Obituary Details

William Patrick McFadden

December 15, 1931 - July 30, 2015

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time:
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Mass

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Service Time:
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Raleigh Memorial Park
Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

William Patrick McFadden passed away on July 30, 2015 and joined the mother of their ten children in eternity.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy, his parents Mary & Patrick, stepfather Charles Carney, his brothers Paul , John, and Chuck McFadden, sister Sally McFadden, brother-in-law Frank Holodnak, sister-in-law Janet McFadden and stepbrothers Jack and Bob Carney.

William (Bill) was born in Pittsburgh PA on December 15,1931 to Mary and Patrick McFadden. Bill was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where he was cantor and sang in the choir. He was a lifelong member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA) and sang with 3 different choruses, starting in Kingston, NY. He retired from IBM in 1992 after more than 30 years with the company. He was involved in Boy Scouts, coached youth baseball, and helped build numerous houses with Habitat for Humanity. He and his late wife also volunteered with Urban Ministries of Wake County and coordinated The Gifts of the Magi at Our Lady of Lourdes. Bill continued serving Urban Ministries and helped deliver meals for Meals on Wheels with his wife, Cathy.

Bill is survived by his wife Cathryn and his loving children and their spouses: Mike & Kay McFadden, Kathy Stagias, Maureen Mieure, Caroline & Keith Hailey, Sarah & Dave Ely, Ginny & Jeff Warner, Kevin & Fran McFadden, Danny McFadden, Eileen Neumyer, and Christine & Mark Swan; his grandchildren: Stacy & Erik Lundblad, Tim & Kelly McFadden, Jessianne Pipkins, Adam & Dorothy Ely, Charles Pipkins, Stephen Ely, Jennifer Mieure, Simone & Anthony Baer, Jonathan Ely, Evan Warner, Alannah Flowers, Alyssa Flowers, Zachary Swan, Damien Neumyer, Christopher Neumyer , Xander Swan, and Eli Swan; 2 great-grandchildren Addison and Oren Ely; brother Patrick, Jr, & Betty McFadden, sister Mary Holodnak, and sister-in-law Rose McFadden. He also leaves behind several cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org or Urban Ministries of Wake County, www.urbanmin.org
Posted by:
Caroline Hailey
Posted on:
September 1, 2015
Anne - Thanks for your kind thoughts! (Caroline McFadden Hailey)
Posted by:
Anne Burke
Posted on:
August 11, 2015
I am sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I was out of town and missed seeing his obituary in the paper. I was very fond of Bill and always so appreciative of his volunteer spirit during all the years he volunteered at Urban Ministries. I first met Bill and Dorothy through Cursillo in the late 70's, and was later reacquainted with them at Urban Ministries. After Dorothy died, I was happy that Bill and Cathy found happiness together and in his final years. My thoughts go out to all of his lovely family. May he rest in peace.
Anne Burke
Posted by:
Caroline Hailey
Posted on:
August 6, 2015
Thank Mr. Owens! I know I sure missed his voice when the chorus sang on Tuesday.
Posted by:
Caroline Hailey
Posted on:
August 6, 2015
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. O'Connor!
Posted by:
Rod and Sylvia O'Conor
Posted on:
August 3, 2015
Thinking of all of you at this time. Rod and Sylvia O'Connor
Posted by:
Randy Owens
Posted on:
August 3, 2015
I sang with Bill in The General Assembly chorus for several years. It was my first exposure to barbershop and Bill was without fail encouraging and friendly. Just a really nice guy and someone who was easy to talk to. He will surely be missed!
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Visitation

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Mass

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Cemetery

Raleigh Memorial Park
Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC