William P. ‘Bill’ Dever, Jr.

April 23, 2015

William P. ‘Bill’ Dever, Jr.

WILLIAM P. “BILL” DEVER, JR. – of Woburn, Thursday, April 23rd. Beloved husband of the late Margaret T. “Therese” (McCauley) Dever. Devoted father of Joanne M. Dever of Hudson, William G. Dever and his companion Paula Hennelly, Barbara E. Dever and her companion David D. Demonico, all of Woburn, and Charlotte A. Jones and her husband Stephen of Maynard. Dear brother of Mary Gorman and her late husband Jack of Woburn, Rev. Dennis A. Dever of Boston, Marjorie Dever of Woburn, and the late Jake Dever, Eleanor Smith, and Ann Doherty. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Lisa, Margaret, Katherine, Erin, and Ernie. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, April 29th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Bill’s memory to Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston, MA 02114.

OBITUARY:

William P. “Bill” Dever, Jr., a lifelong resident of Woburn, MA, passed away after a short illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Thursday, April 23rd surrounded by family. The beloved husband of the late Margaret T. “Therese” (McCauley) Dever, he was eighty-nine years of age.

Born in 1925, Bill grew up on Spring Street, the oldest of seven children of William and Mary Dever. He had many tales of growing up in Woburn from swimming in Horn Pond to working on local farms and the many characters of the “Old” Woburn.

He met and married the love of his life, the late Therese McCauley. He settled in the South End of Woburn where they raised their four children. He was devoted to his children, taking them on countless walks in the stroller and comforting them when they were sick with his renditions of “cowboy ballads.” He also loved and cared for many family pets….dogs & cats…in all shapes and sizes. He enjoyed family vacations at Cape Cod, the White Mountains and especially Gloucester.

He worked at Monsanto Chemical Plant in Everett, MA for 38 years, giving his children a great example of the value of hard work, dedication and punctuality.

His strong faith, humility and acceptance provided his family with guidance.

Upon retirement he enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading, and looking after his six grandchildren. He leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, the values of his strong faith, and a devoted family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bill was sadly predeceased by his wife, Therese; his siblings, Jake Dever, Eleanor Smith, and Ann Doherty; and his brothers-in-law, John “Jack” Gorman and Thomas Doherty.

He is lovingly survived by his children, Joanne M. Dever of Hudson, William G. Dever and his companion Paula Hennelly, Barbara E. Dever and her companion David D. Demonico, all of Woburn, and Charlotte A. Jones and her husband Stephen of Maynard; his siblings, Mary Gorman of Woburn, Rev. Dennis A. Dever of Boston, and Marjorie Dever of Woburn; his sister-in-law, Ann Dever; his brother-in-law, Eddie Smith; and his grandchildren, Matthew, Lisa, Margaret, Katherine, Erin, and Ernie.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, April 29th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Bill’s memory to Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston, MA 02114.

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  1. Dear Joanne, Bill, Barbie and Charlotte,
    Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your lovely dad.
    He and your wonderful mother are reunited again.
    Love from Anne and Ansori Nawawi

  2. Dear Margie:

    My sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your brother Bill. May he rest in peace. God bless!

    Denise Wall

  3. Dear Barbie,Joanne,Billy, and Charlotte , my deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad. He always had a hello and how are you when I passed the house, a real gentleman. The neighborhood will miss him. Sincerely Billy Ward

  4. Rest in Peace Bill (Dad). Tell Tess (Mom) I say hello and give Amanda a hug for me. Best to all the family. Love, Judy and Obe

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