William F. McGlincey
January 20, 1940 - March 10, 2015
Service Date: March 19, 2015
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 5 - 8 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring at Maplewood Cemetery.
William Francis (Bill) McGlincey, 75, of West Newfield, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following several months of declining health.
He was born on January 20, 1940 in Winthrop, Massachusetts a son of William H. and Virginia (Cartwright) McGlincey and moved to West Newfield in 1951. He graduated from Sanford High School in 1958, married his high school sweetheart, Wilma Horne and raised a family.
Bill was briefly employed as a welder at Hussey Manufacturing in North Berwick, a mechanic at Harlow’s Chrysler/Plymouth Garage in Sanford and later as a precision welder at Great Falls Products in Rochester, NH for many years. He was very proud to have served his country in the National Guard. In the early 1970’s the opportunity was there to own and run his own business; he acquired a dump truck, loader and backhoe and went into the excavation business. He enjoyed helping out his sister for the past several years at the Bond tree farm in West Newfield at Christmas time each year, cutting brush for wreaths and helping people with their Christmas trees. Bill was excellent at everything he did, whether carpentry, plumbing, electrical work or mechanics, he was always there to help out family and friends with whatever job needed doing.
Bill enjoyed the outdoors. He was an active member of the Northern York County Rod and Gun Club, collected guns and was an avid hunter. He had an interest in stock car racing and raced a year at Beech Ridge Speedway in the 1970’s, as well as being a NASCAR enthusiast and a fan of Ricky Craven and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He took pleasure in antique cars and was especially proud of his 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, which he restored, driving it to different car meets and shows throughout the season.
Most important of all was his family. He was devoted to his children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and was always more than willing to share his talents; helping any of them out in any way he could. Bill was well known in many circles and will be greatly missed.
He was predeceased by his parents, his uncle, Frank Cartwright, his older brother, John and his son, Billy.
Bill is survived by his son, Brian and his wife Dana of Acton; his daughter, Deborah Littlefield and her husband Wes of Springvale; his brother, Richard and his wife Hazel, his brother, Robert and sister, Joanne Bond and her husband Tom, all of West Newfield; his sister, Ann Cuffey and her husband Greg of Gorham; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, his stepmother, Dorothy McGlincey of Hollis, his aunt and uncle, Irene and Allen Bianco of Winthrop, MA and aunt Margaret Cartwright of Portsmouth, NH, former wife, Pat Gibson and longtime friend, Bruce Colwell both of West Newfield and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Graveside Service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Parsonsfield later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Town of Newfield Heating Assistance Program, P.O. Box 62, West Newfield, ME 04095.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.