Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Office: 413-665-4046             Fax: 413-665-0975
Herbert William Niedbala
There will be a celebration of life on Monday, June 14 at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA. Visiting hours are at 10:00 am. followed by a service at 11:00 am. Burial with full military honors will be at Plainville Cemetery in Hadley.
Herbert William Niedbala of Hadley, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at home in the morning hours of June 8, 2021. Billy, the son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Wojewoda) Niedbala was born on February 22, 1933. He grew up in Hadley, the fifth of thirteen children. He is survived by Maryanne, Richard, Shirley, Carol and Sandra. He is predeceased by Sylvia, Joe, Lorraine, Nancy, Charlie, Mark and Tommy.

Bill joined the Army at the age of 18 and proudly served his country during the Korean War as a medic stationed in Berlin, Germany. Upon his return he met the love of his life Sally Holden and they married in 1957. They had six children: the late Kim (Kenny) Johnson, Jay (Lorun), Tony (Marilyn), Carla (Tom), John (Karen), and Kara (Eric) Niedbala Hutchison. They have eight grandchildren, Austin and Griffin, Amber and Crystal, Fiona and Liam, and Nicholas and Stephanie.

Bill was active and hard working all his life. From the time he got his first bicycle he was off. He and his sister were the fastest baggers at Gronostalski's. Billie attended Smith Vocational School in Northampton and graduated as a carpenter. He worked as a carpenter, as well as a bus contractor and driver. However, it was farming with his family that he especially enjoyed. Nothing pleased him more than working the fields and taking a break by the river with his family. He always said "take your time and do a good job but hurry up and get it done!" He loved talking with the folks who stopped at his farm to buy vegetables and was great at bartering and trading vegetables for other goods. He was a true outdoorsman and when hunting, everyone was always welcome for food and conversation at his campfire.

Bill had great respect for the health care profession as a result of his time in the Army. The family would like to thank those caring professionals who came into his life when Billie was on dialysis at Hampshire County Dialysis Center including the PVTA bus drivers who drove Bill to the Dialysis center three days a week for the last six years and to Dr. Kamel and his wonderful team. Their kindness kept him alive and happy especially during this pandemic that has kept people so isolated. We would also like to thank Dr. Baustin, his physician, for his kind support of Bill and Sally. We also wish to thank the Beacon Hospice Care.

There will be a celebration of life on Monday, June 14 at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA. Visiting hours are at 10:00 am. followed by a service at 11:00 am. Burial with full military honors will be at Plainville Cemetery in Hadley. In lieu of flowers, kindness memorials may be made to anyone you wish to honor.


To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.