William Hardie

William “Bill” Hardie of Holbrook, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, after a brief illness, surrounded by family. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Bill became a U.S. citizen in 1981, and worked for 47 years as a Ship fitter at Bethlehem Steel in Boston.

He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Naomi “Fiona” (McKinnon), his son William “Stuart” Hardie and fiance Susan VanAmringe of Hanson, and his son Keith Hardie and wife Elizabeth of Easton. Proud grandparent to Kayleigh Shell Hardie of Winthrop, Stuart Hardie of Abington, Heather Brown Hardie and fiance Derek Rocco of Rockland, Georgia Hardie, Kenneth Hardie, and Kyle Hardie of Easton. Proudest great-grandparent to Autumn and Evelyn. Bill is survived by a sister, Ruby Gurley of Holbrook, and many nieces and nephews throughout the United States, Scotland, and Australia.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook on Monday, September 10th beginning at 11am followed by a service at 12pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment private.


First Name: Fiona
Last Name: Cameron
City: Brisbane
State: AL
Country: Australia
Entry Date: 09/07/2018

Forever in my heart. Love and miss you always. Wee Fiona xx

First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Holt
City: Glasgow
State: AL
Country: Scotland
Entry Date: 09/07/2018

Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen unheard but always near
Still loved Still missed and very dear

Sleep tight Uncle Bill xxx

First Name: Jean
Last Name: Thomson
City: Helensburgh
State: AL
Country: Scotland
Entry Date: 09/07/2018

Rest in peace Bill. You will never be forgotten. I might not be in Boston to say farewell to you but I will be there in spirit. You were a gentle giant and I loved you like the big brother I never had. YOu were a true gentleman and you are leaving behind a legacy as you raised two lovely boys to be gentlemen like yourself who in turn are raising lovely kids who will never forget you. Wee Gus is waiting to thrash you at pool.

First Name: Scott
Last Name: Hardie
City: Glasgow
State: MA
Country: Scotland
Entry Date: 09/09/2018

You can take the man out of Glasgow
But you can't take Glasgow out of the man!

Rest in peace Uncle Bill

First Name: Kenneth
Last Name: Mckinnon
City: Edinburgh
State: AL
Country: Scotland
Entry Date: 09/10/2018

Rest in peace uncle bill always in our thoughts

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