William E. “Billy” Veno

June 16, 2020

William E. “Billy” Veno

William E. “Billy” Veno  –  of Gloucester, formerly of Woburn, June 16th, at seventy nine years of age.  Beloved husband of Wilhemina “Willa” (Doody) Veno.  Devoted father of Edward Veno, his wife Paula, Jonathan, his wife Jane, and Julie Eidukonis, her husband Alex.  Cherished brother of the late Barbara Veno.  Also survived by his 6 dear grandchildren. At this time and due to current state regulations, calling hours are private. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Church on Monday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Presently, the church is allowing no more than 100 people to attend, and masks must be worn. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester MA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. 

William E. “Bill” Veno – of Gloucester, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.  He was 79 years old.  Beloved husband of Willa (Doody) Veno.  Loving father of Edward Veno and his wife Paula of Greenville, SC; Jonathan Veno and his wife Jane of Bourne; Julie (Veno) Eidukonis and her husband Alex of Amesbury.  Son of the late Edward and Mary (Curran) Veno of Woburn.  Brother of the late Barbara (Veno) Curran and her late husband Thomas of Woburn.  Adored grandfather of Andrew, Jaclyn, Bridget, Bethany, Liam and Emily. Bill is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Raised and educated in Woburn, Bill was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1958.  Bill continued his education at the Lowell Institute of Technology, where he received his degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.  He went on to have a successful 50-year career at Raytheon.

Bill married his sweetheart Willa in 1966, where they brought three loving children into the world, to whom he was devoted.  They were married for 54 years.  They made their home in the Horn Pond area of Woburn for over 25 years.  Bill’s roots in Woburn were strong.  His family had been there for generations.  He treasured his lifelong friendships with his grammar school friends.

After the children were grown, Bill and Willa decided to make their home in Gloucester.  Bill was always happiest spending time on his boat.  Many times, Bill would use his sextant to navigate by the stars. He loved the ocean and Gloucester was a perfect fit.  

He enjoyed reading, spending time in Boothbay Harbor, ME, and he loved animals.  Bill was a college football fan, especially when cheering on his Clemson Tigers football team. 

Bill loved his family deeply.  He was an extremely kind, hardworking, patient and generous man.  Bill’s life was very full. His grandchildren filled his heart with so much joy and happiness.  He was very proud of each grandchild, whether playing sports, dancing, or academic achievements.

 At this time and due to current state regulations, calling hours are private. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Church on Monday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Presently, the church is allowing no more than 100 people to attend, and masks must be worn. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester MA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can made in Bill’s name to Saint Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Church on Monday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Presently, the church is allowing no more than 100 people to attend, and masks must be worn. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester MA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. 

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  1. David Schmidt

    I am sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with Bill at Raytheon for a number of years and remember him for his capability to work with all types of personalities. He always had good things to say about all he worked. I also enjoyed his stories about the “ old” Raytheon and his sense of humor. He will be surely missed!

  2. Dear Ed and Family, I’m so sorry for you loss. My prayer are with you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort as you remember the good times you shared with your father.

  3. Wishing you and your family peace and healing during this time of need, Mr Ed Veno we’re soo sorry for your loss! Tammy Glaze and family

  4. Mary Contalonis Regan

    Julie and Family,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of sorrow!

  5. Dear Ed and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a Father is not easy and I continue to pray that God gives you His comfort and His peace. Love and hugs to y’all💜🧡💜🧡
    Jenny

  6. Maryellen Schissler

    Mrs.Veno, Eddie, Jon, Julie and Families,

    Condolences being sent to you on your loss.

    Maryellen (Pattison) Schissler and Family

  7. Ed, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. God Bless. Susan Archer

  8. Mr. Veno, our condolences on the loss of your father. May peace be with you and your family. Linda and Ben Barga

  9. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. My condolences to you and your family.

  10. Arthur Gonsalves

    Willie, it has been my privelege to be one of your many friends from Central sq. Save a place @ the table for me up there and put in a good word for us with the big guy. – Art Gonsalves

  11. Laura Salasek

    Dear Ed and family. My condolences to you and yours. I must say, your dad had to be an incredible man. I only know one of his
    children, and he raised a fine son. May you find comfort in knowing he’s still using that sextant to navigate the stars and now is watching all of his family from the heavens. May God bless you all and may your wonderful father, rest in peace, in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.
    Sincerely, Laura Salasek (FMCC)

  12. DearWilla,Eddie, Jonathan, Julie, and families,
    We are all deeply saddened by your loss deeply saddened by your loss. Our Hearts go out to you and we pray the God of all comfortBe with you all. Our family is deeply brokenhearted over such a great loss. All our love from my family and Me!
    Love,
    (Uncle) Danny and Family

  13. John Eidukonis

    Julie, I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I hope Willa is okay. My thoughts are with the entire Veno family. I hope Liam and Emily are strong and understanding of the situation. I know he was a good man who loved his family.

  14. Roberta Qualey

    Our heartfelt sympathy on the death of your husband, father, and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Donna & Kevin Dunn

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  16. Dear Billy, It was an honor to know you and share Family time with you. I so enjoyed our last gathering at Julie and Alex’s home. May you RIP always.

  17. Jeff Godlewski

    Willa, Ed, Jonathan, Julie and family. I’m heartbroken for your loss. Through Ed I’ve learned many wonderful qualities that made Billy the best father a son could ask for. You have been blessed to have a such a loving influence in your life. I can’t imagine how hard it may be in your time of grief and our family is praying for God’s hand in your time of need. Your friends in Tiger Country.

  18. Lois and Jerry Surette

    Dear Julie and family

    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept our
    condolences during this difficult time

    Lois and Jerry Surette

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