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Richard Edward, Felice Marie (Damiani) & Terry E McWilliams

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
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Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Jan Fendley

Obit for Felice posted by Jo Aguirre
Mar 6, 1912 - Mar 9, 2003

Wake Services for Felice McWilliams were conducted by Deacon Larry Sousa at the Guardian/Mayes Chapel of Rememberance. Mass of Christian Burial was  celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Cathloc Church with the Rev. Edward Menasco as celebrant. Burial followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. McWilliams was born March 6, 1912 in Richmond, VA. and died March 9, 2003 in Norman at the age of 81. 
She graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral High School in Richmond and attended Pan American Business College for two years. In 1943 she worked at the Army Depot in Richmond. In 1944 she moved to Providence, R.I. and worked at the Naval Air Station in Supply. On Feb 5, 1944 in Richmond, she married Terry McWilliams. In 1945 they moved to Norman, where she worked as a clerk/typist for the Naval Technical Center. Beginning in 1963, she was employed by TG&Y for 12 years.
Mrs. McWilliams was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church Women's Club, St. Bernadette's Guild and St. Joseph's Golden Agers. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary.
She did volunteer work at local nursing homes, Norman Regional Hospital and for neighborhood projects. An active member of St. Joseph's, she served as coordinator for funeral dinners, congregate meals and bazaars. For 15 years, she was a Eucharistic Minister. In 1983 she was voted Woman of the Year by the Women's Club and in 1989 she was presented with a St. Joseph the Worker Award. Her hobbies were antiqueing, reading and doing for other people.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Terry McWilliams, her son Richard who was killed in Vietnam in 1965, two brothers, Sam Damiani of San Bernardino, Calif. and John Damiani of Sacramento, Calif. and twin sister, Josephine Landy of Richmond.

Survivors include a sister, Annette Paul of Richmond; three brothers, Anthony "Cokey" Daman of Virginia Beach, Va., Andrew Damiani of Suffolk, Va. and James Damiani of St. Augustine, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.

Obit for Terry posted by Jo Aguirre
Feb 23, 1913 - Aug 31, 2002

Wake services  for Terry McWilliams were held  at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at Mayes Funeral Directors chapel with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Menasco as celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. McWilliams was born Feb. 23, 1913 in Stanton, Texas to John and Martha McWilliams  and  died Saturday, Aug 31, 2002 in Norman at the age of 89.  The family  moved to Norman shortly after his birth.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the Pacific Theater, 35th special C. B. Battalion. He served three years as an electrician second class, spending 14 months overseas. He married Felice Darmon Feb 5, 1944 in Richmond.
After World War ll ,  he returned to Norman and was an employee for OG&E beginning in 1946. In 1959 he transferred to the Federal Aviation Center in Oklahoma City, where he worked until his retirement in June 1974.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and was a eucharistic minister for 15 years. In 1987 he was named to a St. Joseph's Worker award. He was a member of the Poor Boy Lions Club, the VFW, American Legion Post No. 88 and the National Rifle Association. He also belonged to the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. His hobbies were working on guns and hunting.

Preceding him in death was a son Richard McWilliams , his parents, John and Martha McWilliams and by a sister, Jettie Lee Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Felice of the home in Norman and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


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