William J. “Bill” McMorrow, 77
Bill was born in Boston, the son of the late William H. McMorrow and Joan (Sawyer) McMorrow. Bill and Judy resided for many years in East Providence, Rhode Island while summering in Mattapoisett. After retirement, Bill and Judy became snowbirds and moved to Bradenton, Florida, and would summer in Mattapoisett, surrounded by family and friends.
Bill graduated from Northeastern University. He was a sales manager for many years in the truck leasing industry, and later in life, ventured into founding and co-owning his company, Diesel Direct, Inc.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks since 1975. He was proud to be a part of their mission to fund scholarships and Veterans care and welfare.
Bill was an avid boater, and spent countless hours with friends and family sharing his love for the open ocean. Perhaps his greatest love was walking with his wife Judy and their faithful yellow labrador. His other great passion was watching his seven grandchildren grow into young men and women. He was immensely proud of each grandchild and would share his pride daily with different friends and acquaintances.
He is survived by his wife Judith, three daughters, Lauren Alves and her husband Mark, Melissa DeLoreto and her husband Louis, and Linda Ries and her husband Justin, his sister, Joanne Struzziery and her husband Joseph, seven grandchildren, Christopher, Julia, Katherine, Elizabeth, Caroline, Megan and William, his sister-in-law, Sheila McMorrow, and his lifelong best friend Richard Guptil.
He was predeceased by his brother John “Jack” McMorrow.
His memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. The mass will be followed by a Christian burial at Woodside Cemetery in Cohasset. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bill’s name came can be made to Alzheimer's Association , 225 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60601. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for fFunerals, 50 County Road, Route 6 Mattapoisett. For an online condolence book, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.