OBITUARY

William Gerard McIntyre

July 30, 1966April 17, 2016

Attleboro - William Gerard McIntyre passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 17, 2016 of cardiac arrest while participating in a motocross competition.

Bill was born in Boston and grew up in Foxboro and Sandwich. He graduated from Sandwich High School in 1985. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Airborne Division and subsequently became a member of the Special Forces, Green Beret Unit. He served in multiple locations around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

At the conclusion of his military service, Bill joined Verizon Corp. and served as a technician in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Bill leaves behind the love of his life, Sue Murray and her two daughters, Jamie and Kelley. He also leaves his parents, William and Cathleen of Sandwich, MA, his sister Jennifer McIntyre Condon and his brother Greg and sister-in-law Rachel and two nieces Charlotte and Bridget and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Bill will be remembered for his incredible sense of humor and ability to bring happiness and light to others. He will be greatly missed by all.

A period of visitation will be held with the family on Thursday, April 21, 2016 4 to 8 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 MA-6A, Sandwich, MA 02563.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:00 at Corpus Christi Parish, 324 Quaker Meeting House Road East Sandwich. Interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association 20 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701. Friends may share condolences and sign the register book online at www.nickersonbournefuneralhome.com Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, April 21, 2016
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 22, 2016

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

William Gerard McIntyre

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Glenn and Donna Sauer

April 23, 2016

Dear Bill and Cathy, We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We are so saddened to learn of your son Bill's sudden death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patrick Hallihan

April 23, 2016

I served with Billy in Afghanistan and had the pleasure of seeing some of Europe with him while on leave. We had a blast, especially in Dublin, Ireland. I will Always remember that.

Philip Rodriguez

April 23, 2016

Billy Mac was a great friend and always treated me like a brother. The times I spent with Bill and his family were some of the best I've ever had. We would laugh for hours about the most insignificant things and, occasionally, discuss life's deeper issues but not very often. I've never known anyone who used more health & beauty products than Bill but he did have some pretty nice skin. Bill was taken from us way too soon but in the time he was with us, was truly a selfless patriot and an amazing friend. When I think back on the times we shared on the Cape I always smile and, sometimes, laugh out loud. Even though I'm miles away, my heart remains in Sandwich. Although he's left our physical world, he'll never leave our hearts. I offer my deepest, heartfelt condolences to his family and anyone whose life was touched by Billy Mac.

Geno Johnston

April 22, 2016

Hi my name is Geno. I race Bills class and was behind him when he fell ill. I can be nervous and shy before races but, Bill a very pleasant and disarming demeanor about him. He had put me at ease more than once with his genuinely humorous and friendly manner. Bill had a passion and love for this sport as the rest of us truly do. We not only enjoy it but, it becomes necessity to most of and honestly encourages us to be better people in our daily lives. When we meet people like Bill in our family, it truly inspires us to be more kind and friendly to others as he. If you read some of the other remarks circulatiing, it will become quite obvious how he left such a positive impression on people. Even folks that had even only met him that very morning. I know I speak for all of us when I say that our thoughts and prayers are truly with you. If there were a silver lining, it is that he really did move on doing what he loved. We will carry on his legacy by opening the flood gates and being even more kind to eachother as he. God Bless.

Mary Falcione

April 22, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't hang out with Bill too often in High School but he was so nice when our paths crossed. He went on from HS to do wonderful things. What a hero. RIP Bill and prayers to your family.

Lee Williams

April 22, 2016

Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you, Jamie, Kelly and the McIntyre family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Steve Hathaway

April 22, 2016

"Semper Fidelis" Bill, Will never forget you and the friendship we had.

Paulette Balich

April 22, 2016

Dear Bill and Cathleen and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about the death of your son. There are no words that can properly express my heartfelt condolences. No loss is a good one but the loss of a child is especially difficult. Please know all of the McIntyres will be in my prayers. With deepest sympathy, Paulette Balich

stephen allegrezza

April 21, 2016

I want his friends and family to know he wasnt alone.There was many people with him in his time of need. We all fought hard as well as he did but God had a place for him in heaven. I'm so sorry for your loss.Ride in peace Bill.

jay hoff

April 21, 2016

Ride on, Bill.