William E. Reece

  • Died: February 16, 2017
  • Location: Sutton, Massachusetts

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Millbury, MA 01527

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Tribute & Message From The Family

SUTTON – William E. Reece, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 16th at Life Care Center in Auburn.

He leaves his wife, Joan C. (Dussault) Reece; two children, Beth McLaughlin and her husband Michael, of Lincoln and Paul Reece and his wife, Lucille from Charlton; five grandchildren, Will and Owen Reece, Charles, Connor, Brian McLaughlin; a sister, Dorothy Townsend and her husband, Robert of Millbury and a brother, Harold Reece and his wife Joy of Sutton; several nieces and nephews. He was born in Worcester and is predeceased by his parent, Harold A. and Anne (Sawicki) Reece.

Mr. Reece served in the US Air Force and was an office technician at New England Telephone Co., before he retired. He enjoyed spending time golfing, gardening, skiing and spending time with his grandchildren. Bill liked spending time in Florida and was very active in the Tala Lakes community.

His funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark's Church, 356 Boston Rd. in Sutton. There are no calling hours and burial will be private. Mulhane Home for Funerals in Millbury is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please continue to offer your prayers for Bill.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts are with you and your families, Joan, Beth & Paul. We have many happy memories seeing Bill and you all on the Cape in the summer. Wishing you peace.

Posted by Greg Maxwell - East Greenwich, RI   February 23, 2017

Joan, Beth and Paul, my condolences and sincere sympathies to you and your families. I always appreciated Bill sharing his vegetable garden harvests, and I'll continue to remember him as I work and share from my own garden in the years to come.

Posted by Brett Maxwell - Waterbury Center, VT   February 21, 2017


Joan, So very sad for your loss. May you find the strength you need in the days ahead. Love and Light JoAnn (LaMonda) Cuddeback

Posted by JoAnn Cuddeback - North Oxford, MA - Friend   February 20, 2017

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing, may his family rest in peace knowing he is in a beautiful place. will always remember our great card games in Florida.
Janet Cahill

Posted by Janet Cahill - Fort Myers, FL   February 20, 2017

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing, he was a wonderful guy and a good friend.

Posted by Mary Perry - Port Charlotte, FL   February 19, 2017

Thinking of you all during this sad time. Hopefully, happy memories that you shared with stay with you always. Love, Deb & Family

Posted by Deb Totten - MA - Family Friend   February 19, 2017

So sorry to read of Bill's passing. He and Harry were my older cousins growing up on Hope Ave. Bill's life was filled with career and family. God Bless you Bill and God Bless your family.

Posted by Jimmy Reece - Rockford, IL   February 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bill

Posted by Jim Moon - Venice, FL - Family   February 19, 2017

Beth and Michael,

Our thoughts are with you and the entire family at this time of loss of your father. May a lifetime of special
moments and indelible memories give you comfort today, and joy in the future. With all our warmest regards.

Posted by Anie Chinarian - Orange County, CA - Family Friend   February 19, 2017

Though our grateful nation mourns with you in your loss, we can only feel a small part of the loss you are experiencing.

Your loved one will always be a part of our country's story. As such, their sacrifice on behalf of our nation will always be honored.

In deepest sympathy.

Posted by A Grateful American    February 19, 2017

Beth and Family: Sorry to hear about your loss. I know it's been a rough time. I hope you and your mom get some long overdue relief and heal.

Posted by Pamela Burkes-Smith - Newton, MA   February 19, 2017

Beth, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Lynn Bruso - Douglas, MA - Friend   February 19, 2017

My condolences to bills family

Posted by Bill Haigh - Auburn, MA   February 19, 2017

Mrs. Reece, Beth, Mike, Charlie, Conner and Brian. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers with you all during this time. Love The Kontos Family

Posted by Jennifer Kontos - Lincoln, MA   February 19, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to Joan and the Reece family.Worked with Bill in Millbury for many years,he was always jovial and fun to be with.Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Richard Dorr - Satsuma, FL   February 19, 2017

We're so sorry to read of Bill's passing. May you find comfort in your memories of him.

Barbara & Tom (Gus's daughter and son-in-law)

Posted by Barbara MacIntosh - N. Brookfield, MA   February 18, 2017

Joan, I am so sorry for your loss. Dee

Posted by Dee Minzy - MA - Family   February 18, 2017

Loving thoughts and prayers to you Joanie, Betty, Paul and families of Bill. He will be sorely missed!!! Much love,

Posted by Rita - Family   February 18, 2017

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