Andover and Cocoa Beach, FL — William "Billy" Robert Cratty, 63, died unexpectedly on April 9, 2014, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was born on July 8, 1950, in Island Falls, Maine, and was the son of Robert and Jeannine (Fitzgerald) Cratty.
Billy graduated from Andover High School in 1969, and attended the University of Tampa. His greatest enjoyment in life came from his family, friends and many nieces and nephews. He loved all sports, especially all New England teams, and he loved good food and walks on the beach.
He will be missed by his father, Robert Cratty and Mary Murray of Andover; brother, Barry Cratty and his wife, Norma, of Andover; sister, Cynthia Slauter and her husband, Steve, of Katy, Texas; nephews, Jeffrey Cratty and his wife, Kim, of Andover, and Daniel Cratty and his wife, Marjan, of Sugarland, Texas; nieces, Emily Cratty of Andover, and Stephanie Slauter and Samantha Slauter of Katy. He was a loving great uncle to Sophia, Miles, Henry, Lorelai, Caroline, and Maximillian. Billy was predeceased by his mother, Jeannine Cratty.
The family wishes to thank everyone at Cape Canaveral Hospital and the staff of the Hospice of First Health, both in Cocoa Beach.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call on Friday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, Andover. A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 3, at South Church, 41 Central Street, Andover, with the Reverend Laura Biddle officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of First Health, 1900 Dairy Road, W. Melbourne, FL 32904. For funeral home directions, or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.