William L. Bagley, 91, of Bedford, NY passed away on October 22, 2018 surrounded by loving family at Northern Westchester Hospital.
William (Bill) was born on March 04, 1927 to John Bagley and Helene Sullivan in Boston, MA.
Bill grew up in Malden, MA and graduated from Malden High School in 1944. After working one year as a sheet metal machinist for A.L. Brunnel Company Bill enlisted into the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. During World War II, Bill served on two ships that were part of the Pacific fleet, the USS Lake Champlain CV39 and USS Attu. In early August 1945, Bill was onboard the USS Attu when it set sail from San Diego to Japan, but before arriving in Japanese waters Japan had surrendered to the U.S. after the dropping of the two atomic bombs.
After Bill's discharge from the Navy he worked a number of jobs before attending the University of St. Thomas and The University of Notre Dame where in 1952 he earned a BS in Finance. In 1953, Bill began his 38 year career with AT&T, New York Telephone and NYNEX Corporation. During his first year with AT&T, he met Ada Lohse at a company/hospital charity function and they were married two years later. In 1991, Bill retired as a senior executive with NYNEX and then spent much of his retirement years caring for his wife who battled multiple sclerosis until her death in June 2015.
Bill was an avid golfer, gin rummy player and dog lover; but his undivided devotion, besides being to his family, was to the Boston Red Sox, Notre Dame football, and time spent on Cape Cod with family and friends.
Bill is survived by his two sons, John Bagley of Bedford, NY, Robert Bagley and his wife Catherine of Wellesley, MA, his daughter Ann Capozzi and her husband Anthony of Valhalla, NY, and five grandchildren, Benny, Elise, Brendan, Rebecca and Jack.
Visitation will be held at Oelker-Cox & Sinatra Funeral Home, 262 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY on October 26th, from 4:00-8:00 PM.
Funeral service will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Route 22, Bedford, NY on October 27th, 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org
To view Bill's online tribute or send a message of condolence, visit: https://sinatraffh.com