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William Callahan

William Francis Callahan

Sunday, December 6th, 1931 - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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William (Bill) Francis Callahan, 88, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 surrounded by his loving daughters. He was born December 6, 1931 in Arlington, MA., the son of William E. Callahan and Helen L. (Sullivan) Callahan.

William is survived by his daughters Geraldine Callahan of Hudson, NH., and Kate Callahan of Easton, MA., He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Jeanne Callahan Allen. They were married in Quincy, MA. in 1966.

William attended St. John’s Catholic School, Latin Ridge Academy, and went on to graduate from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He would receive his master’s degree in Criminal Justice. He also served his country honorably in the Korean War between 1952 and 1954. He stayed in the Reserves until 1962.

William had a long career in Criminal Justice. He began working for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in 1964 as a prison guard. Later on, in the 70’s, he would become the Director of Correction Academy. Among other titles, William was the Superintendent of Norfolk Prison, a Deputy Commissioner of Corrections, as well as an Associate Commissioner of Corrections of Massachusetts. When he wasn’t doing what he loved, he was teaching what he loved as a part-time Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.

William was passionate about social justice and politics. He was honored to have Tip O’Neill as a family friend. He also got great joy from helping others, which showed in his involvement with Boy’s Town and The Smile Foundation . Bill spent his summers in Glens Falls, NY with many friends for the past 37 years

Services: Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. For more details, please email Kate directly at 2015callahan@gmail.com The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH., has been placed in charge of arrangements. (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.
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