This comes from the March 16, 1916 Northfield News, Northfield, VT
William McAuliffe, one of Northfield's long time and highly respected citizens, passed away at his home on Summer street, Saturday after a long illness. Mr. McAuliffe was in poor health for some time and had been ill for the past two years, and it seemed advisable to have a surgical operation performed, which was accomplished last week without relief and he died soon after from complications.
The deceased was born in Ireland, 78 years ago, coming to Northfield when he was 17 years old, and had spent his entire life here since that time. Mr. McAuliffe is survived by one daughter Miss Bridget McAuliffe, who tenderly and faithfully cared for her father during his last illness, his wife and other children having died some years ago.
Funeral services were held yesterday morning from St. John's church, Rev. J. A. Lynch officiating, burial was in Calvary cemetery, the bearers were J.C. and J.M. Donahue, Morris Ryan and W.J. Kingston. There was a large number from out of town here to attend the funeral.
Northfield News, March 14, 1916
William McAuliffe, only son of John and Elizabeth McAuliffe, whose death occurred March 4th, was born, June 10th 1838 in Youghal, County cork, Ireland. He came to Northfield, July 3d, 1854 and has since lived in town. He was married Nov. 12, 1860 to Miss Bridget Sullivan of Northfield, who died Sept. 18, 1871 and to them nine children, were born; three died in infancy, Elizabeth, John, dennis, Hannah and Francis lived to young manhood and womanhood and then answered the Saviors call. One daughter Bridget, survives him.
Mr. McAuliffe was out of health for nearly two years, he suffered an attack of pneumonia the first week of November from which he did not recover, being confined to his bed 18 weeks. Mr. McAuliffe was honest and upright in all his dealings and held the trust and esteem of the community in which he lived for 62 years.
Those from out of town to attend the funeral were James Hennessey, John McAuliffe, Patsy McAuliffe, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Murphy, Bellows Falls, Mrs. Dan Sullivan, Katherine Sullivan, Mrs. Mary Donahue, Miss Doris Donahue, White River Junction, Charles Corry and wife of Middlesex, Mrs. A.E. Smith and Thomas Donahue, St. Albans; Mrs. Catherine Glenn, Annie Glenn, Joseph Coates and wife, Miss Anst Ryan, M.J. Doyle and wife, Charles Paige and wife, Mrs. R. Roache, Mrs. Catherine Currier, Mrs. Cherror, Caserine Currier, Josephine Sploid, Montpelier; Curnice Lawrence and wife, Barre.
He may not have had any brothers, but the two McAuliffes from Bellows Falls, VT indicate he must have had some male cousins he was close to.