William “Billy” F. Fennessey

William “Billy” F. Fennessey, 68, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2022, following a brief illness. Billy was a life-long resident of Somerville, MA where he made many friends and memories in the city that he loved. He enjoyed the simple things in life, listening to classic rock music, watching old movies, and most importantly, spending time with friends and family. Billy was an avid reader, a Boston sports enthusiast, and nature lover. Whether camping, fishing, whitewater rafting or watching stormy weather, Billy loved it all. He also played a mean game of horseshoes. With his quick wit, Billy was the life of the party. Always ready with a fantastic story or joke; his laugh and smile were infectious and will be sorely missed.

Loving son of the late William and Doris Fennessey, Billy leaves behind his daughter, Lynn and her husband, Mark Mucha, of Groton, MA; his sister Catherine and her husband Luis Martinez of Woodside, NY; brother Robert and wife Patricia of Nashua, NH; sister Maureen and her husband John Bernis of Melrose, MA. Billy is also survived by his grandchildren, John and Anna, as well as many nieces and a nephew, all whom he loved dearly.

Billy will forever be remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Billy will be mourned privately by his family.


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  1. John and Donna Colborne on February 1, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Mo and family we are so very sorry for the loss of Billy.
    “Our hearts are amazing things, they keep memories alive forever “
    Sending Love and Friendship
    John, Donna, JD and Denzel

  2. John Domings on February 1, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    What can I say. We were friends since we were infants. We shared so many good times along with some bad times, you were my partner in crime and we always remained close friends. Going to miss you Bill, more than anyone will know.

  3. The Stanton’s on February 1, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Maureen and family so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you al during this sad and difficult time. Love you all.

  4. Mr mrs Donald Domings on February 1, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    RIP so sorry for your loss

  5. Maureen Bernis on February 1, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    I will miss you big brother. Our Christmas Eve memories will live on forever. Love you always. Mo

  6. The Roscigno Family on February 1, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Maureen, John, Jared, and Olivia,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your brother and uncle. His memory will live on with you and all of those whose lives were touched by him. ♥️

  7. Patti on February 1, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Such a special cousin!!! I’ll remember all the great times up Hampton!!!!! Anywhere Jan and Dot took us kids!!!!

  8. Tom and Carol McCollem on February 1, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Fennessey Family,
    We’re sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  9. Diane & Richie Domings on February 2, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Thinking of you all as you mourn the loss of Billy. We are so very sorry for your loss. May your happy memories bring you all peace.

    Diane and Richie Domings

  10. Elaine& Mike Pirrello on February 2, 2022 at 8:01 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of your brother Billy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your special memories with Billy bring you peace and comfort. Sending hugs your way. Love Elaine and Michael

  11. Jean Cunningham on February 2, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    To the Fennessey family: Very sorry for your loss. May Billy rest in peace.

  12. Kim Fichera on February 2, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    RIP Billy, heartfelt condolences, prayers and love for all my family.

  13. Chuck Jones on February 2, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    RIP old friend

  14. Mike King on February 2, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Mo & Family,

    So sorry to hear about Billy. You’re all in my thoughts & prayers. May all the good memories help sustain you and bring comfort when you need it.

  15. George Lawson on February 3, 2022 at 8:24 am

    My deepest condolences on the loss of Billy. Many good memories from Dell Street, Glen Park and the music Billy and Richard listens to at the house. Keeping you all (Cathy, Bobby and Maureen) in my thoughts. May you find peace during this difficult time with all the good memories and may they stay with you in the weeks, months and years that lay ahead.

  16. Carol (Salamone ) Sanborn on February 3, 2022 at 10:41 am

    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. John Fennessy on February 3, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Dear Kathy, Bobby and Maureen. So sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. Wishing him God speed home. Mary and I are praying for you all.
    Your cousin, John

  18. Terry & Lisa (Bickford) Madore on February 4, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Our condolences from Maine to Billy’s family. Billy will be greatly missed where beers are had, campfire’s burn and the squirt guns come out! Rest In Peace, Billy the fence! Love, Lisa, Terry, Derek and Devyn xo

  19. JOSEPH VOUTOUR on February 4, 2022 at 10:31 am

    My condolences to Bill’s family, I am sorry to hear of his passing, may he rest in peace.

  20. Rich Lawson on February 4, 2022 at 10:44 am

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have thought of him often over the years. He was a big part of my life growing up in East Somerville. Maureen, Bob and Cathy. I hope you can find peace now that Bill is with Doris and Big Bill again.

    God Bless You And Keep You. Sleep Peacefully, Bill

  21. Lisa Goldstein on February 4, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Maureen & Family,
    So very sad to see this news. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your love and memories of your brother live forever. Love, The Goldstein Family

  22. Greg Fennessey on February 4, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Dearest Fennessey Family,
    Nancy and I are heart broken. It has taken me awhile to put into words the loss felt. So many fun times spent together and laughs. Nancy and I feel fortunate that we could visit with Billy recently. He was his typical jokester self even with what he was up against. We are so sorry that we are not closer so as to toast Billy with all of you but know that we will always remember him and love the fact that he was part of our lives. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Greg and Nancy

  23. Arthur & Beverly Mabbett on February 7, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Lynn:

    Bev, the entire Mabbett Team, and I extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your entire family at this time. Losing a parent-father is traumatic and very difficult. May God bless you and the family as you endeavor to cope with your loss.

    Our deepest sympathy,

    Art, Bev and Team Mabbett

  24. Bobby Fennessey on February 7, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    To my big brother.
    I will miss you so much I am so sorry we didn’t have more time together till we meet again on the other side
    Love you Bobby

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