William F. “Bill” Cody

June 5, 2021

William F. “Bill” Cody

William F. “Bill” Cody – of Littleton, formerly of Woburn, Saturday, June 5th at the age of seventy-nine. Beloved husband of the late Beverly A. “Bev” (Carrns) Cody. Devoted father of Kimberly Gentile, her husband Stephen of Littleton and William F. Cody, Jr., his wife Michele of Haverhill. Cherished “Grampy” of Dylan and Brooke Cody and Stephanie and Adam Gentile. Dear brother of Carolyn Parrish of Woburn, Kevin Cody, his longtime companion Eleanor Hedlund of Chelmsford and late John Cody, Alicia McCarron and Joanne Cody. Also survived by his sister-law’s, Sally Cody of Upton and Cynthia Porcaro, her husband Frank of New Seabury, MA, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Billy’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 10th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn.  Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door.

William F. “Bill” Cody – of Littleton, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, Saturday, June 5th at the age of seventy-nine. He is now again with his beloved wife and best friend of nearly 50 years, the late Beverly A. “Bev” (Carrns) Cody. 

Born in Lynn and raised in Woburn, Bill was the loving son of the late John and Alice (Young) Cody. He was a graduate of Woburn High School. After High School, Bill worked a variety of jobs, most notably as a tractor trailer driver for Sunoco. After experiencing a life-changing accident at the age of 29, he took this as an opportunity to be the primary parent at-home and the neighborhood “dad” to so many of Kim and Bill Jr.’s friends.

An avid lover of American 50’s and 60’s cars, Bill took such good care of all his vehicles over the years and loved to drive on the open road. He taught many how to drive including his wife Bev, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and more.

His greatest enjoyment in life was his family. Whether it was a day long road trip, boating on the lake, hanging at Bill Jr.’s shop, spending time with his grandchildren, or a trip to the Grand Canyon, he cherished every moment with his family during these adventures.  He could not have been prouder of his two children and four grandchildren as they were such an integral part of his daily life.

His timely sense of humor, infectious smile, willingness to always help someone in need, and singular life-long commitment to his wife Beverly are the characteristics that made Bill liked by everyone he came across.  He truly was one-of-a-kind. He will be sorely missed by those that knew and loved him.

Bill is survived by his children, Kimberly Gentile, her husband Stephen of Littleton and William F. Cody, Jr., his wife Michele of Haverhill. Cherished “Grampy” of Dylan and Brooke Cody and Stephanie and Adam Gentile. Dear brother of Carolyn Parrish of Woburn, Kevin Cody, his longtime companion Eleanor Hedlund of Chelmsford and late John Cody, Alicia McCarron and Joanne Cody. Also survived by his sister’s-in-law, Sally Cody of Upton and Cynthia Porcaro, her husband Frank of New Seabury, MA, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to Billy’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 10th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn.  Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door.

Relatives and friends are invited to Billy’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 10th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn.  Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door.

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  1. Vic Spinazola

    Kevin, So sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. Great guy and he always tried to keep you in line. Remembering the gas station, his visits, car waxing with corn starch!! Good memories. Rest in peace my friend. Vic Spinazola

  2. We are so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Everything said in his obituary is true. It was shocking and sorrowful to hear of your mother’s passing as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Fran and Donna Scire

  3. Diane Bradstreet

    Kim, Stephen & Family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad. May he rest in peace. Warm Regards, Diane Bradstreet

  4. Kevin Cody, Jr.

    Uncle Bill, you were always like a second Dad to me. You have shaped me more than anyone else save my own Dad, and I have shed more tears and lost more sleep over your passing than anyone else save my first wife.

    For all that, I understand better than most how much you must miss Auntie Bev. In this moment, my only solace is that you have now rejoined her, and for that, I am glad.

    I will always strive to carry the best you have left in me. I miss you intensely.

    – Kevin Jr.

    P.S., you were the better looking, and I heard him admit that just today. You know who I mean… and, please, if you see Aubrie, do relay my love.

  5. Bobby and Marty MacInnis

    Mr C, always enjoyed your company, our conversations and especially your jokes. As sad as we are at your passing, we are happy that you are again with Bev and smiling down upon the rest of us who will continue to miss you until we see you once again.

    Our deepest condolences to the Billy, Kim, spouses and grandchildren.

    With love and great memories,
    Bobby and Marty

  6. Patrice Minton

    Condolences. I remember them well- Aunt Agnes, Aunt Ruth, Beverly and Billy. Blessings to all.
    Ethel McDonald’s niece

  7. Dear Kim and Billy, So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  8. Marcia McDonald Swanson

    Kim and Stephen, “little Billy” and Michele , Cynthia and Frank. I am so sorry at the news of the death of Bill. He was one of my favorites over our years together as cousins and friends. A Swanson family wedding this week in South Carolina prevents me from paying my respects in person. I am so sorry, I think of all of you so very often.

  9. Moahamad and Carmela Saleh

    Kim and Stephen, we are very saddened to hear of your loss, our hearts go out to you and your family in this difficult time. Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Kim and Billy, So very sorry. Bill was always so kind, a true gentlemen and a great coffee buddy to my dad. sending you all love and prayers! Love, Joan, Mike, Kasey and Matthew Harkin

  11. Bob & Sharon Simler

    Kim,
    We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Carolyn Parrish

    My companion growing up, my supporter and protector. Your life is a model for all of us to have courage and bravery in good or in difficult times. Miss you dear brother!!! All my love, your sister Carolyn

  13. Rosemary Calautti

    Dear Kim and Billy,
    So so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was one of the nicest, caring and wonderful neighbors to have. Always ready to help with that beautiful smile of his. May you find peace in all your treasured memories.
    Love you all, Dom and Rosemary Calautti

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