William F. Henderson III, of Hull, died peacefully at home on July 17. He was 75.
The son of the late William F. Henderson Jr. and Beatrice A. (Morgan) Henderson, he was the beloved husband of 52 years to Nancy (Kelley) Henderson. He was loving father of Lisa M. Flaherty and her husband, Michael, of Rockland; William D. Henderson and his wife, Jennifer, of Scituate; Patrick K. Henderson and his wife, Trish, of Southington, Conn.; and Julie M. Henderson, of Scituate. He was proud “Grampy” of Michael Flaherty, Ryan Henderson, Kelsey Henderson, Erin Flaherty, Connor Henderson, Alexa Henderson, Abigail Henderson, and James Henderson.
He was the brother of Daniel M. Henderson and his wife, Serena, of Norwood; Mary B. Henderson and her late wife, Ellen Torpey, of West Yarmouth; John P. Henderson and his wife, Kathy, of Milton; Elizabeth M. Henderson and her husband, Ned Martin, of Schenectady, N.Y.; James A. Henderson and his wife, Kathy, of Randolph; Matthew J. Henderson of Champaign, Ill.; Stephen A. Henderson and his late wife, Carol Lee, of Readville; Phillip W. Henderson and his late wife, Rita, of Pocasset; Sarah Gale and her husband, Malcolm, of Jamaica Plain; and the late George K. Henderson and Roseanne Sullivan and her surviving husband, William Sullivan, of Charlestown, N.H.
He is also survived by many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws and many dear friends.
Bill earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston State College and his master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University. He enjoyed a long and successful career in hospital administration and public relations, serving as executive director of the Foundation with Carney Hospital, Quincy City Hospital, and Mattapan Hospital.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a past commander and quartermaster of VFW Hull Post and vice chairman and chairman of DAV Post.
He was a member of the Hull Board of Registrars and served as the South District president of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Boston. He was a recipient of Cheverus Medal by the Archdiocese of Boston. Faith was central to Bill’s life, and he was an active member of St. Mary’s Parish, Hull.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham, at 9 a.m. on Thursday, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Hull Village Cemetery.
See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.