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Official Obituary of: William F. Moon 11/9/2017

William F. Moon 11/9/2017

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.

 

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  • I have benefited greatly from Bill’s kind ways, his generosity and his professionalism. Bill was dedicated to the service of fellow auctioneers, and in particular, to the Massachusetts Auctioneers Association.Thank You Bill!

  • We are so blessed to have known Bill as our neighbor and friend. What an amazing man. His generosity, love of family, smile and sense of humor with be with us always. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eleanor and family. Rest in peace our dear friend.

  • To a young auctioneer Bill always offered friendly,wise advice. He was always a gentleman and will be missed by all who ever swung a gavel

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family , Bill you were a good friend and mentor to me in the auction business.
    I thank you for that, you will be sadly missed . My You Rest In Peace

  • Dear Eleanor and family,
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • We are so pleased to have known Bill as our friend and neighbor over these past few years. We hold Eleanor, Louise, and the rest of the family in the light.

  • Sending my condolences to the family at this time, I will always remember the good times we had at the therapy pool. RIP my friend.

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  1. Sending my condolences to the family at this time, I will always remember the good times we had at the therapy pool. RIP my friend.

  2. We are so pleased to have known Bill as our friend and neighbor over these past few years. We hold Eleanor, Louise, and the rest of the family in the light.

  3. Dear Eleanor and family,
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with your family , Bill you were a good friend and mentor to me in the auction business.
    I thank you for that, you will be sadly missed . My You Rest In Peace

  5. To a young auctioneer Bill always offered friendly,wise advice. He was always a gentleman and will be missed by all who ever swung a gavel

  6. We are so blessed to have known Bill as our neighbor and friend. What an amazing man. His generosity, love of family, smile and sense of humor with be with us always. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eleanor and family. Rest in peace our dear friend.

  7. I have benefited greatly from Bill’s kind ways, his generosity and his professionalism. Bill was dedicated to the service of fellow auctioneers, and in particular, to the Massachusetts Auctioneers Association.Thank You Bill!

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