WILLIAM K. “BILL” GONZALES

May 19, 2024

WILLIAM K. “BILL” GONZALES
U.S. Veteran

USMC

WILLIAM K. “BILL” GONZALES – of Wayland, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, May 19th with his family by his side at the age of seventy-seven. Beloved husband of Machiko (Inoue) Gonzales. Loving son of the late Earl and Audrey (Kipping) Gonzales. Cherished father of Billie-Ann Gallagher of Stoneham, Jacob Gonzales of Woburn, Heather Gonzales, her companion Wesley Estevam of Haverhill,  and Vanessa Matias, her husband Anthony of Kingston, NH. Dear brother of Virginia A. Evans of Woburn, and loving uncle of Allan and Eric Evans. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours THURSDAY, May 23rd from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home., 263 Main Street, Woburn. Burial with military honors will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Boys Town or to the USO

WILLIAM K. “BILL” GONZALES – of Wayland, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, May 19th with his family by his side at the age of seventy-seven. He was the beloved husband of Machiko (Inoue) Gonzales. 

Born in Boston and raised in Woburn, Bill was the loving son of the late Earl and Audrey (Kipping) Gonzales. He was a graduate of Woburn High School and received his Masters in History  from Boston State College in 1978.

Bill started a career with the Woburn Police Department in 1970 and served his community for over 13 years until retiring in 1983 due to injury.

While attending college and serving as a police officer Bill also served in the US Marines Corp Reserves.  

To know Bill was to know he took pride in serving his country. 

Later in life Bill met and married Machiko Inoue originally from Japan. Happily married for many years they built their life together and moved to their final home in Wayland Ma. During his time married to Machicko, Bill had developed a special appreciation for the Japanese culture. 

Over the years Bill was able to fulfill his dreams by traveling all over the world. He loved to share his life experiences with everyone surrounding him. He enjoyed spending summers in the Cape, sailing and boating with his family and friends. 

He will lovingly be remembered and forever missed by all. 

In addition to his wife Machiko, Bill is survived and will be deeply missed as a Cherished father of Billie-Ann Gallagher of Stoneham, Jacob Gonzales of Woburn, Heather Gonzales, her companion Wesley Estevam of Haverhill, and Vanessa Matias, her husband Anthony of Kingston, NH. Dear brother of Virginia A. Evans of Woburn, and loving uncle of Allan and Eric Evans

As well as his nine grandchildren: Marissa, Malana, Halle, Mayleen, Paige, Aidan, Isaiah, Dario and Tristan.  And his five great grand children: Jayana, Leilani, Emani, Aubreya and Ziyon.  

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours THURSDAY, May 23rd from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home., 263 Main Street, Woburn. Burial with military honors will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Boys Town or to the USO

 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours THURSDAY, May 23rd from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home., 263 Main Street, Woburn. Burial with military honors will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Boys Town or to the USO

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Billy. We grew up together in Woburn. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  2. Charlie Culhane

    Gonzales family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never forgotten they live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,
    Charlie Culhane
    Cmdr. DAV Woburn 88

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