WORCESTER-William P. Laverty, Jr., 69, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2023, after a valiant fight against recent medical issues. He leaves two children, Sean Laverty of Worcester and Julie Laverty and her husband, Patrick Warren of Natick; a daughter-in-law, Shalon Laverty; six grandchildren, Matthew, Keira, Cian, Connor, Finnegan and Lilyana; a great-grandchild, Luna; three siblings, Maureen Laverty of Worcester, Timothy Laverty of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and John Laverty and his wife, Mary of Shrewsbury; and many loving cousins whom he considered some of his closest friends. His son, Andrew Laverty and two siblings, Michael and Kathleen Laverty predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of William P. and Loretta M. (McFadden) Laverty. He graduated from St. John’s High School and was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Bill owned and operated Paramount Fence Company for the last 35 years in Worcester. His incredible work ethic generated life-long personal and professional relationships and contributions to the community. Bill enjoyed doing volunteer work at Veterans Inc., especially serving Thanksgiving dinner every year. He also devoted many hours to mentoring individuals in recovery.
Bill was an avid Red Sox fan and was easy to spot in his signature green hat. He loved being around people and could start a conversation with anyone. Bill was best known for his razor-sharp wit and unmatched ability to both rile up and reassure the people that he cared about most. On the outside he could come across as gruff, but those who were lucky enough to really know him saw a generous softie with a heart of gold.
Bill appreciated the “little things in life” as he liked to call them and was happiest with an ice-cold coke, his daily paper and a good cigar. He loved long drives in his black truck and taking his grandchildren to McDonald’s. Some of his favorite memories were vacations to Old Orchard Beach and holiday gatherings. Family events were always brought to life with Bill’s captivating and comical banter. His humor, energy and perspective will forever be an impossible void to fill.
Visiting Hours will be Saturday, July 1 from 9:00-10:30am with a Prayer Service at 10:30am in Callahan Fay Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Veterans’ Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, 01605.