William J. Nerney, 75, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Kent County Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Pauline E. (Bailey) Nerney. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William T. and Bernadette (Valcourt) Nerney. Mr. Nerney was a parts manager for M & G Material Handling for 50 years. He was a Navy veteran. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, completing jigsaw puzzles and was a diehard Red Sox and Bruins fan. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Scott R. Nerney and his wife Karen of Warwick and one sister, Carol Cipolla of East Providence. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a committal service at 10:00 AM at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 5-7. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 would be appreciated.