Obituary for William Edward Whitney
William Edward Whitney, 60, of North Adams died on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at BMC North Adams. He was born in North Adams, MA on December 1, 1957 a son of Marie Whitney Clark of Vermont and the late Edward William Whitney. He attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from McCann Tech High School with the class of 1976.
He was a mechanic/auto body technician for local business which included Roger's Automotive Sales and Carpinello's. He was a silent but vocal partner in the decision making at Al Whitney Trucking in Williamstown. He was a member of the Greylock Community Club and he had a love for NASCAR, demolition derby, and stock cars.
William’s wife, Cheryl Lee (Fredette) Whitney whom he married on December 17, 1976 died on July 14, 2016. William leaves his mother, Marie Whitney Clark and her husband, David C. Clark of West Pawlet, VT. He also leaves a daughter, Beth Whitney of North Adams; a son- Wayne Whitney and his fiancée Lila Briggs (Billy's girlfriend in law) of Florida, MA and his grandchildren, Felicia and Brian Whitney and a great-grandson Oliver Newton. William also leaves his brothers, Al Whitney and his wife Lisa of Williamstown and David C. Clark Jr; sisters, Sandra Watson, Mary Murphy, Jeannette James and Holly Whitney; an aunt Carolyn Whitney of Bennington, aunt Rosemary Briggs and uncle Donald Briggs of Evansville, IN and several nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by a step mother, Barbara Whitney.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours for William Whitney will be on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11-2 PM at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. A celebration of his life will take place at 2pm followed by a reception at the Greylock Community Club. To add to the book of memories, please visit, www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.