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William F. Lee, III


William F. Lee, III, 79, of Hughestown, passed away at home Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Born in Hughestown on January 8, 1940, he was the son of the late William F. Lee, Jr. and Margaret Smith Lee.

He was a graduate of Hughestown High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962.

William was a self-employed truck driver for over 50 years and after retirement, he delivered local newspapers for the Citizens Voice and Times Leader.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jean Gilroy Lee in 2013; sister Mary Agnes Lee; brother Bernard Lee; and grandsons David R. Shearer, Jr. and William F. Lee, IV.

Surviving are sons William Lee (Lynn) Avoca; Patrick Lee (Mary Jo) Old Forge; daughters Carolyn Shearer (David) Thornhurst; Michele Lee, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Agnes Malinowski (Scott), Mehoopany; and Billy Jean Lee, Harveys Lake; brothers Michael Lee (Patricia) Hughestown and Thomas Lee (Carol), Avoca; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday, March 22, 2019, from 5pm-7pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Blessing Service at 7pm. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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