William F. Blowers

September 15th, 2012

William F. Blowers, age 75, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at home on September 15, 2012.

William was born on March 24, 1937 in Boston, MA.  He was the son of the late Reginald and Anna E. (Doherty) Blowers.  William was raised and educated in East Boston. William enlisted in the Marines on April 11, 1958, during the Vietnam War.  Bill loved the Marines and serving his country.  He liked airplanes and worked as an airplane mechanic, which he was very talented at, and was also a Sharp Shooter.  Bill was honorably discharged in August of 1961 after being injured.

After William’s discharge from the Marines, he started to notice a beautiful woman on the bus he took everyday, and would sit behind her but had not spoken to her.  To his surprise, at the wedding of a friend, he saw her there as a guest, and finally that is where William and Juanita  Dee  Venuti officially met.  Bill and Dee married in 1965 in Bostons North End at St. Stephens Church. They lived in Malden for a short time and moved to Wilmington in 1976, where they raised their three children.  William and Dee were very dedicated to their family and celebrated over 35 years together until Dee’s sudden passing in January of 2001.

William was a devoted father.  He loved to spend time with his children and was involved with their activities and sports.  William was an Assistant Scout Master when his son belonged to Boys Scouts Troop 56 and he coached girls soccer when the Wilmington Youth Soccer  started to have girls and boys play on separate teams.

William was a hard and dedicated worker, and worked up to 3 jobs at a time to support his family.  He started working for the U.S. Post Office back when the mail was transported by train.  He worked on the Boston to New York Railroad and after years of dedicated service, he became a supervisor.  William retired from the Malden Post Office in 1993.

William loved to travel with family and friends, especially to the Irish Village on the Cape or to Province Town.  William and Dee enjoyed a cruise together to Bermuda celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary the summer before Dee passed.  He liked to indulge in taking trips to Foxwoods Casino or Mohegan Sun and was an avid Red Sox fan. William also enjoyed just being home, and watching T.V. with his faithful companions, his dogs, Ginger, Ivan and Milo.

William was the beloved husband of the late Juanita “Dee” (Venuti) Blowers, devoted father of Michael S. Blowers and J. Triana Blowers both of Wilmington, Kenneth C. Blowers and his wife Valerie of Reading, grandfather of Kristian, Joshua, and great-grandson Jacob, dear son of the late Reginald and Anna (Doherty) Blowers, brother of Jane Amato of Malden, John Blowers of Florida, Anna Elkins of Nashua, NH, the late Carol Rome and Robert Blowers.  Bill is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 12:00 noon.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, September 19th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in William’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the MSPCA-Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “William F. Blowers”

  1. Yvonne & Michael Venuti says:

    Our thoughts are with you. Love Auntie Vonne & Uncle Mike

  2. Jane and Mark Tontodonato says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Love Jane and Mark

  3. Donna &John Rogers says:

    Our thughts and prayers are with you.You have been a loving caring child, you should be very proud of yourself. Even though we don’t see each other or talk I ask about you all the time and wish we could see each other more.
    You are a very strong person, and God will reward you.
    Donna & John Rogers

  4. Denise Amato Moran says:

    Dear Trianna, Kenny and Michael,

    I send my deepest sympathies and sincere condolences on the passing of your dear father. Uncle Bill was a thoughtful, gentle, & kind man. I will always fondly remember my godfather and his caring spirit. Please accept my apologies on not being able to be there in person during this difficult time.
    May God bless and keep you all.

    Much Love,
    Denise Amato Moran

  5. Ed and Jane Vasseur says:

    Dear Trianna, Kenny and Michael,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We have so very many special memories of both your Mom and Dad and times we all shared together. God bless you all.
    Ed and Jane

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