William T. Freer was born October 11th, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, NY, to the late Edmund and Alice (Morgan) Freer. He was one of six children, two brothers and three sisters.
A graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, he enlisted in the Navy on October 1st, 1943. He served aboard the Battleship USS Arkansas during the invasion of Normandy on “D” day at Omaha Beach.
Bill held a degree from McAllister School of Embalming. He owned Freer and Galietta Funeral Home, on Ulster Avenue in the Village of Saugerties where he retired from. Bill was a devoted parishioner and usher of St. Mary’s of the Snow church in Saugerties, NY. He was involved in the Rotary Club, Saugerties American Legion Post # 72, VFW Post #5034, the Lions Club and was an avid golfer.
William married his wife, Beverly, on July 12, 1958, for 55 beautiful years. He fathered five wonderful children: Bill Freer Jr., Robert Freer, Elizabeth Freer, Steven Freer and his wife Kelly, and Kathleen Studt and her husband Keith. Bill is survived by six grandchildren: Courtney Cichetti, Mallory Studt, Carly Studt, Brendan Studt, Steven Freer Jr., Robert Freer Jr., and one great grandchild, Cecelia Cichetti. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all.
Friends will be received on Sunday May 26, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. corner of John & Lafayette Streets in Saugerties. His Funeral Procession will form 10:15 AM Monday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Corner of John & Lafayette Streets, thence to St. Mary of the Snow RC Church where at 111:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Condolences may be shared with the family on Bill's Tribute Wall @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com.
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