William “Billy” F. Martin

August 2, 2022

William “Billy” F. Martin

William “Billy” F. Martin – of Florida, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, August 2nd at the age of fifty-four. Beloved son of Eleanor A. (Cormier) Martin McPhee and the late Robert E. Martin. Devoted brother of Beverly A. Young, her husband John E. of Winthrop, Gail M. Martin of Woburn, and Robert J. Martin. Cherished nephew of Mary L. Malloy. Adored uncle of 5 nephews and 3 nieces. He is also survived by his former wife Michelle Hollitz, many loving cousins and friends. Arrangements are currently pending and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

 

William J. “Bill” Martin passed away following a tragic motorcycle accident in Florida.  The beloved son of Eleanor (Cormier) Martin McPhee of Reading and the late Robert E. Martin, he is fifty-four years of age.

Born in Somerville, Bill was one of five children born into the Martin Clan.  Although born in Somerville he was raised in Medford and attended Columbus Elementary School and a graduate of Medford High School along with the Class of 1975.

Several years after high school, Bill headed South to Florida, nestling in Kissimmee, Florida, where he made his home.

Well, as luck would have it, Bill found himself a position at Disney World, where he has worked as a waiter over the years.   He truly enjoyed waiting on all the families that visited.

A very athletic young man, Bill thoroughly enjoyed the warm weather and all of the activities that went along with the warmer weather year-round!  Surfing was an area of extreme expertise, whereas Bill had always been a swimmer; then began surfing in FL, which then took him on to CA, Costa Rica and El Salvador!  Enjoying every moment while in search of the “perfect wave!”  Deep sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and photography filming underwater also were areas of expertise.

When Bill was not in the ocean somewhere, or working, and there was filming going on at Disney, he often worked as a “stand in” for many of the films shot there.  

Bill was truly a good, good man.  He loved his family and was always in communication with his Mom, weekly. He remained very devoted to his siblings and especially nephews.  As years have gone by “Uncle Bill” always kept up with, and in constant contact with his five nephews, having entertained all the family in Florida., frequently.

A kind, generous, sweetheart of a man, who so loved life, was able to pass on the “gift of life” from his very generous organ gifts.Beloved son of Eleanor A. (Cormier) Martin McPhee and the late Robert E. Martin. Devoted brother of Beverly A. Young, her husband John E. of Winthrop, Gail M. Martin of Woburn, and Robert J. Martin. Cherished nephew of Mary L. Malloy. Adored uncle of 5 nephews and 3 nieces. He is also survived by his former wife Michelle Hollitz, many loving cousins and friends.

Arrangements are currently pending and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

 

Arrangements are currently pending and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. David McConoughey

    Rest In Peace, Bill. The Steakhouse is going to be a bit different the next time I visit. Thank you for all the great memories over the past 20 years. We sure had a lot of fun! Your friendship is something I will always cherish. I appreciate everything you’ve ever done for my family and me. I will miss the hangouts with us and David. Have fun in heaven brother! Prayers going out for you and your family/friends.

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