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.