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William Rex Hunt



Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM

St. Ann Catholic Church


William Rex Hunt, 91, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Friday, July 27, 1928 in England,  he was the son of the late William Henry Hunt and Winifred (Hawkins) Hunt.

Bill was a Design Engineer with Xerox Corporation for 25 years. He was ordained a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Rochester in 1988, later he was incardinated in the Diocese of Raleigh and served in the Diocese of Richmond until 2014.

He is survived by his wife Donna  Hunt; two daughters, Claire Hunt-Heineman and husband Eric of Gaithersburg, MD and Karen Hunt of Sutton-Coldfield, England; son, Grant Hunt and wife Patricia of Sutton-Coldfield, England; two step sons, Stephen DiStefano of Las Vegas, NV and Vincent  DiStefano and wife Helen of Hagerstown, MD; two step daughters, Debra Murphy of Bedminster, NJ and Dawn Menge and husband Erich of Jupiter, FL; brother, Maurice Hunt and wife Gillian of Oakville, Ontario Canada; five grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Audrey Fryer.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, September 30, 2019, at 11:00 am, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Msgr. J. Bruce Jarboe as celebrant.

Interment will be held at a later date in Rochester, NY.

In lieu of flowers charitable donations may be made to benefit the New Bern Soup Kitchen, payable to Religious Community Services, 919 George Street, New Bern, NC 28560.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

It was with fond memories and deep sadness I read about your loss. When I worked with Bill I was just and Engineer and the Sr. Engineer I reported to did not like Bill and made Bill's job as difficult as possible. Bill never let that affect how he treated me and since I was new to the company he was far more of a mentor than my boss; and a far better engineer. Bill was always a gentlemen and a very fine person. I ran into him many years later; I believe it was at Ed Croft's home on Atlantic Ave. That was a great reunion. This notice is very sad; not many of those folks at Xerox I worked with are still with us. England turns out great Engineers and people. Hundred of years as the leading world power and WWII turns out great people who have been through a lot and have great values. The only TV I watch other than news and shows like NOVA are the PBS shows from the UK.

Jon E Freckleton
Penfield, NY

Our deepest condolences to Donna, and all the family. We are very sorry for your loss! RIP Deacon Bill.

Deacon Juan and Lydia Lebron
Brandonr , FL

Our love and prayers are with you, Donna!

Deacon John & Carole Tomandl
Auburn, NY

Donna, So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I will keep you all in my prayers. Dan Condon

Daniel Condon

Oh Donna - Tim & I are so very saddened to find out about Bill's death. Please know that we grieve with you. We send you much love and the tightest of hugs. Gerry

Gerry Minerd
Rochester, New York

Donna, We will always treasure the part you have had in our lives. Bill's joy and good humor would always "light up" our diaconal gatherings. God Bless! Greg & Elena

Deacon Gregory & Elena Kiley
Clyde, NY

With prayers of consolation and gratitude for the diaconal service of our brother, Deacon Bill Hunt, and for the communities that he served in Rochester, Raleigh and Richmond. May his kind soul rest in peace...

Deacon Community - Diocese of Rochester
Rochester, NY

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