Sterling-William N. Comerford, Jr., “Yogi”,60, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after being stricken ill at home. He is pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 37 years, Sandra (Griffin) Comerford, who passed away in 2017. He is survived by his three daughters, Bethany Comerford of Putnam, CT; Jennifer Varela & husband Luis of New Bedford; and Cindy Lincoln & husband Myke of Sterling. He leaves his mother, Theresa (Berube) Comerford of Clinton; 5 adoring grandchildren, Alexandra Lagos, Mariah & Shania Vargas, Tyler & Gavin Lincoln; and one great-grandchild, Armani Lagos; his siblings, Thomas Comerford of Clinton; and Jean McFaul of Leominster; two sisters-in-law, Carol Perkins; and Mary Griffin & her fiancé Jeff Scott, all of Clinton; nieces, nephews, cousins, his granddogs, Khloe and Diego; and many dear friends. He is pre-deceased by his father, William N. Comerford, Sr., and his brother Daniel Comerford.
Bill was born in Clinton, attended local schools, and was a graduate of the Clinton High School, Class of 1976. He worked for Nypro, Inc. in Clinton before employment as a cable machine setup operator, first with Alpha Wire, and currently with Belden, Inc. In his spare time, “Yogi” could often be found shooting pool, or caring for his vehicles as the proud owner of a Dodge Challenger and Dodge Ram. His happiest times were spent entertaining guests during Sunday family gatherings in his home and being together with his wife, children and grandchildren. Above all, Bill was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Funeral services are to be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton, with burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Calling hours will be from 4 until 7PM on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of William N. Comerford, Jr. to: Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com