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William C. Courtney

November 16, 1952 ~ September 2, 2017 (age 64)
SPRINGFIELD – William “Bill” Courtney, 64 of Springfield passed away peacefully after a long illness on September 2, 2017 at the Hospice Fisher Home in Amherst with his family by his side. He was born in Springfield on November 16, 1952, the youngest of three children. He is the son of the late Patrick and Mary Barbara (Murphy) Courtney. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas F. Courtney and uncle, John Courtney. Bill will be dearly missed by his brother Patrick Courtney and his wife Kathi Rohr of Southampton; his sister-in-law Trish Courtney-Croken and her husband Dan Croken of Wilbraham; his three nephews Matthew Courtney and his wife Amanda (Kinnon) Courtney of San Pedro, CA, Bryan Courtney and his wife Chrissie (Zartman) Courtney of Redondo Beach, CA and Christopher Courtney and his wife Alyssa (Carvalho) Courtney of Lakewood, CA. He is further survived by three grandnieces Emma, Keira and Grace, the O’Brien Clan and many friends. Bill graduated from Cathedral High School in 1970 and attended Salem State. He was employed as a fork lift operator at Milton Bradley. This led to a 30 year career with the Springfield U.S. Post Office. Over the years, he enjoyed being a competitive member of the Post Office hockey, bowling and golf teams. An avid life-long sports fan, he especially enjoyed watching his nephews play baseball, basketball and soccer. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors including mountain climbing, navigating his canoe through the rough waters of 10 Westfield River Races, being a loyal follower of the Boston Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots and a big supporter of Springfield’s local hockey teams, the Falcons and Thunderbirds. He was an excellent cook and famous for his deviled eggs and Chauvinetts which everyone enjoyed at family card games and holiday gatherings. With a passion for his Irish Heritage, Bill took delight in spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed playing hockey with the Pond Rats, traveling to Ireland and visiting his nephews and their families in Los Angeles. The family extends a special thanks to the hospice staff at the Fisher Home for their kind and compassionate care. Bill will be buried at a private service for the family with a Celebration of Life to follow in the near future. His family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fisher Home, 1195 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 or The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Attn: Development Department PO Box 160 Hatfield, MA 01038. To extend an online condolence, please visit

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St. Michael's Cemetery
1601 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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