OBITUARY: William A. Wareham, III, 50

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — William A. Wareham, III, fondly known as “Bill” or “Wilbur” to his family and friends, of Burlington, formerly of Wilmington and Tewksbury, passed away on February 10, 2022, at the Mass General Hospital in Boston, following a brave battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.

Bill was born on July 10, 1971, in Malden, MA; he was the dear son of William A., Jr. and Linda Wareham of Tewksbury, MA. Bill was raised and educated in Tewksbury; he was a good athlete throughout his life and enjoyed playing hockey for many years. Bill went on to attend Shawsheen Valley Regional High School in Billerica where he made many life-long friends and graduated with the Class of 1989.

Bill worked hard throughout his life; at the time of his illness he was employed as pile driver at Vynorius Piledriving INC. Local 56 in Boston. Bill loved his job and his co-workers; he was very proud to be from Boston where he was very involved in the construction work for the “Big Dig”. When not at work, Bill, was always working on construction and household projects not only for his family but also his extended family and friends. He was always out and about helping others.

On October 4, 1997, Bill married his “sweetheart” Leah Coombs; the couple bought a home in Wilmington where they lived for more than 15 years and where they raised their children. Bill showered his family with unconditional love and devotion; there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them and he looked forward to the time they spent together. Bill loved heading out to the beach with Leah and the kids where he mastered the art of body surfing or he looked forward to just “hanging out” at home with them and taking in a Bruins game. Bill and Leah, along with their family and friends had a lot of laughs, good times and fun throughout the years; they looked forward to family vacations and holidays where many great memories were made. Bill was especially close with his dad; they were “two peas in a pod” and truly best friends.

Bill also adored his cats or as he would say his “furry family”, Poe, Wilbur, Bubba, Ralphie Blue and the late Buddy Love; he always got a big kick out of everything they did and he enjoyed cuddling with them.

Bill will be fondly remembered for many things including his kindness towards others, his huge heart, his “emotional” side that could cry at the drop of a hat, his fondness for minions and his reputation for being a “Big, Bad Bruins Fan”. He had a passion for golfing, following Boston sports, and working hard. Bill was a devoted family man and a true friend to many; he will forever be in the hearts of those he touched.

Bill was the beloved husband of Leah A. (Coombs) Wareham, devoted father of William A. Wareham IV of Tewksbury, Samantha C. Wareham and Madison L. Wareham both of Burlington, formerly of Wilmington. Dear brother of Kristina Wareham of Lowell, Jonathan Wareham and his wife Lauren Cerretti of Bozeman, MT and Sarah Wareham of Tewksbury. Son-in law of the late Victor and Concetta Coombs, brother-in-law of Lisa and Freddie Powers of Tewksbury and Christa Coombs of Billerica. Bill is further survived by his good friend Jason Lonano, as well as his many loving nieces and nephews, co-workers and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, February 14th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. followed by a Service at 4:00 p.m. The family will continue with a celebration of life following the Service at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Lodge of Elks, 777 South Street, Tewksbury.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bill’s memory to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. 

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