William M. Colleary, 82, died Dec. 13, 2010, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach.
He was born in Newark, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach for 31 years, coming from Indianapolis.
He attended Seton Hall Prep and College and Chrysler School of Business Management.
He was in the Naval Reserve.
He was with the family automobile dealership, Colleary Motors, until it was sold.
He was in sales and management positions in automobile dealerships prior to his move to Indianapolis as district manager for Willys (Jeep) Sales Corp., covering five states.
He then sold insurance with Allstate for 10 years.
He was licensed in real estate (GRI), insurance and condominium management.
He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a life member of the Elks.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Virginia Colleary; son, William M. Colleary III, of Thornton, Colo.; and brother, Robert Colleary, of Montecito, Calif.
He was preceded in death by a son, Brian J. Colleary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 500 Iris Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32963.
A private memorial service will be at a later date.
Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.