Bill McKenna

1953 - 2022


Bill passed away Wednesday 25 May, 2022 from complications due to lung cancer.

He was a beloved member of the Hydratec family for 45 years. We like to believe Bill was a true stalwart in our part of the fire protection industry.

He was an integral part in the fire protection sprinkler designs of iconic Boston landmarks such as the TD Garden and Encore Boston Harbor casino and hotel. He was also an integral part of countless customer designs, calculations, and stocklists providing a nearly unparalleled knowledge of our products and the industry to those who needed it. Bill was also a member & past President of NEAFPSD.

Bill was always willing to share his knowledge with depth and humor. Bill had retired 14 months ago but had made time on many occasions to visit us in the office since. He will be missed dearly.

Hydratec would like to extend our deepest condolences to Bill's wife Pam, his Mother Rose, his brother Paul, his sons Brent and Wade, and their families.

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