Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

73 North Liberty Drive, Stony Point, NY


William F. Halstead

May 30, 1953January 3, 2020

William "Bill" Halstead Bill Halstead age 66, passed away on January 3, 2020. Bill was born on May 30, 1953 to Murat and Patricia (Desmond) Halstead. He was in the excavating business for over 37 years and was known in the community as "Billy Backhoe". He worked as an operator for Raines & Welsh and was last employed by Environmental Construction. Bill will be remembered for his charitable work in the community. Bill Halstead is survived by his aunt, Janet Burns, uncle, Robert (Doris) Halstead, brother, Robert Halstead, nephew, Michael (Gerry) Halstead, godchild, Valerie Halstead, and friend, Paul Hansen. Visitation will be held on January 8, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, Stony Point, NY. A Funeral Service will be held on January 9, 2020 at 11am at the funeral home. Burial to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Haverstraw, NY. Donations in Bill Halstead's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020

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