April 4, 1937 - January 29, 2014

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Obituaries » FLOYD E. JR. MCNALLY

MCNALLY, FLOYD E. “MAC” JR., 76, of Williamstown and formerly of Barre, died January 29, at his home, with his family at his side. Born April 4, 1937, in Barre, he was the son of Floyd E. and Sarah Evelyn (Cartland) McNally. He attended local schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1955. After graduation, Mac enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving from 1955 to 1975. He served during the Vietnam War and was also stationed on several aircraft carriers as an aviation electrician. On May 7, 1957, Mac married Jeannette C. McAuley in St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville. Jeannette was a devoted Navy wife. In 1975, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer and returned with his family to settle in Barre. She died March 13, 2007. On Nov. 28, 2010, Mac married Elsie H. (Morrison) Anthony. They made their home in Williamstown. For almost 20 years, Mac was in charge of the boiler and heating plant at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He later worked for the E.F. Wall Company as a boiler and heating plant operator. In earlier years, he was an on-call firefighter and EMT for the Barre City Fire Department. His memberships included the Granite Masonic Lodge 35, American Legion Post 10, and the Canadian Club of Barre; the American Legion Post 3, VFW Brown-Johnson Post 792, and the Mount Sinai Shrine #3, of Montpelier; and the Northeast Fiddlers Association, where Mac and Elsie enjoyed dancing. Mac was an avid sports fan and loved humor. He enjoyed camping, crossword puzzles, reading and was a Civil War buff. In earlier years, he was a baseball coach for Granite City Little League, Barre Babe Ruth League, and the American Legion Post 10. He is survived by his wife, Elsie McNally of Williamstown; three daughters, Lynn Ayer and husband, James of Barre, Maureen Guinard and husband, David and Kathleen Parry and husband, Justin, all of Barre Town; a son, Michael McNally and wife, Debra of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Williams and husband, Arthur of Hardwick, and Donna McNally of Barre; a brother, Richard McNally of Junction City, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Julie McAuley of Leesburg, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his first wife, Jeanette, he was predeceased by his son, Patrick McNally.

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