Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 15, 2014

William R. Wholey, 78


Andover, MA — William Richard Wholey, Jr. 78, a resident of Andover for more than 40 years, died Sunday May 11, 2014 at Wingate of Andover.

Born Dec. 8, 1935 in Methuen, he was the son of the late William R. Sr. and Agnes (McNulty) Wholey. He was a graduate of the Edward F. Searles High School in Methuen, Class of 1953.

Mr. Wholey was an accomplished pianist for many years in Boston. He retired from the First National Bank of Boston in 1990 after 25 years in their International Division. Following his retirement, William resumed his musical career entertaining locally and in many nursing homes.

William is survived by his niece, Hilary W. Munroe; his nephew, E. Lincoln Field; his brother-in-law, Attorney Marshall L. Field; and cousins, including Thomas McNulty, Judy Murphy, and Joyce McNulty.

William was predeceased by his sister, Susan W. Field, who died on March 14, 2014.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends were warmly received on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. Funeral services followed at 6:15 p.m.

Private Entombment will take place the following day in St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Mausoleum.