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William "Bill" F. Fouhey

March 1, 1952 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 68)

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PEABODY – Mr. William "Bill" F. Fouhey, 68 of Peabody, beloved husband of the late Nancy J. (Peterson) Fouhey, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with his family by his side.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (Queenan) Fouhey. Raised and educated in Salem, he attended St. Mary’s Grammar School on Hawthorne Boulevard for Kindergarten through 8th grade and was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School class of 1970. Bill continued his education at Salem State College and eventually earned a Masters Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College.

Bill’s calling was in education, as evidenced by his 35 years spent teaching, first as a high-school biology teacher, then as a computer science teacher in the Billerica public school system. He was a great man, loving and providing husband and father, a loyal friend, and the best Poppa anyone could have asked for.  Known for his quick wit and intelligence, he was able to spark a conversation with anyone. He was also a voracious reader, powering through anything science fiction, historical fiction or history related within a few days.  His favorite moments were spent reading with his “Sweetie” while she watched game shows, or playing with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bill was predeceased by his “Sweetie”, Nancy, with whom he shared 45 incredibly happy years. Bill is survived by his daughter, Maura Eileen Fouhey of Brighton, his son, William F. Fouhey, Jr and his wife Kara of Swampscott, his grandchildren, Theodore, Hanna and Angel Baby Francis, his brother James Fouhey, Jr and his wife Agnes of Salem, and his sister Marie Fouhey of Salem, his sisters in-law, Patricia Shaw and her husband William of Peabody, and Kimberly Kilcommons and her husband Peter of Peabody, and his nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews, James Fouhey and his wife Claire, Aaron Fouhey, Ashley Kilcommons and her fiancé Elias, Kristen Kilcommons and Peter Kilcommons, Jennifer Doane and her children Olivia and Cameron, Erin Story and her husband Brian and their children Brian and Kyla, Andrew Shaw and his wife Sara.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours which will be held in The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem on Thursday, August 6th from 4 to 8 P.M. All other services are private. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Donations may be made in Bill’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit

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August 6, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

Private Service

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Tribute Casting of Service to start on Friday, August 7th at 10 A.M.
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