Bill Conroy passed away peacefully in Danville, CA on December 30, 2018. Bill was born in Norwich, New York to Francis and Nellie Conroy on July 26, 1926. A resident of Danville and parishioner of St. Isidore Church since 1979. Loving husband for 67 years of Florence Conroy, who preceded him in death in 2016; devoted father of Susan (Ken) Rowland, Patty Conroy, Michael (Karen) Conroy and Joseph (Brigitte) Conroy; adored grandfather of 6 and cherished great-grandfather of 3. He was preceded in death by his brothers Francis, James, and Edwin, and is survived by his brothers Bob and John, and sister Margaret. Bill had many friends wherever he and Florence lived – in Denver, El Paso, Michigan City and Danville. Bill met Florence in Denver, they married in 1948 and raised Susan, Patty, Michael and Joseph in El Paso, TX. Florence, their children, his faith, and his friends were the great loves of his life. He had a passion for learning that included participation in history, religion, economic and music classes that extended through the last month of his life. He was also very active in his parish and community, evidenced by his active participation in the Knights of Columbus and service on the Contra Costa County grand jury. He was a world traveler, a business executive, a CPA, an avid sailor, pilot, carpenter and softball and bocce ball player. In heaven in addition to being reunited with his beloved Florence he is also a great athlete.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville, with reception to follow at the Parish Hall. Internment private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Respect for Life.
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