Share This Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Very sorry to hear of his passing. Even though it has been along time since I lived up that way I do remember good times. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: SDO - Sierra Vista, AZ - Friend

“Bill was a great person. I worked with Bill for 18 years and am fortunate that we became friends. I will forever miss talking to and being with him....Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Milller - MA

“i was so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was kind, caring and had unfailing good humor. He deserved a long and happy retirement. Thanks to...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Hazell - Needham, MA

“Bill, we will miss you! A man so generous in spirit. Thank you for touching so many lives...with your positivity, caring, and sense of humor. So...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Ali, Gabe, Hannah and Levi - NY

“Bill, You will truly be missed. My heart goes out to your family. On a lighter note I remember you would always make "girls" THE BEST Ginger...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: AlexisParru - Boston, MA

“Our many dinners and games of cards or Monopoly. Going to car shows, bike riding.. Simple pleasures that made Bill who he was. I'm going to miss you...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: David Wenger - Newton Upper Falls, MA

“A lot of good memories of Bill Sweetser. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: T.J.A. - Newton, MA

“I am so sad to hear the terrible news. Bill was such a kind and hard worker. So dedicated and a great person. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Joyce - Burlington, MA

“Billy was one of the best - a true gentleman. Always caring and full of fun. You will truly be missed from your Duracell Family. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Roberts - Melrose, MA

“God bless and God speed Bill. I'll hoist a mug of Root Beer in your memory! ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Paul Postal - Gardner, MA

“Are hearts are all breaking today to know that such a nice man has passed. You will be missed by many. Thank you Bill for all of the great memories...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Anna Main - Rochester, NY

“Bill, you were taken from us much too soon. It's always painful to lose a friend- but even more so when it's one you've known since your childhood. ...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Cooper Eastman - MA

“Everyone from Duracell will miss you Bill. you were a kind, decent man. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: John S Miller - Dedham, MA

“Sorry to see you go you will be sorely missed Trent ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Trent Bradbury - Wales, MA

“I'll never forget the fun times on Harvard St, sledding in Cabot Woods, riding bikes, and hanging around in Bill's backyard drinking homemade root...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Janet Freniere - Willington, CT

“I will miss Bills funny sense of humor, and helpfulness, when I was lost in the RMA world. Thank god for bill! Your friend Gordon ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Gordon Briggs - Johnston, RI


William P. Sweetser, 58, of Needham, formerly of Newtonville, died unexpectedly yet peacefully in his sleep on March 21 2012. An only child, Bill was predeceased by his parents, Preston W. and Dorothy Bee Sweetser. He had recently retired from Proctor and Gamble/ Gillette/ Duracell where he worked for over 25 years. Bill was an active cyclist, automobile enthusiast, and loved visiting the seashores of Maine and Cape Cod. Bill is survived by three maternal cousins, Nancy Markham of Seymour, Texas, Robert B. Bicknell of East Orleans, MA. and H. Scott Bicknell of Auburn Hills, MI and their extended families. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, April 14, at the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St., Newton Center, MA.