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William J. Kerwin

April 26, 1925 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 95)


William J. Kerwin 95 of Holyoke passed away on September 26, 2020. He was born in Union City N.J. the son of the late William and Anna (Smith) Kerwin. Upon Graduating from High School Bill entered the Navy and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of WWII on the U.S.S. Leo that participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. When Bill married his late wife, Edwina (Bogiel)  he moved to Holyoke and worked for the Friendly Corporation retiring in 1989. In retirement he volunteered at the Holyoke Council on Aging and enjoyed traveling to Cape May N.J. He is survived by several cousins. There are no calling hrs. A Mass will be said in St. Patrick’s Chapel of St Jerome Church on Thurs. October 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery So. Hadley.. 

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