|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1937|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 2010|
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — William "Bill" Cushing, 73, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of Hyannis, passed away peacefully Aug. 26, 2010, at Doctors Hospice in Fayetteville, Ga., after a long illness.
Born Feb. 1, 1937, to Leo & Eileen Cushing of Dorchester, Mass., he graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston in 1955 and served in the Air Force. During the 1970s and '80s he operated his own plumbing business, Cushing Plumbing & Heating in Hyannis, before relocating to Fayetteville, Ga., in 1987. He was employed by Fayette County in Georgia for the next 15 years as a county plumbing inspector, ascending to Director of Permits & Inspections before his retirement.
William was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville and St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis, and was a very involved parishioner of St. Gabriel's in Fayetteville, Ga. He was well known to all for his quick wit and smile, his kind heart, devotion to his family and his love for the Cape. William also harbored a great passion for aviation, and was an avid private pilot around Cape Cod for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Leo "Ted" Cushing, Jr., and sisters Janet Howard and Margaret Cushing. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Suzanne Cushing of Fayetteville, Ga., sisters Eileen Perkett of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Mary Desantis of Delray Beach Fla., his five children: William A. Cushing of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kathleen Cushing of Milton, Vt., Mary Lehmann of Munster, Ind., Robert Cushing of Marstons Mills, Joseph Cushing of Olathe, Kan.; his two stepchildren: William Riley of Boylston, Mass., and Christine Riley of Hilton Head, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday Oct. 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, followed by burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to The Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263 or at www.thedivinemercy.org
Published in the Cape Cod Times on 10/3/2010
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Plot: BURIED AT: SECTION 41 SITE 2382
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Record added: Oct 03, 2010
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