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Obituary: William P. Stickney, 83, of North Reading

William  P.  Stickney. Photo credit: Croswell Funeral Home.
William P. Stickney. Photo credit: Croswell Funeral Home.
Obituary from Croswell Funeral Home:

William P. Stickney, 83, of North Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at Beverly Hospital, after a sudden illness.

Born in Everett, MA on December 2, 1930, he was the son of the late Leroy and Helen (Kimball) Stickney. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served from 1951 to 1953. He received his BSEE and MSBA from Northeastern University in Boston. He was a Professional Engineer.

Bill was an Electrical Engineer by trade, he was self-employed as a Sales Engineer, he manufactured and sold instrumentation and control systems. He started, owned and operated Stickney Engineering Associates, Inc. for 50 years.               

He was a resident of North Reading for the past 34 years and was a member of the Union Congregational Church. He was a longtime member of Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boy Scouts of America, Past Master of the Lynnfield Masonic Lodge and member of the Aleppo Shriner’s. He was also a member and Past President of the Thomson Club in North Reading. 

Bill was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a compassionate and selfless man, always willing to lend a hand to help anyone.

Family members include his loving wife of 63 years, Helen (Malcom) Stickney; his son,  Stephen Stickney and his wife Karen of Andover; daughters, Heather Maiola and Brooke  Schaefer, both of North Reading and Paige Stickney of Maine; sisters, Dawn Stickney of FL and Florence Mauer of WA. Loving grandfather of Brent, Alec and Jeremy, Colby and Morgan of North Reading and Matthew and Meghan of Andover.

Memorial Service will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours.  

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, 353 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA 02169.Arrangements  are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. 

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