Cheryl Tetreault
B: 1962-06-03
D: 2020-06-01
View Details
Tetreault, Cheryl
Barbara Rondeau
B: 1927-09-02
D: 2020-05-31
View Details
Rondeau, Barbara
Bettie Kravetz
B: 1926-06-18
D: 2020-05-30
View Details
Kravetz, Bettie
Elizabeth Patten
B: 1936-07-05
D: 2020-05-29
View Details
Patten, Elizabeth
Kiejuan Guillotte
D: 2020-05-28
View Details
Guillotte, Kiejuan
Lance Liddle
B: 1938-11-27
D: 2020-05-25
View Details
Liddle, Lance
Joseph Barry
B: 1961-01-28
D: 2020-05-25
View Details
Barry, Joseph
Raymond Dushaney
B: 1967-04-13
D: 2020-05-21
View Details
Dushaney, Raymond
Randy Rahilly
B: 1974-04-05
D: 2020-05-20
View Details
Rahilly, Randy
Evan McAllister
B: 2004-01-13
D: 2020-05-17
View Details
McAllister, Evan
Edith Hall
B: 1958-01-29
D: 2020-05-17
View Details
Hall, Edith
Carolyn Scott Shaylor
B: 1932-03-18
D: 2020-05-16
View Details
Scott Shaylor, Carolyn
Maurice Maroni
B: 1923-02-11
D: 2020-05-14
View Details
Maroni, Maurice
David Foley
B: 1957-01-19
D: 2020-05-12
View Details
Foley, David
Michael Foley
B: 1944-02-18
D: 2020-05-11
View Details
Foley, Michael
Gisele Del Negro
B: 1922-11-24
D: 2020-05-10
View Details
Del Negro, Gisele
Paul Genesi
B: 1927-11-16
D: 2020-05-08
View Details
Genesi, Paul
Denis Banister
B: 1951-01-15
D: 2020-05-08
View Details
Banister, Denis
Elizabeth Hannock
B: 1925-07-07
D: 2020-05-08
View Details
Hannock, Elizabeth
Aldo Bruseghini
B: 1926-10-16
D: 2020-05-04
View Details
Bruseghini, Aldo
Filomena Demo
B: 1916-04-08
D: 2020-05-04
View Details
Demo, Filomena


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
521 West Main St
Phone: (413) 663-6523
A. Paul Willey

A. Paul Willey

Friday, April 4th, 1930 - Monday, October 28th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of A. Paul Willey, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of A. Paul Willey

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

A. Paul's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

A. Paul's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


A. Paul Willey of North Adams, beloved husband of Mary (Fierro) Willey, died October 28, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
He was born in Burlington, Vermont to Harold and Gertrude (Tice) Willey, on April 4, 1930.
After high school, he attended the Mass Radio School in Boston, MA and obtained an FCC License to work at radio stations as a broadcast engineer. His first job was at the radio station WTWN in St. Johnsbury, VT. He then went to Biddeford, ME. After that he went to WDEV, a 5kw directional on 550KC in Waterbury, VT. As time went on, he accepted the position of Chief Engineer for WMNB in North Adams and WBTN in Bennington, VT. At that time the general manager of WMNB was Donald Thurston. In 1964, Paul had built the first commercial stereo station in Western Massachusetts for WCFM at Williams College. In all, Paul spent 45 years at Berkshire Broadcasting. At that time Don Thurston owned WMNB, WSBS, WCAT, WCNX and WMNS FM.
In 1971, while taking courses at Purdue University, Paul discovered paging services with beepers where there was no such thing in Western, MA. Paul, Dick Gore and Don Thurston began a company named Berkshire Communicators.
Paul retired from WMNB in 2005 at the age of 75. He continued to be an engineer at MCLA and Williams College radio stations until he reached his 83rd birthday with a reputation as one of the best radio engineers in the business. In 2009 he was inducted into Radio Guide Magazine’s Hall of Achievement.
Paul is survived by his wife Mary of 45 years and 3 children including, Dr. Cynthia Willey and her husband Lester Temkin of Rhode Island, Paul A. Willey and his partner Vicki Rider of San Diego and Lisa J. Fine and her husband Gene of Oxnard, CA. He also leaves 3 grand-children, Rachel Moreschi and her husband Sean of FL, Jackson T. Fine of CA and Emery S. Fine of MT who will all miss this loving man terribly.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at the First Baptist Church, North Adams, MA on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at the Flynn and Dagnoli West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Center through the funeral home.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of A. Paul Willey, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, November 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
    521 West Main St.
    North Adams, MA 01247
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 11:00am
    First Baptist Church of North Adams
    131 Main St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. David Anderson
  • Interment

    Eastlawn Cemetery
    605 Main St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Burial at a later date


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of A. Paul here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Cindy, Les, Rachel and Sean sent flowers to the family of A. Paul Willey.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Cindy, Les, Rachel and Sean

Posted at 11:00am
Dear Dad and grandpa You are deeply loved as the most amazing father anyone could have, and your example to all. For everything, we love you always.
Flower Image

Cindy, Les, Rachel and Sean purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of A. Paul Willey. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each