William J. Faria
William J. Faria, age 87 of Goodyear, AZ died November 23, 2018, in Goodyear, AZ. He was born October 9, 1931, in Oak Bluffs, MA to Joseph and Amelia Faria. Bill served in the US Army from September 1952 to March 1954 achieving the rank of Corporal. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart along with other military honors for his service. He was a member of the VFW and the Holy Ghost Society (the PA) in Oak Bluffs. He enjoyed taking trips to the casino and loved following his sports teams, the Patriots, Celtics and especially the Boston Red Sox. He was the Boston Red Sox’s number one fan! He was a great father and provider for his family.
Bill is survived by his wife, Hazel Faria; sons, William Faria, Ph.D. and Graham Faria; daughter-in-law Nancy Faria; three grandchildren, Erica, Jennifer and Amanda; and three great-grandchildren, Izayah, Hazel and Aliliyana. He was blessed to have many wonderful friends in Oak Bluffs and the kindness and friendship of Jack and Gwen Dempsey in Goodyear, AZ.
My sincere condolences. Had known Billy all my life – from when he grew up next to the stone building. Always fun, honest and sincere. Bob Murphy
My Condolences to the Faria Family.
I am very Sorry to hear of his Passing. He was a Great Man, Loving Father, and True Patriot!
I loved talking with him about the Red Sox, Driving thru Oak Bluffs, when he would point out boyhood experiences and history.
We were in Awe as Children of his Purple Heart, for his service and wounding in Korea, but as we grew up, we realized why he did not talk much about it.
Loved to hear him tell about what it was like growing up in Oak Bluffs, and the Many experiences he had.
I loved having Phone Conversations with him when he lived in Goodyear, and he could remember things from long ago, like they were Yesterday!
An End of an ERA; of when the Island was a different place.
My Condolences To Hazel, Billy Jr, Graham, Nancy, and the Grandchildren.
So sorry to read of your loss, Hazel. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.