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William Albert Place
January 3, 1950 ~ March 4, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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William Albert Place “Bill” passed away Saturday March 4, 2023 at the age of 73 after a brief illness. Bill was born January 3, 1950 and was the son of Wesley and Dorothy Place. Bill grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts. His siblings include late brother Wesley, Brother Wayne and wife Mariellen of Rochester, sister Wendy and husband Ray Brodeur of Wareham, brother Warren and late wife Debbie of Rockland, sister Winifred and husband Paul Wyman of Plymouth and sister Wanda Brides of Middleboro. He is survived by son William Place and wife Sharla, son Johnathan Place, Grandson William Place and many nieces and nephews.
Bill grew up in a big family. They spent many summers down on Micajah Pond in Plymouth. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his father and brothers. After school he moved on work for Light Control Corp. in Hanson for many years. After that, he then worked for Our Lady of the Lake Church in Halifax and then retiring from Halifax Country Club in 2018.
Bill was a sports enthusiast. Football, Baseball but particularly Basketball. He loved all the local sports teams. His nickname was Bird after Boston Celtics player Larry Bird. He would pull over at any basketball court just to shoot around. He also had a fantasy football team “Wild Thing”.
Aside from sports, Bill loved nature. He loved being outside, fishing and camping. When his sons were young they took many trips to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. His son Billy carries on their tradition of bringing his son to New Hampshire every summer.
Bill adored his grandson Billy. It made him so happy that he had taken up his love for basketball. Nothing made him happier than watching him grow into a young man.
Bill lived a good life. Loved by many. He lived a simple life and always made people laugh.
Bill will be cremated and his ashes will be spread in New Hampshire where many memories were made. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home, 4 West Washington St., Hanson, MA.