Obituaries

William C. Cameron

November 25th, 2020

William C. Cameron
Retired Truck Driver and Manager for Airco Industrial Gas Company
and member of Teamster’s Local # 25

WILMINGTON: William Claflin Cameron, age 85, a resident of Wilmington for over 65 years, formerly of Tewksbury, passed away in the care of his family and hospice on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (Gillis) Cameron, who passed away on March 24, 2016 and devoted father of Lisa Cameron, who passed away on September 17, 2009.

Born in Cambridge on January 1, 1935, he one of five children of the late John P. Cameron and the late Effie Marie (Kennedy) Cameron.

Bill was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington schools. In 1945, his family moved to Boston, where he attended Boston English High School.

In 1950, his family moved to Tewksbury, and Bill continued his education at Tewksbury High School, graduating with the Class of 1952.

Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War era in the Construction Battalion known as the “Seabees”.

Upon his release from active duty, Bill and his late wife Eleanor settled in Wilmington, where they raised their four children.

Prior to his retirement, Bill worked as a truck driver and manager for Airco Industrial Gas Company in Acton, and was a member of Teamster’s Local # 25 of Boston.

He enjoyed vacationing with his family in the mountains of New Hampshire and was very proud of his self-taught computer research skill.

Bill is survived by three children, Kevin Cameron and his wife Denise of Claremont, NH, Erin Cameron of Claremont, NH, and Kerry Feyler and her husband David of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Kasey Cameron, Ryan Cameron and his wife Stephanie, Anne Marie Brennan and her husband Adam, and Daniel and Michael Feyler; two great grandchildren, Taya and Emery Cameron; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

Bill was the brother of the late Donald W. Cameron and his late wife Ann, Walter B. Cameron, John C. Cameron, and Anne E. McCarthy and her late husband George D. McCarthy, Jr.

Due to current public health Covid-19 pandemic, there are no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 28th, at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington. Masks, face coverings, and social distancing required. Interment to follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Bill’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org

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6 Entries in Guest Book for “William C. Cameron”

  1. Christine Kroken says:

    Erin, Kerry and Kevin,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He was a good man and a nice neighbor for many years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Christine Blackburn Kroken

  2. Sandy Gillis says:

    Kevin, Erin and Kerry,

    I am very sorry to hear of your dads passing. He was a great man, one of a kind. My prayers and thought go out to the whole family.

    Love Sandy

  3. Linda Novello says:

    Kevin, Erin and Kerry,

    Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was quite guy. I’ll always remember him with a joke or two, when Lisa and I were hang out at the house. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Linda

  4. Wendy Smith says:

    Deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. Prayers and hugs for you and your family.

  5. Bob Woods says:

    Kerry,Kevin,Erin and Dave. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad.I have many fond memories of Mr.Cameron driving our Bus to all our HighSchool Baseball Games.He was a Good Friend to the Woods Family,especially my uncle Dick and my Dad.Always looked forward to seeing him around town,he would remind me of different plays during my Baseball season.My thoughts and Prayers are with you Kerry and Family during this difficult time.

  6. Ann Chleapas says:

    I was truly blessed to have Uncle Bill in my life. Growing up, he and Auntie El cared and protected us. As we got older, their care shifted to our aging parents. Countless memories of Uncle Bill stopping by the house to see if my parents needed anything at the grocery store. Every week he drove my Mom to Saturday Mass. At the end of my Mom’s life, Uncle Bill and Auntie Eleanor stopped by to see my Mom every night, giving words of encouragement and prayers. I will miss his many stories, his support, his kindness, his thoughtfulness. May he rest in eternal peace. Deepest sympathy to Kevin, Erin and Kerry and Family

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