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“Carol and Family - I grew up in Scituate with Bill and Richard and the Phinney Family is the source of my greatest childhood memories. Bill was a...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: John Sutton - Oxford, MD - friend

“Dear Carol and family,I worked with Bill for many years both at The Boston Company and later at BNY Mellon. Bill was a man of great integrity and a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Boor - Cambridge, MA


3 of 9 | Posted by: Scott Smith - Chelmsford, MA

“Dear CarolI am so saddened to hear about Bill's passing. Esophageal cancer is devastating to anyone who gets it. My own Dad died from esophageal...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Marlene Browne - Singer Island, FL

“Dear Carol and Family,Shocked and saddened to learn of Bill's passing. Such a nice man and great neighbor. Our deepest , sincerest sympathies.Denise...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: The Staff of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home - MA

“Carol and children, I so extremely heartbroken to hear of the loss of Bill. Unfortunately I did not realize he was sick so this is such a shock and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Loisann Grant - Chelsmford, MA

“I knew Bill in college at UMASS and he was a great guy. Serious but fun-loving. I finally met up with him again at his retirement party and it was...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: William Charlton - MA - classmate

“I knew Bill for 30 yrs, he was just one of those people you were happy to be around. He was smart, committed to his family and his work.RIP Bill ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Joe Candito - North Port, FL


William was born on June 18, 1958 and passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019.

William was a resident of East Sandwich, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Bill attended Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA before transferring to UMass Amherst as a junior in 1978.

A memorial service will be held at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral home, 382 First Parish Road in Sciutate on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 12 pm noon to 4:00 p.m with a remembrance service at 3:30pm. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN), a non-profit organization which seeks to raise awareness about esophageal cancer and to promote early detection.

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