William M. “Billy” Temple, Jr.

April 20th, 2016

William M. Temple, Jr. “Billy”, age 69, of Salem, NH, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on April 19, 2016. Born in Clinton, MA on May 20, 1946, Billy was the son of the late William and Dorothy (Parkhurst) Temple. Billy was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington public schools.

Billy was passionate about cooking, he spent most of his life as a chef. Billy worked at Merrimack College as a chef along with his father and brother Alan for many years. He enjoyed cooking for different organizations and had a knack for baking, especially cookies. In his spare time, Billy enjoyed watching all kinds of sports on TV and going to the track to watch horse racing.

Billy was the dear brother of Bernard Nally of Wilmington, Gary Temple & his former wife Linda of Manchester, NH and the late Alan Temple. Billy was the loving uncle of David Nally & his wife Ruth of Wakefield, Cynthia Leverone & her husband David of Rumney, NH, Heather Urban & her husband John of Chelmsford, Deanna Nally of Chelmsford, Patrick Nally & his wife Christine of Wilmington, Gary Temple, Jr. and Bryan Temple both of Manchester, NH and Tara Temple of California. He was the cousin of Evelyn Sanford of Greenfield, NH and Kevin McKelvey & his wife Millie of Burlington. Billy is also survived by many great-nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62) Wilmington, on Monday, April 25th, for visiting hours from 10-11 a.m., immediately followed by a funeral home service at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Memorial donations in Billy’s name can be made to Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave., Reading, MA 01867.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “William M. “Billy” Temple, Jr.”

  1. Katherine Day says:

    I had the pleasure to have met such a great man. He was amazing. I was honored to have taken care of him at Aurura. He always had given me advice on stuff. He loved his Friday’s Lobster Claw lunch with his roommate. Billy I am gong to miss you terribly. I love you. Fly high and may heaven be filled with tons of unlimited scratch tickets and gambling machines. RIP Billy. Fly high with all the other amazing people I know. Katherine Da

  2. Andrew Pierce says:

    As Bill’s driver, I had the pleasure of spending quality time with Bill and his beloved Tara. Hampton Beach, Plain Ridge Casino and Rockingham Race Track. We were planning on going back to the casino on his birthday. He was always appreciative of our outings and always overpaid me. I also enjoyed our conversations while waiting for others at Aurora. He will be missed. Rest in peace.

  3. Mike Duggan says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I will always remember how Billy and Alan were so good to my grandmother Anna Stanley and all the delicious cookies and cakes they made. RIP to Both Billy and Alan and condolences to the family.

  4. Niall Murdoch says:

    I had the pleasure of working with both Billy and Alan at Kamp Kohut in Maine. Very sad to hear this news, they were amazing guys who left a big impression on everyone they met. RIP Temple brothers, you will be missed.

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