William Joseph Patrick Coady, a former manager in the Office of Financial Planning and Budget Management who worked for more than three decades at MIT, died on Monday, Jan. 10. He was 79.
After graduating from South Boston High School, Coady joined the Air Force, and was sent to Greenland during the Korean War. He was then sent to Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, where his orders were to watch for enemy crafts. After the war, Coady took advantage of the GI Bill and enrolled at Bentley College in Waltham and later attended Northeastern University and Suffolk University to further his education.
Coady began working at MIT in the early 1970s, when he became a manager in the Office of Financial Planning and Budget Management and held his position full time for the next 25 years. He then continued to work part time for MIT for the next seven years.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St. (Rte. 16), West Newton, on Friday, Jan. 14 at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 750 Washington St., Newton at 9 a.m. Interment will be at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting hours are Thursday, Jan. 13 from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in William’s name may be made to MIT, and mailed to Bonny Kellermann, Director of Memorial Gifts; 600 Memorial Drive, W98-500; Cambridge, MA 02139. Gifts may be made online at https://giving.mit.edu/givenow/ConfirmGift.dyn?desig=4014800