Obituaries

Wagg, William

August 6th, 2010

William R. Wagg, Sr., “Bill”, age 77, of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, August 6, 2010.

Bill was born on August 31, 1932, in Malden, MA, he was the cherished son of the late Henry D. and Julia (Foote) Wagg.

Bill grew up in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He lived in Medford for many years before moving to Wilmington 40 years ago.

Prior to retiring, Bill owned and operated Wagg’s Auto Body in Wakefield and was the Auto Body Manager for Century Lincoln Mercury for many years.

Bill was a member of the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville, he enjoyed boating, fishing, and traveling. He was an avid Boston sports fan, following the many Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics games.

Bill loved his family and friends and he enjoyed a “good time”. He will be fondly remembered for his great smile and witty personality, and he will be greatly missed by many.

Bill was the beloved husband of 32 years to the late Barbara E. “Bobbie” (Morelli) Wagg, loving father of Sandra Steiner & her husband Herb of Wilmington, the late William R. Wagg, Jr., Ernest “Butch” Blamy, and Cookie Blamy, cherished grandfather of Robert W. Wagg and William H. Steiner both of Haverhill, dear brother of Harry Wagg & his wife Muriel of Stoneham, uncle of Richie Wagg and Kristen Glowacki, Bill is also survived by many dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Monday, August 9th from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Mass. Audubon Society, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

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3 Entries in Guest Book for “Wagg, William”

  1. "Pat" Wood says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great friend and neighbor to our family for over 30 years and I will miss him very much. There are very many happy memories of great times that will never be forgotten.

    The Wood Family

  2. Charlie & Bev Lacombe says:

    A true friend of many years . Lover of the sea and of life . We enjoyed Bills company on countless adventures . We miss him already .

    Charlie & Bev

  3. Dick & Kathy Lavina says:

    We will miss Bill so much. Our shock at his passing is still with us. Our plans to meet with Bill in two weeks for our usual get together of Michael’s take out, a bottle of Puerto Rico Rum and talking of old times of Bobbie, Cookie, Billy, the Why Me, the trips to Nova Scotia and many more memories that filled the night will be sorely missed.

    A part of us is relieved that he is at peace and not with health problems and that he is with Bobbie now, but for us it is hard to think that we will never see him again sitting behind his bar singing songs of Newfoundland and German marching songs with that beer stein waving.

    We will always treasure the great memories over the last thirty years.

    Our deepest sympathy to Sandy and family.

    Dick and Kathy Lavina

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