In Memoriam


In Memory of

William J. Leahy

June 6, 2019


In Memoriam

His friends at the Port Authority were saddened to learn of the passing of Police Officer William J. Leahy, on Thursday, June 6. Police Officer Leahy passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer related to his courageous and selfless work as a 9/11 first responder. Police Officer Leahy is survived by his parents, William and Kathleen Leahy.

Police Officer Leahy joined the Port Authority on April 26, 1993. At the time of his death, he was assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport

Wake services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, located at 2515 N. Jerusalem Road in East Meadow, NY.   

Friends and relatives will be received for a Mass at noon on Monday, June 10, at St. Louis De Montfort Roman Catholic Church, located at 75 New York Avenue in Sound Beach, NY.

Interment will immediately follow the Mass at St. Charles Cemetery, located at 2015 Wellwood Avenue in Farmingdale, NY.

Our thoughts and sympathy are with Police Officer Leahy’s family, friends, and colleagues.                      

Rick Cotton
Executive Director

LEAHY – William James of Levittown, NY on June 6, 2019 at the age of 49.

Devoted son of William and Kathleen. Adored brother of Theresa Svab (Michael). Cherished uncle of Sean and Connor. Beloved nephew and cousin.

Proud Police Officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department for over 27 years and a 9/11 First Responder.

Family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, at the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, 2515 N. Jerusalem Rd. (Exit 25N SS PKWY) East Meadow, NY.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, 12 pm, at St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church in Sound Beach, NY. Entombment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.
2515 N. Jerusalem Rd.
East Meadow, New York, 11554

We are saddened to learn of the passing of P.O. William Leahy. EOW 6/6/19. P.O.

Leahy fought long and hard, but finally succumbed to a 9/11 related illness. William, May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. God Bless you!

@ John F. Kennedy International Airport


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