William M. Cauley Jr.

Date of Passing:

July 15, 2018

Cauley, William M. Jr., 95, of Ocean Avenue, died peacefully on July 15, 2018. He was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Thorpe) Cauley.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late William M. and Winifred (Mahon) Cauley, he lived in Barrington for 31 years.

Mr. Cauley was a Salesman for Thorpe Automotive for 40 years before retiring in 1988.

William was a communicant of St. Luke Church and a member of the parish Young At Heart Club. He was a member of the Barrington Senior Chorus.

Mr. Cauley was a former Attleboro City Councilman for 10 years. He was a Past Grand Knight for the South Attleboro Knights of Columbus. He also was a former member of the South Attleboro American Legion and St. Theresa’s Church Holy Name Society where he also was a Lector and member of the Church choir.

Mr. Cauley was a United States Navy Veteran serving during WWII.

He is survived by his children, Karen Garlick of South Attleboro; Anne Cauley of Barrington; Eileen Fantasia of Seekonk, MA; James Cauley of Pawtucket; William Cauley of Attleboro; Stephen Cauley of Plainville, MA and Jane Walsh of Cranston; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Ronald Cauley and Robert Cauley and brother of the late Doris Coutu.

His Funeral will be held on Thursday July 19, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 11:00 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday morning 8-9:30 a.m.

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  1. Bill was a wonderful man. When I first came to the US Bill was the one who helped me succeed in business He gave me helpful advise from the many years of experience he had. Thank You Bill May you rest in peace We will never be forgotten. Our deepest Sympathy to The Cauley Family.

  2. Jane,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry.

  3. We are so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of our good friend Bill. He was a wonderful man with a wonderful spirit. He was very loved!

  4. Our prayers are with the entire Cauley family. Today we all lost a “Gentle”man.

    The Harrison family

  5. Sorry for your loss…
    Kathy (Kate) Corbett

  6. Prayers for the Cauley family in your time of grief.

  7. Karen and the Cauley family ~

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our prayers and deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Prayers for the entire Cauley family during this difficult time. May God comfort you in your time of need.

  9. Thinking of your family during this sad time , so sorry for your loss .

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cauley family at this sad time. Bill will be missed by all.

  11. Thinking of the entire Cauley family at this difficult time and sending my heartfelt sympathy. May you have many fond memories to help you through this loss.

  12. Kathleen,
    Thinking of you and your Family at your time of loss.
    Your Friends at Yankee Spirits Inc.

  13. Bill my deepest condolences to you and your entire family in your time of grief.

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