Bill Hafferty Obituary, Bill Hafferty Has Passed Away – Death Cause
- Isabella Mia
Bill Hafferty Obituary, Death – We are deeply saddened to share the news with our Bulldog family that Coach Bill Hafferty has passed away. Since the very beginning of our program, Bill has been an integral part of it. He has attended innumerable board meetings, coached, managed equipment, distributed uniforms, and done just about anything else he can think of to contribute to the success of the Bulldogs. He was well-known for his commitment to player safety, going so far as to start a program to protect pop warner players. During this trying time, we are keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers.
You will not be forgotten. We appreciate you letting us in on your passion for the game, Coach Haff. He went on to graduate from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1981 after attending Blue Hills Regional Technical High School, when he was first introduced to the woman who would become the love of his life, partner of 48 years, and surviving wife, Carol Ann (Monaco). After beginning his professional life as a shipboard engineer for Exxon Mobile, he moved on to a land-based position in the energy industry in Boston, where he worked while pursuing an MBA during the evenings and on weekends at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Throughout the course of the past 16 years, he has worked at Cape Cod Hospital/Healthcare in the capacity of Director of Engineering.
Bill and Carol have spent the previous 39 years raising their family in Sandwich, where they first started their house and raised their children. In addition to his much-loved wife, he is survived by his four children, William Peter, Bryan Micheal and wife Mallory, Stefanie Lynn, and Jacob Allen, as well as his two granddaughters, Miles Elliot and Cora June. His wife was his greatest joy in life. He was loved and respected by a large number of people and was like a sibling to the Monaco children.
Bill’s enthusiasm for football extended to every facet of the game. You could find him rooting for the Bulldogs, the Blue Knights, the Buccaneers, or the Patriots on any given Saturday throughout the season. He was a fan of all four teams. Since the program’s start in 1992, he has been an esteemed coach and a devoted supporter of the Sandwich Youth Football organization. Bill and Carol were able to connect with a group of friends and spend good times and vacations together as a result of their mutual passion for the game and the community in which it exists. It didn’t matter what broke, Bill could fix it. At any given time, he had at least one do-it-yourself project under progress. Whether it was car maintenance, landscaping, or improvements to the family home, he was always there to make his loved ones’ lives easier. Everyone is going to miss him terribly.