1925 William 2019

William T. Freer, Sr.

October 11, 1925 — May 22, 2019

Friends will be received on Sunday May 26, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. corner of John & Lafayette Streets in Saugerties. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Monday May 27, 2019 at St. Mary's of the Snow RC Church, 36 Cedar Street, Saugerties, NY. Condolences may be shared at www.SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com.


William T. Freer was born October 11th, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, NY, to the late Edmund and Alice (Morgan) Freer. He was one of six children, two brothers and three sisters. After graduating from Poughkeepsie High School, he enlisted in the Navy on October 1st, 1943. He served aboard the Battleship USS Arkansas during the invasion of Normandy on "D" day at Omaha Beach.

Bill held a degree from McAllister School of Embalming. He owned Freer and Galietta Funeral Parlor where he retired from. Bill was a devoted parishioner and usher of St. Mary's of the Snow church in Saugerties, NY. He was involved in the Rotary Club, American Legion Post 71, VFW Post 5034, the Lions Club and was an avid golfer.

William married his wife, Beverly, on July 12, 1958, for 55 beautiful years. He fathered five wonderful children: Bill Freer Jr., Robert Freer, Elizabeth Freer, Steven Freer and his wife Kelly, and Kathleen Studt and her husband Keith. Bill is survived by six grandchildren: Courtney Cichetti, Mallory Studt, Carly Studt, Brendan Studt, Steven Freer Jr., Robert Freer Jr., and one great grandchild, Cecelia Cichetti. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all.

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