01970. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on February 7, 2018
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