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.