HYANNIS, Mass. — William R. Glover, Jr., 84, died Monday, October 28, 2013 in the comfort of his Hyannis home. He was the husband of Sally A. (Wright) Glover to whom he was married 56 years.
Born in Quincy on November 23, 1928, he was the son of the late William R. and Katherine (Donovan) Glover. After graduating from North Quincy High School in 1946, he proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and Korea. In 1951 he was honorably discharged and he continued his education at Thayer Academy in Braintree and then at Boston College, graduating with the class of 1954.
William worked in corporate America for over 40 years. He worked as a Trust/Investment Officer Vice President for Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, now known as Mellon Bank. He was a very successful and dedicated employee and retired after 33 years of service with the bank.
He was a humble man, a loyal friend, and a devout Roman Catholic who attended Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church for over 40 years. He loved his God, his family, and his work. Simple relaxation, talking about the weather, reading the newspaper, and following the stock market were things he enjoyed. If you knew him, you liked him. He was very easy to talk to.
He was also an avid Boston sports fan, a lifelong Republican, and had a great affinity for his BC Eagles. His Alma Mater granted him Golden Eagle status in honor and appreciation of his 50 years of loyalty to Boston College. Ronald Reagan was his hero.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Nancy Girard and her husband Jeffrey of Marstons Mills, William R. Glover, III and his wife Maria of Harwich, and James L. Glover and his wife KarolBeth of Gilford, NH; his sister, Marylou MacDonald of Wollaston; and his grandchildren, Christopher Girard of Marstons Mills, Keeley Glover and Riley Glover, both of Gilford, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA of Cape Cod - Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA, 02660. Arrangements by John-Lawrence Funeral Home. For on-line guest book and directions, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com