Essex — William M. Lundy, 70, longtime resident of Pond Street, Essex, and husband of Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Goody) Lundy, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Beverly Hospital following his long illness.
Born in Oswego, N.Y., September 21, 1942, son of the late George and Ruth F. (Matz) Lundy, he was raised and attended public schools in both Oswego and Gloucester.
For four years, he proudly served with the U.S. Marines. His tour of duty included stationing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the missile crisis and Vietnam-Era duties stateside. Following his discharge and return to Gloucester, he soon trained and became employed as a plumber. Married in 1969, the Lundy's made their home and raised their family from his late Pond Street address. For 46 years, he was employed as a union plumber and retired in 2002.
Mr. Lundy enjoyed boating and fishing the local waters with his family and in retirement, enjoyed winters with his wife at their Bradenton, Fla., home.
Mr. Lundy served as President of Plumber’s and Pipefitter’s Local #138, served as a member of the Essex Board of Health, was a member of Ipswich VFW #1093, and for 13 years, served with the Essex Call Fire Department where he also served as an EMT.
In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by two daughters, Kimberly A. Lundy of Essex and Kathy E. Lundy of Gloucester; two brothers, George Lundy of Oswego, N.Y., and Richard Lundy of Gloucester; a sister, Betty Lou Allen of Oswego, N.Y.; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, the late Alan Lundy formerly of Gloucester, and a sister, Helen Lundy formerly of California.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by interment with Military Honors in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are today (Thursday) from 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Essex Fire Company, 24 Martin St., Essex, MA 01929; the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., #2, Norwood, MA 02062; or a charity of one’s choice. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.