William A. Moffitt, 71
Bill Moffitt’s body crossed the finish line at Chester County Hospital Tuesday, July 17, 2018 but his spirit, legacy and dedication to public service leave their fingerprints in the community he called home for 44 years.
Moffitt spent the last three years living in Kennett Square, Penn., but he called North Attleboro home for decades. He could been seen giving his time in all facets of community life.
His official public service to North Attleboro began in 1997 when he was elected Town Clerk/Tax Collector. He later ushered in a new era in the town’s financial structure when the tax collector’s office was merged with the treasurer’s office in 2002. Moffitt then served as North Attleboro’s collector/treasurer until 2006.
In 2005, Moffitt was elected to the Board of Selectmen where served a single term. Previous to holding public municipal office, Moffitt was a member of Representative Town Meeting from 1993-96 and the Twentieth Century Celebration Committee in 1998-99. Moffitt also served as the treasurer of the North Attleboro Scholarship Fund from 1992 until 2015.
When not serving in an official public capacity, Moffitt could been seen supporting his children as a coach for little league baseball, or basketball teams at the Hockomock Area YMCA. He also dedicated time with the North Attleboro High School Band Parents Organization and was a long-time parishioner at St. Mark’s Church.
He entered municipal politics after spending 29 years working as an auditor for the U.S. General Accounting Offices. He also enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1968.
A graduate of Hendricken High School in East Greenwich, R.I., in 1964, he attended the University of Rhode Island, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting as well as his MBA.
When not giving his time to serve his community, Moffitt could be seen at a local golf course, especially Norton Country Club where he was a member. If not there, a nearby racetrack was a reliable haunt. He also was a devoted fan of the New York Yankees and was eagerly anticipating the team’s 28th championship.
Moffitt leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Gail of Kennett Square, Penn., sons Casey of Chicago, Neal of Yardley, Penn., grandchildren Oscar, Van, Faye and Iris as well as way too many sets of golf clubs.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Sperry and McHoul Funeral Home at 15 Grove St., North Attleboro, with funeral services to be held the following at day at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery immediately following the funeral. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the North Attleboro Scholarship Fund.