William A. Mulcahy III (Bill), age 58, passed away March 11, 2021 in Commerce, Texas. He was born December 23, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois to William Anthony Jr. and Antoinette (Accardo) Mulcahy. Bill grew up with his parents and three sisters Kate, Joan, and Ann Marie. He lived in Riverdale, Il and graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1982. Which was an all-boys catholic school, where Bill played football and went to State four times. He was also on the Chicago Police force for 2 years.
In 1991, Bill met the love of his life, Brenda K Reinhard. They married twice once with the Justice of the Peace on August 14, 1993 and then with family and friends present in Chicago on December 3, 1993. They met in Addison, Texas where he was becoming a pilot and she was living with her sister. A dog is to thank for this beautiful love story! They soon found a permanent home in Commerce, Texas, where they had two beautiful daughters Bailee and Breann.
Bill was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Commerce, TX. He took Christ into his life, and out into the world. Bill was a humble servant. He was the first to help, but the last to take any credit. With great humility and mentor leadership, Bill spent his lifetime in working with the Knights of Columbus. He was a Grand Knight of Council 16202 for 6 years; he was a Knight for 30 plus years. He led multiple charity events and making everyone laugh in the meantime. Bill was also heavily active in the Commerce Booster Club for 4 years planning a yearly sports banquet honoring all of the athletes all proceeds going back to the Athletic Department. Bill leaves a great legacy, but his greatest legacy is his children… They were his pride and joy. Bill loved spending time with family and friends. Whether he was battling an unlikely number of illnesses he never shied away from a challenge of making you laugh, he was always surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. An uncommonly good man, Bill will be remembered always for the many lives he touched.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Brenda Mulcahy; his beloved Mom Antoinette Mulcahy; daughters Bailee and Breann Mulcahy. He is survived by his loving sisters Kate with husband Gary Younger, son Grant, Joan with husband Rick Hagedorn, son Rickey Hagedorn wife Kari, daughter Samantha and fiancée Brock, Ann Marie with husband Rick Behrens, son Jonny and daughter Elizabeth. Along with a host of loving relatives and friends. Bill is proceeded in death by his beloved father, William Anthony Mulcahy Jr.
Bill’s celebration of life will be held April 24, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1508 Cooper St, Commerce, Tx 75428. Rosary will be at 10:30am and the funeral will be at 11:00am.