Mack Memorial Home


William J. Callahan

March 28, 1934May 25, 2020

William Callahan, 86, of Secaucus, NJ, passed away due to Alzheimer’s Monday, May 25, 2020.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, to Elizabeth and John Callahan. He was a loving and devoted husband, amazing dad, grandfather, and great grandfather. He accomplished so much in his life. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was also a mailman, mechanic, and house painter. Then for 31 years he was a well-respected and dedicated police officer at Port Authority NY/NJ. In addition to these accomplishments he was often seen working on his various projects involving his home in Secaucus, his cars, or anything else we asked him to do for that matter. In reality, he was a guy who could fix/build anything!

Beloved husband of Harriet Callahan; loving father of Maureen DiDomenico and her husband Joseph, Catherine Viggiano and her husband Pasquale, Eileen McGovern and her husband William, and William Callahan and his wife Margaret; cherished grandfather of Joseph DiDomenico and his husband Joseph, and William and Michelle DiDomenico, Christian and Nicholas Viggiano, Cassidy and Ryan McGovern, and William Callahan,III; adoring great grandfather of Shane DiDomenico; and dear brother of the late Margaret and Arthur Callahan. William also leaves behind his nieces Jane Harnen and Bridget and Patricia Callahan, and his nephew John Callahan.

Unfortunately due to the Covid pandemic we are limited in our formal services. In the future we hope to hold a Memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Grace Healthcare Services (hospice), 105 Fieldcrest Avenue, Suite 402 Edison NJ 08837, or to Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus, NJ, in the name of William Callahan.


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Joey Nigro

June 11, 2020

Sincere regards to the Callahan family. Bill was always a gentleman , a great supervisor and most of all a friend. Peace

Tony Disanzo

May 30, 2020

BILL was the best of the best

They don't come better then Bill
I am deeply saddened and will miss him very much he made our world a better place

Lori Spence O'Brien

May 28, 2020

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Our thoughts and prayers to the Callahans.
Love, Lori and Tom

Al Sornberger

May 28, 2020

I had the privilege to work with Bill at LaGuardia airport when I first was assigned out of the academy. Bill was always with a smile and a good boss to work for, always had the time to chat with you . I always felt he treated everyone who worked for him not as a subordinate, but an equal. He will be truly missed.

Joe Wesley

May 28, 2020

When I was a police officer, Bill was my squad sergeant, great boss & always a gentleman.
Rest In Peace my brother.

Thomas Westfield

May 28, 2020

Bill was a great man. I worked with and for him at Newark Airport. When I became a Sergeant I tried to model myself after him. His calm and gentle demeanor was his trademark in a job that can get quite excitable.
My sorrows to his family,

Richard Kiselewsky

May 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing .
He was one great guy and it was my pleasure to work with him .
I can't recall a day he didn't have something to smile about .
A darn good man for sure.

God Speed brother

Robert Pasquariello

May 28, 2020

Sgt Callahan was a gentleman and a gentle man. He had a calmness about his demeanor that reflected on all those who worked with him. A kindness in his heart that was reflective in his personality. Thats a LEGACY. He always stayed grounded and treated everyone as if he was your dad. No doubt where he is now. Enjoying the rewards of how he lived his life. May he RIP

Tony Ferullo

May 28, 2020

Always a gentleman.

John Shimansky

May 27, 2020

Worked with Bill at Newark Airport for many years on the midnight shift, one of the best patrol and Crew Chief Sgts I had the the honor to work for. May he rest in peace