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“I love you Willie and i miss you very much i wish you didn't have to leave us but you are in a better place now ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Brostek - Winchester, NH

“Pansy, I was so sorry to have heard of willy's passing! The rehab dept. just found out this morning and we are all very sad! I do hope you know how...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle D'Ascanio - Worcester, MA

“Dear McKnight Family and Friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Gods Promises of Everlasting Life, and That...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sam Peter - chicago, IL

“Sorry for your loss. Ben Shaw and John Shaw ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Ben Shaw - Warwick, MA

“we were so sorry to read about Willy,s passing. he had to suffer way too long and is in a better place now. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: bev andd pete hubbard - orange, MA

“Willie, you fought so hard through all your illnesses but you always managed to have a smile and share a laugh with us. We will miss you. You were...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Rachel & Roger Bergquist - MA

“I went to school with willie and remember how nice he was when we first moved on moorse pond rd. i remember him heing such a funny guy always...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Johnson Ewen - athol, MA

“To Pansey and the entire McKnight family. Our prayers are with you all. Pansey, you, Will, Joe and I have memories that we will hold on to forever....Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sally and Joe Bagdonas - Erving, MA

“McKnight family, sorry to hear about your loss of Uncle Willie. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Lots of love The...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Leeann - Brunswick, GA

“To the McKnight family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Kathleen Mills Stoddard ...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: kathleen stoddard - athol, MA

“so very sorry to hear of your loss mike and marie bezio ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: michael and marie bezio - orange, MA


William McKnight WARWICK- William "Willie" McKnight, 58, of 183 Orange Road, died on Sunday morning, July 18th, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, following an illness. Born in Greenfield on March 25, 1952, he grew up in Warwick where he attended Warwick Center School, then went on to Pioneer Valley in Northfield and graduated from Greenfield Trade School. Willie was married to Pansey (Pike) on August 3, 1974 and would of celebrated their 36th anniversary next month. Employed by the Warwick Highway Department for 10 years, he previously had worked at the former Orange Foundry, the Phillipston Highway Department, and the L. S. Starrett Company in Athol. Following his retirement, he worked part time for Leader Building Supply. Willie loved his cat and dog, "Greta" and "Chubby". Known for his sense of humor, Willie enjoyed getting people going. He also liked the Boston Red Sox, NASCAR racing, collecting hats, classy cars, trucks, and tractors. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Pansey McKnight of Warwick; a brother, Kevin McKnight and his wife, Linda, of Orange; a sister, Marian Brostek and her husband, Kevin, of Winchester, NH; nieces, Leanne "Bo" McKnight of Orange, Sarah Brostek of Winchester, NH, Ellen Lamoureaux of Millers Falls, and Emily McKnight of Warwick; nephews, Kevin "Bud" McKnight Jr. of Orange and John McKnight of Warwick; aunts and uncles, Rachel and Roger Bergquist of Warwick, Esther and Earl Redman of Abilene, TX, Harold and Pat Copeland of Rosindale, and Ann and George Fifield of Gilsum, NH; several cousins, grandnephews and grandnieces. Willie was predeceased by a brother, John B. McKnight November 18, 2004 Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 22nd, from 1-2 p.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 22nd, at 2 p.m. at Witty's Funeral Home in Orange, with Rev. Dan Dibble of the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in Warwick officiating. A graveside service in Warwick Center Cemetery, will be held at a later date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Witty's Community Fund, c/o Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, MA 01364 Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest book and directions are available online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

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