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GLOUCESTER: Mr. William J. Mourey, 83, of Gloucester passed away on Thursday morning in the Addison Gilbert Hospital, after a brief illness.He was the loving husband to Dorothy L. “Dotty” (Gonsalves) Mourey, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage, and 47 years of loving companionship.

Bill was born November 29, 1932, in Haverhill, son of the late William L. and Irene (Belanger) Mourey. He was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and a graduate of Gloucester High School. Bill continued his education, graduating from Lincoln Institute and Wentworth Institute.

He was a United States Army veteran and was an Instructor at West Point for some time.

Bill worked as a Field Engineer and Inspector (Clerk of Works) with the consultant firm of Somerville Engineering, Inc and Design Consultants, Inc. for 18 years of combined experience. This experience included Project Coordinator, Project Field Engineer and Inspector with the Consultant Firms of Universal Engineering, Whitman & Howard and Green International Affiliates and 11 years of combined experience as Project Field Engineer, Cost Engineer and Surveyor with the Boston and Maine Railroad Corp.

He was a skilled artist. He enjoyed playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his loving wife, Dorothy, William is survived by his children, Christopher J. Mourey of Gloucester, and Julie M. Rigazio and her husband, Rick of Arlington, Mass.; His stepchildren, Dorothy R. Babine and her husband, Donald of Gloucester, Alice L. “Frenchie” Barry and her husband, Patrick of Gloucester, Buster Silva of Orlando, Fla., and Dale M. Palazzola and her husband, Cliff of Gloucester. He is also survived by 14 Grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, William J. Mourey, Jr., his brother James Mourey, his grandsons Gloucester Police Officer Scott Barry and James Cooper.

William’s Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Family Parish in St. Ann Church, Prospect Street, Gloucester, on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the World Vision, Post Office Box 70399, Tacoma, WA 98481-0399. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester.
Published on  December 21, 2015
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