William F. Moon, 86, of Jericho, VT passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at home surrounded by his devoted family. He was the husband of Eleanor (Oakes) Moon for over 59 years.
Born November 18, 1930 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late William I. and Ida (Fournier) Moon.
Bill lived on Lewis Road in the Adamsdale neighborhood of North Attleboro for 73 years before retiring to Essex Junction, VT in 1999.
He went to the Old Adamsdale one-room schoolhouse until fourth grade and then graduated from St. Mary’s Elementary School in 1946 and North Attleboro High School in 1950.
Bill went to the Massachusetts State Police Academy, graduating in 1961. He also graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Law Enforcement.
He worked for the Town of North Attleboro Police Department for 25 years before retiring as a detective. In retirement Bill completed a certified auctioneers course at Indiana University and became a licensed state auctioneer for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He was also certified at the National Auctioneer Institute.
Bill was a Life Scout for the Anawan Boy Scouts and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He served aboard the USS Maloy, Ede 791 Destroyer Escort and attained the rank of radioman. He worked as a butcher and meat cutter at several local markets and at Arns Packing House before becoming a police officer.
Bill was a life member of the Massachusetts Police Association, a member of the VFW, the Knights of Columbus and an original charter member and first president of the Mass State Auctioneers. He was also a longtime member of the North Attleboro Elks Lodge, a member of the National Auctioneers Association and a past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the North Attleboro Rotary Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Louise and her husband Mauricio Rosales of Jericho and their children Victoria and David Rosales.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.
A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, November 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA of Chittenden County, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.