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Official Obituary of: William “Bill” Walter Homer, 98, on January 17, 2022

William “Bill” Walter Homer, 98, on January 17, 2022

PLAINVILLE – William (Bill) Walter Homer of Plainville passed away January 17, 2022.  Walter was born in Boston on January 20, 1923 to the late George and Ida (Ferrara) Homer.  He was married for 50 years to Isabelle Virginia (Techiera) Homer who passed away in 1996.

Walter grew up on Sumner Street in Stoughton with his parents and twelve siblings. He attended the Stoughton public school.

Walter was a veteran of both World War II and The Korean War. In World War II he fought in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton.  After completing his military service Walter worked for 28 years at Hollingsworth & Vose in Walpole.

Walter loved traveling with his wife and two daughters.  His most memorable road trip took him out west where he visited several National Parks.  That journey covered 10,552 miles and lasted 6 weeks.  Walter loved to dance the Polka with his wife, work in his garden, and go for short walks.

He is survived by his daughters Jeanne Preskenis (wife of Michael Preskenis) of Texas and Barbara Yee (wife of Dr. Hon Yee) of Concord, four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, and brother Paul Homer of Plainville. He was the brother of the late Joseph Homer, Adelle Howland, George Homer, Robert Homer, Edna Moriarty, Alice Stasis, Donald Homer, Ronald Homer, Charles Homer, Ralph Homer, and Raymond Homer.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately following the service beginning at 11 a.m.  Burial to follow at Plainville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers Walter requested that donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in memory of his wife, Isabelle.

 

To sign an online guestbook for Walter, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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  • My mother and I are deeply saddened to learn of Bill’s passing.  We spent many an afternoon playing cards with him at the Plainville Senior Center, and my mother, Alice Rousseau, often went out to eat with him.  He was a good friend to her, and will be remembered fondly by my whole family.

  • My deepest sympathy to Bill and the family. Bill was a great friend and neighbor, loved to talk and discuss the worlds events with my late husband Fred and to hear Fred play the guitar. He was the true meaning of the  word FRIEND..I know he will be missed by all his family and friends. Bless you Bill.

     

  • with love and sympathy to Bill’s family. Bill was such a fun-loving guy. In the past, enjoyed many happy times with Bill and his friends at Plainville United Methodist Church.

  • What a legacy you left three generations Gramps! I was fortunate enough to be considered one of your “grands” when I married your handsome grandson in 2001. I got to see firsthand what a wonderful, fun, generous, kind man you were. You loved babies and loved your great-grandchildren so well. They adored you! And while we didn’t get to see you as often as we wanted (living in Texas) we kept you close in our hearts and always will. We are so thankful for the sunshine you brought to our hearts and lives!

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  1. What a legacy you left three generations Gramps! I was fortunate enough to be considered one of your “grands” when I married your handsome grandson in 2001. I got to see firsthand what a wonderful, fun, generous, kind man you were. You loved babies and loved your great-grandchildren so well. They adored you! And while we didn’t get to see you as often as we wanted (living in Texas) we kept you close in our hearts and always will. We are so thankful for the sunshine you brought to our hearts and lives!

  2. with love and sympathy to Bill’s family. Bill was such a fun-loving guy. In the past, enjoyed many happy times with Bill and his friends at Plainville United Methodist Church.

  3. My deepest sympathy to Bill and the family. Bill was a great friend and neighbor, loved to talk and discuss the worlds events with my late husband Fred and to hear Fred play the guitar. He was the true meaning of the  word FRIEND..I know he will be missed by all his family and friends. Bless you Bill.

     

  4. My mother and I are deeply saddened to learn of Bill’s passing.  We spent many an afternoon playing cards with him at the Plainville Senior Center, and my mother, Alice Rousseau, often went out to eat with him.  He was a good friend to her, and will be remembered fondly by my whole family.

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