William J. L’Esperance

March 26th, 2014

William J. L’Esperance, age 69, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 24th, 2014.

William was born on March 4, 1945 in Malden, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Earl J., Sr. and Maddalena (Zammuto) L’Esperance. As a young child, William moved with his family to Wilmington, where he was raised and educated.  Bill was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1963.

Following graduation, William went to work for the Town of Wilmington in the maintenance department.  He was a loyal and dedicated worker for many years at the department of Public Works, in the different School buildings, and at the Town Hall; where he eventually retired from.

In his spare time, William enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved to spend time with his family; especially with the nieces and nephews.  Bill enjoyed his family holidays, special celebrations, and vacations; he treasured every moment spent with family.

William will be remembered by his family and friends as a genuinely good guy, he had a quiet demeanor, he was kind, caring, and would do anything for anyone.  Bill will be truly missed by all.

William was the dear brother of Anthony L’Esperance and his wife Susan of Alexandria, NH, the late John L’Esperance and the late Earl L’Esperance and his wife Sherrill of Dunnellon, FL, special uncle of Michelle & David Cincotta, Michael & Jen L’Esperance, David L’Esperance, Anthony & Lidia L’Esperance, Julie & Doug Hamilton and Craig L’Esperance, Great Uncle Nichole, Gina, Alyssa, Ericka, Max, Andrew, Mary Kate, Rachael, Cassandra, Samantha, Michael, Matthew, Stephanie, Jessica and Kimberly, and great-niece Ava.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for Visitation on Saturday, March 29th, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Memorial donations in William’s name can be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “William J. L’Esperance”

  1. Mickael Shay says:

    So sorry for your loss,

    Billy was always there to lend a hand, and my mom especially, loved him dearly. As a neighbor and a friend Billy was the best.

    Mike Shay

  2. Susan Shay says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Billy was a great neighbor, and I was well aware of the kind care he gave to his own Mom in her later years, and to my Mom next door as well! He’d check in on her to make sure she was OK, and he’d even deliver her mail on snowy days! I will miss you Billy, rest in peace. I’m glad I got that hug last week :)

  3. mike geissler kandm cleaners says:

    Sorry for your loss. Billy was a great guy that I enjoyed I will miss him coming by my cleaners every day talking and joking asking if I needed anything.He will be missed by everybody at K&M Cleaners. Glad I got to know him.

  4. Frank West says:

    Karen and I are saddened at the loss of Bill. I enjoyed having conversations with Bill both when he worked for the town and seeing him around town after he retired. Our condolences to Bill’s family.

    Frank and Karen West

  5. Nancy Bemis says:

    IM so sorry for your loss Billy was a great guy i will forever cherish the time that Billy spend with us .I will miss him stopping over to visit when he was at the gas station.

  6. Ken and Judy Allaby says:

    Our condolences on the loss of your beloved brother, Billy. We remember Billy as always having a smile and friendly conversation for all he met. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Love, Ken and Judy

  7. Linda Reed and Family says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man, I worked with him for many years at the Town Hall. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Nancy Luciano says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I worked with him at the Town Hall and he was a great guy to work with. Thoughts and prayers are with him and his entire family.

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