WILLIAM E. PEITZSCH

June 25, 2024

WILLIAM E. PEITZSCH
U.S. Veteran

US ARMY

VIETNAM

WILLIAM E. PEITZSCH – of Woburn, died peacefully, June 25th, with his family by his side, at the age of seventy-five. Beloved husband of 53 years to Lynda A. (Farrow) Peitzsch. Devoted father of Scott Peitzsch, his wife Jennifer of Tewksbury, and Todd Peitzsch, his wife Kristina of Woburn. Treasured “Papa”of Jessica, Danielle, Madison, and Abigail. Cherished brother of Paul Peitzsch, his wife Joanne of OR and Patty Sasso, her husband Jim of Tewksbury. Loving brother-in-law of William Farrow, his companion Elsa, Bruce Farrow, Deborah McNeil, her husband David, and the late Paul Farrow. Also survived by his grand-dogs, Roxi and Rose, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 29th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church 280 Main St., Woburn. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, June 28th from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Bill’s honor to the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

WILLIAM E. PEITZSCH – of Woburn, died peacefully, June 25th, with his family by his side, at his home, at the age of seventy-five. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Lynda A. (Farrow) Peitzsch.  

Born in Arlington and raised in Burlington, Bill was a son of the late Paul and Dorothy (Arnold) Peitzsch. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, class of 1966. In 1969, Bill began his military service in the US Army where he served in Vietnam and attained the rank of Specialist 5th Class. During that time, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals and the prestigious Bronze Star, awarded for Heroic Service. He was honorably discharged in 1970 and returned home.

 Upon returning home from Vietnam, Bill started his career working for New England Telephone.  He later joined Shaughnessy Graphics where he installed and serviced commercial printing equipment.  Bill ended his career working for Cummings Properties where he worked in their facilities maintenance shop. 

In 1971, Bill married the love of his life, Lynda Farrow. They started and raised their family in Woburn. They raised two sons, Scott & Todd in their home on Scott Street where they lived for 48 of their 53 married years together.

He had a particular fondness for cars and spent countless hours tinkering and fixing things and working in his yard.  He was a jack of all trades who took a shell of a house and turned it into a loving home. He was always willing to help his neighbors and was later affectionately named “The Mayor of Scott Street”.  Bill was a member of both the Towanda Club as well as the American Legion.

Bill lived a life rich in love, kindness, and service. His memory will be cherished by his family, friends, neighbors and all who had the privilege of knowing him. He was always willing to help his family and friends in whatever was needed, and never missed an opportunity to support his granddaughters, always cheering them on in life’s accomplishments. “Papa”, as he was known to his beloved granddaughters, was their biggest fan.

In addition to his wife Lynda, Bill is survived and will be deeply missed by his sons, Scott Peitzsch, his wife Jennifer of Tewksbury, and Todd Peitzsch, his wife Kristina of Woburn. Treasured “Papa”of Jessica, Danielle, Madison, and Abigail. Cherished brother of Paul Peitzsch, his wife Joanne of OR and Patty Sasso, her husband Jim of Tewksbury. Loving brother-in-law of William Farrow, his companion Elsa, Bruce Farrow, Deborah McNeil, her husband David, and the late Paul Farrow. Also survived by his grand-dogs, Roxi and Rose, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 29th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church 280 Main St., Woburn. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, June 28th from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Bill’s honor to the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 29th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church 280 Main St., Woburn. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, June 28th from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Bill’s honor to the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Nancy and Gene Lynch

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We did not know he was sick. Sending hugs to all the family. He will be missed in the neighborhood.

  2. Joyce Shaughnessy

    We will miss Bill in the neighborhood. Such a kind soul. Thank you for your service to our country. God Bless.

  3. Cynthia Kendall

    Lynda, Sending love and sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
    My deepest condolences.
    Cynthia

  4. Nancy Symonds

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences to you and your family

  5. To the Peitzsch Family,

    Condolences on the loss of Uncle Billy. He was a great man. I will always remember his humor and hearty laughter.

    Sincerely, Chad, Noble, Kieran & Acelyn

  6. Queen & Greco family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our sincere condolences. 🙏❤️ The Queen & Greco family

  7. Jessica, Todd, Kristina, and the entire Peitzsch family,

    My condolences for your loss and much love as you navigate the days ahead. May you find peace in your memories.

    Jamie

  8. Lois and Jerry Surette

    Dear Linda and family,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one.
    May he rest in peace with Jesus.
    Fondly, Lois and Jerry Surette

  9. Michelle Doucette

    What can I say, my Cousin Bill……your part of the Gang, the news of your passing has hit me hard. I will miss you more than I can say, and you are forcing me to face another change that I will not get use to.

    Lynda, I hope you know the “Darling clan” has your back we are a phone call away, love you all, faith and grace will help as we continue in our journey till we meet again.

    Michelle

  10. Amy (Anello) MacDowell

    Lynda and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I do know from my time at gatherings with Billy, his smile and his boisterous laughter would light up a room. That is how I’ll always remember him.

  11. Yvonne Lagomarsino

    I am so grateful to have so many memories to look back on that will warm my heart. Bill leaves us and like those of our family that have gone before him,he will be missed immensely.
    You will always be carried in our hearts and although our tears of sorrow fall at this moment in time, I have your cheery smile, hugh hugs hello and goodbye and our family “love you if you need me for anything just call” to take there place.
    Yvonne

  12. David, Chris and Tommy Raftery

    Mayor of Scott St, you are going to be missed. We love you and Linda. Our prayers are with you

  13. Dianne Mearls

    Lynda, Scott, Todd and family …. I am heartbroken to hear of Bill’s passing, he was truly one of the best! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and let those loving memories bring comfort to you all.

  14. Lynda, I’m so sorry to hear about Bill. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort.
    Bo

  15. Marie P Hawley

    Lyndia, I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I haven’t seen him in years, but I remember what a great guy he was. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Marie

  16. John and Gilda

    We are so sorry for your families loss. We also thank you for his service to this country.

  17. Bryan R Farrow

    Wonderful uncle and man of service to his family, community, and country. I will always remember his sense of humor, hearty laugh, and the way he welcomed Chad and I into home. Thinking of you, Scott, Todd, and Lynda.

  18. Shannon Gately and Matt Gangi

    Lynda, Scott, Todd and Family. We are very sorry for loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  19. Reta McDonough

    Always a smile and a hug! So sorry for the loss of this really fine gentle man. Linda and family, so very sorry for your Loss.

  20. Robert H Mc Donough Jr

    Lynda, Scott and Todd; I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Bill; he was a true gentleman. You are all in my prayers during this very difficult time.

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