1938 - 2023
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William C. McInerney (“Bill”), 85, born January 23,1938, of Hudson NH passed away at home on February 12, 2023 after a period of declining health.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Helen B. McInerney. He attended Keith Academy; then high school at Boston College High School. At the age of 14, he also began to attend classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on weekends. He studied Journalism and Public Relations at Boston University 1959 – 1963, was drafted into the US Army during the Berlin crisis, serving as Public Information Specialist in Ingrande France from 1961 – 1963, receiving an award of Military Merit. He returned to Boston University in the 1980s to study Commercial Lease Analysis and most recently, he attended Middlesex Community College in Lowell MA where he earned a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, 2010 – 2011. He was also a student on an ongoing basis at the Massachusetts College of Art where he studied multiple mediums.
Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Else Jensen McInerney, his daughters, Anne Sidel and her husband Michael, Kristina Ickes and her husband, David and his son, Patrick and his wife, Lara. as well as grandchildren Claire Sidel, Alexis Ickes and Jayden Ickes. He was preceded in death by his brother, John and his son, William C. McInerney, II (Chaz).
Bill enjoyed a career of more than 50 years in Real Estate, beginning his career in the family business, McInerney Real Estate and Insurance in Lowell MA. He served as the Director Community Economic Development in Lynn, Massachusetts, and then at Bank of Boston and more recently Keller Williams, Commercial. He specialized in Commercial Real Estate with expertise in Site Acquisition/Municipal Permitting; Commercial Property Tax Reductions, Valuation and Appraising. Bill also maintained a private practice as a Commercial Property Lease Analyst and Consultant for 32 years and taught for area Real Estate licensure classes.
In addition to a long vocational career, Bill was a lifelong artist producing works in wood carving and wood prints; lino printing, watercolors, acrylics and most recently in pencil/pen and ink. Inspired by the works of Max Beckmann, Jim Dine, Picasso and Elmer Bischoff, Bill’s artistic style and voice was bold and colorful. He maintained an active avocational practice of art sales and blogging and maintained several social media sites where he shared his work and philosophy.
Bill was also deeply committed to his community and maintained a more than 40-year commitment to supporting people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. He will be remembered by many for his time serving as a volunteer sponsor and paid counselor later in life for a number of organizations; touching thousands of lives in recovery.
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