William WRIGHT, 19232018 (aged 95 years)

William /WRIGHT/
Birth of a brother
Death of a father
Death of a sister
Death of a mother
Death of a brother
Death of a sister
Burial of a father
Address: 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Burial of a mother
Address: 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
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November 3, 201819:47:47
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Family with parents
Birth: September 13, 1891 Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: January 17, 1932Massachusetts
Marriage MarriageJuly 4, 1917Scotland
3 years
elder sister
Birth: August 14, 1920 28 25 Portobello, Scotland
Death: June 26, 2009Exeter, New Hampshire
-3 years
elder sister
Birth: December 13, 1917 26 23
Death: January 29, 1936Boston, Massachusetts
6 years
Birth: June 4, 1923 31 28 Thornton, Fife, Scotland
Death: November 2, 2018Needham, Massachusetts
13 months
younger brother
Birth: June 18, 1924 32 29 Scotland
Death: January 3, 2007Greer, South Carolina


WRIGHT, William Died in Needham MA on November 2, 2018 at the age of 95. He was the third of four children and was born on June 4, 1923 in Scotland. He lived on a farm with his family until he immigrated to Boston at age seven. Six months after he arrived with his mother and siblings to join his father, his dad died unexpectedly. His mother kept her family together by hard work, tenacity and intelligence. From his mother, Bill learned to use his wits, his energy and his determination to make his way in the world. Bill was proud to have served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, following which he graduated from Boston University with a degree in Accounting. He went on to become a CPA and a partner with the firm Deloitte, LLC (formerly Haskins & Sells) for his entire career. He spent some of that career in the Boston MA office and the latter years in the Columbus OH office. He married Natalie Berg on May 5, 1951; they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in May, 2018. Bill and Natalie became proud parents to five children in six years. They lived a busy life with work, raising children and serving their community in various capacities. While Bill could be quite hilarious, he was at the same time a very serious person. He worked hard to support his family. He was generous in his support of their church, his alma mater and many other charities along the way. He had unquestionable integrity and was an impeccable role model. Growing up without a dad, he learned how to be an amazing husband and dad on his own. Bill is survived by his wife, Natalie, and his five children, including twins Bill (Debbi) and Bob (Sharon), followed by Nancy Piggott (Rori), Dick (Cathy) and Carol Cassoli (Chuck). He was also the proud grandfather of fifteen grandchildren and great-grandfather to eleven. A time for visitation and celebration will be held at Weston Golf Club on Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 3-6 p.m. A memorial service celebrating Bill's life will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wellesley Congregational Church, 2 Central Street, Wellesley. In lieu of flowers, Bill's family suggests a donation to Newton-Wellesley Hospital or the building fund at Wellesley Congregational Church.
Published in The Boston Globe from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2018