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Official Obituary of: William “Bill” Park 10/24/2017

William “Bill” Park 10/24/2017

PLAINVILLE – William “Bill” Park, 92, of Plainville passed away early Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro.  He was the loving husband of Eleanor (Skawinski) Park who died in 2016.

Born March 16, 1925 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Ernest and Helen (Herard) Park.

Bill was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro before moving to Plainville several years ago.  He also wintered in Florida for many years.

Bill attending North Attleboro High School but left after his freshman year to serve as a combat veteran in World War II.  He served the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Alabama for four years and was involved in 10 major battles in the Pacific Ocean and also led U.S. Navy ships into Tokyo Japan for the signing of the peace treaty.

After the war he worked several years at Grimaldi Construction before entering service on the North Attleboro Fire Department.  He was a firefighter for 32 years before retiring as Deputy Fire Chief in 1980.

Bill loved to play hockey and was a member of the Oldies Hockey Team in Rhode Island for ten years.

He is survived by his two sons: Timothy Park of San Diego, CA and Kevin Park of Plainville;

A sister, Ann Park Hill of North Attleboro;

Two grandsons, Bryan and Michael Park

And four great-grandchildren: Colby, Hailey Rose, Bentley and Natalia Park.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated after visitation at 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 105 Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls.

Burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the North Attleboro Veterans Office, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760. 

 

  • Comment (9)
  • Never met the man but as I read his obituary I thought, wow, he sounds like he must have been one hellava man. My condolences

  • I enjoyed having Mr. Park in my life! He was always happy, smiling, & joking around. He was so loved by many people….
    Kevin, you were an amazing son to both of your parents…. the care and love you showed them both, everyday, was incredible.
    Everyday you went and saw them and made sure they had everything they needed.
    Kevin, (YOU) gave them such peace knowing you were always there taking care of them.
    In the end you comforting them and making them always feel safe as they were leaving this world, is a blessing in itself, your Grace always shined when you were around them. They were so proud of you!
    They loved you and the boys so much, also their Great grandchildren!
    I pray you find comfort and peace in the months ahead.

  • Mike catalano

    We extend our deepest condolences to the Park family and friends. The Holy Scriptures give us comfort and hope. Our lord, Jesus Christ said in John 5:28: “Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the “memorial tombs” will hear his voice and come out.” Knowing of a resurrection and being able to see our loved ones again in the near future can give us comfort and hope. You can read more words of consolation from The Bible at: http://www.jw.org. We sincerely hope that these words can soothe your hearts.
    Sincerely, Mike Catalan

  • The Zilch family would like to extend it’s deepest sympathies to the Park family and friends. Till we meet again.

  • On behalf of the Gordon Seymour Langille family our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time

  • So sorry my dad loved this man they were the best of friends.blessings for all the family

  • Uncle Bill will be missed. I have such great memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  1. Uncle Bill will be missed. I have such great memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. So sorry my dad loved this man they were the best of friends.blessings for all the family

  3. On behalf of the Gordon Seymour Langille family our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time

  4. The Zilch family would like to extend it’s deepest sympathies to the Park family and friends. Till we meet again.

  5. Mike catalano

    We extend our deepest condolences to the Park family and friends. The Holy Scriptures give us comfort and hope. Our lord, Jesus Christ said in John 5:28: “Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the “memorial tombs” will hear his voice and come out.” Knowing of a resurrection and being able to see our loved ones again in the near future can give us comfort and hope. You can read more words of consolation from The Bible at: http://www.jw.org. We sincerely hope that these words can soothe your hearts.
    Sincerely, Mike Catalan

  6. I enjoyed having Mr. Park in my life! He was always happy, smiling, & joking around. He was so loved by many people….
    Kevin, you were an amazing son to both of your parents…. the care and love you showed them both, everyday, was incredible.
    Everyday you went and saw them and made sure they had everything they needed.
    Kevin, (YOU) gave them such peace knowing you were always there taking care of them.
    In the end you comforting them and making them always feel safe as they were leaving this world, is a blessing in itself, your Grace always shined when you were around them. They were so proud of you!
    They loved you and the boys so much, also their Great grandchildren!
    I pray you find comfort and peace in the months ahead.

  7. Never met the man but as I read his obituary I thought, wow, he sounds like he must have been one hellava man. My condolences

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