Willard E. Plumley, Jr., 69, a resident of 7 Dorset Lane passed peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at home in the presence of his loving family following a courageous 15-year battle with multiple myeloma.
Bill was born in Greenfield, MA in February of 1952 to Margaret and Willard Plumley and was raised there. He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1970 and from Deerfield Academy in 1971. After spending two years at Springfield College, Bill enlisted in the United States Army where he worked as a missile crewman in Korea. In 1977 Bill graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in accounting. He married his UMass classmate Jane Loudermilch in 1979 at St. Mary’s of the Nativity church in Scituate, MA.
During his forty-year career as a CPA and consultant, Bill held various positions starting at Touch Ross & Co in Boston in 1977 as an auditor and ultimately becoming an independent financial advisor, retiring in 2015. Bill served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Florence Bank for seven years.
Bill was passionate about everything he pursued. His favorite activities included spending time with family and friends, coaching his daughters’ softball teams, playing golf, fishing and enjoying a daily donut with his morning coffee. Bill was especially fond of the Country Club of Greenfield of which he was a member of for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 133 in Greenfield.
Besides his wife Jane, he leaves his daughters Sarah Kudelko and husband John of Hermitage, PA and Lauren Howe and husband Sam of Newburyport, MA. He also leaves two grandsons, Johnathan and Carson Kudelko.
Visiting hours will be held at the Kostanski Funeral Home 220 Federal St. in Greenfield from 4 to 6 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10:30am at Holy Trinity Church, 133 Main Street, Greenfield. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in Bill’s honor can be made to the Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Rd. Greenfield, MA 01301, the Franklin County’s YMCA, 451 Main St. Greenfield, MA 01301 or to an organization of one’s choice.