William E. Moakley

December 11th, 2015

William E. Moakley, age 80, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 11, 2015.

Bill was born on October 9, 1935 in Lexington, MA; he was the dear son of the late Robert P. and Mary E. (Peake) Moakley. Bill lived with his family in Keene, NH for several years before moving to Billerica where he was raised and educated.

Bill enlisted in the U. S. Navy Reserves, serving with the Sea Bees before being called up for active service on November 29, 1955. Bill served overseas during his tour of duty before being honorably discharged on November 8, 1957.

Following his return from the Navy, Bill was out an about Wilmington when he met the “love of his life” Theresa Malloy at Rocco’s Restaurant. Bill and Terry were soon inseparable; the couple married in 1958 and settled in Wilmington in 1962 to raise their family. Bill was a wonderful husband, dad, and grampa; his love and support for his family was always unconditional. Bill and Terry shared many great times with family and friends throughout their 57 years together; these will be memories that will be treasured for years to come.

Bill worked hard to provide for his family; he was employed as an electronics engineer supervisor for the Polaroid Company for many years. He was an excellent employee and made many friends within the company.

In his spare time, Bill enjoyed reading and gardening; he enjoyed working in his yard and was known to have a “green thumb” when it came to his gardens.

Bill was an avid Boston Sports fan, who loved to follow all of his favorite teams throughout the year.

Bill will be remembered as a quiet guy, hardworking, and loyal; he loved his family and friends with all his heart and he will be greatly missed.

Bill was the beloved husband of Theresa J. (Malloy) Moakley, devoted father of John Moakley & his wife Varsha of Florida, William Moakley, Richard Moakley, and the late Kathleen Moakley all of Wilmington. Loving “Grampa” of Mark, Rachel, Ryan, and Aliyana. Dear son of the late Robert P. and Mary E. (Peake) Moakley. Brother of Fred, Robert, James, Miriam, Mary Jane, Margaret, the late Patrick, Rena, Joseph, and Julia. William is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, December 14th for Visitation from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. Interment with Military Honors followed in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.


3 Entries in Guest Book for “William E. Moakley”

  1. Samantha Kaminski (Moakley) says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have some memories of visiting in my earlier days. Sending love to the family?? I won’t be able to make it Monday.

  2. Kristel Darling (Moakley ) says:

    Sorry for your loss . I like Sam remember spending time with Uncle Bill and all the other Moakley clan . I live out of state and won’t be able to make it to the service . Hope all is well with everyone .

  3. Dave and Liz says:

    Moakley family,
    We’re so sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Dave and Liz Sullivan

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