OBITUARY: William J. Gustus, 69

Below is an obituary from Anderson Funeral Home:

LUNENBURG, MA — William J. Gustus, of Lunenburg, passed away in his home on Monday morning, September 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born in Lowell, MA, on January 9, 1953, a son of the late Walter and Rita (Fleming) Gustus and grew up in Wilmington. A graduate of Wilmington High School, Wesleyan University, and New England School of Law, Bill joined the Peace Corp and served in Malaysia for two years before embarking on a career in law and local government.

Bill owned and operated Settlers Crossing Golf Course in Lunenburg and the Westminster Golf & Country Club in Westminster with his wife and business partner Donnie Lyons. Prior to his retirement he was the Town Administrator for the Town of Lynnfield, and the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer for the Town of Lunenburg. His career also included serving multiple roles in Middlesex County government, General Counsel at Cummings Properties, and being appointed CFO for the City of Gloucester.

He enjoyed many years of worldwide travel with his wife Laura, family and many of his closest friends.

Bill leaves his wife, Laura Caron-Gustus of Lunenburg; his 9 children, Casey Gustus and his wife Cathy of Wayland, Kelly Gustus and her husband Jeremy of Wayland, John Gustus and his wife Emily of Wrentham, Timothy Gustus and his wife Kara of Melrose, Michael Gustus and Jeffrey Gustus both of Woburn, his step-children, Jason Brailsford and his wife Mariah of Lunenburg, Tanya Eberlin and her husband Craig of Ashburnham and Kristin Trumble and her husband Matt of St. Clair Shores, MI; his brother, Stephen Gustus and his wife Tracy of Sommerville, 13 grandchildren, former wife Theresa Gustus of Wayland, and many nephews and nieces.

He is predeceased by a brother Leonard Gustus.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 27, at 10AM in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main St., Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 26, from 4 to 7 PM in the Anderson Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd., Ayer.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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