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William Robert Symonds

August 1, 1953 ~ November 13, 2022 (age 69) 69 Years Old


William Robert “Bill” Symonds, 69, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, November 13, 2022. He is the beloved husband of Nancy (Anello) Symonds who he affectionately referred to as “Cupcake” with whom he shared 32 beautiful years of marriage.

Bill was born in Woburn, Massachusetts on August 1, 1953, and was the son of the late Otis P. and Eugenia A. (Greenwich) Symonds. He received his education in the Reading School System and was a graduate of Reading High School.

In his younger years, he was employed as a machinist for Houghten Mifflin Co. and Velcro but most recently was employed as a ground’s keeper at Rivier University until his retirement after working there for almost 20 years.

His beautiful marriage to Nancy began when they were planning to attend a Tom Petty concert, however when they arrived, they couldn’t get in; their favorite song together was “Free Falling.” Early in their relationship, they would each call out of work to spend the day together and take trips to Wells, Maine. They truly had a wonderful marriage, and you would never find them apart from one another.

In his free time, Bill had a love for fishing especially deep-sea fishing and taking trips to Wells Beach, Maine to also fish but to spend time with friends and family. Their time at Wells Beach was special to Bill and it was a place he could not get enough of. He also liked to take long leisurely car rides and tending to his vegetable garden. Family was always Bill's number one priority. He raised his children with traditions that they have passed down to his grandchildren. Every year at Christmas time, Bill took the time to make it special for everyone. He would play Trans-Siberian Orchestra on repeat and truly get into the Christmas spirit. He loved music, his favorites were Jazz music and he was an avid Beatles fan. His favorite TV show was “48 hours”; he would rewatch episodes being so invested in the cases. He also loved watching his favorite football team, the New England Patriots on Sundays. 

Bill will be missed. His easy going, dry and great sense of humor, and his kind soul were some of his greatest qualities. He would always be there to lend a hand or give the shirt off his back. He had a special charm about him where no matter what life threw at him he was always able to figure it out. This world will be different without him. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, fur baby, Mr. Buttons, and his extended family deeply. Time spent with them was what he cherished above all else.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his three children, Jimmy Anthony Symonds of Crestview, FL, Lisa Ann Moran and her husband Melbourne Moran Jr. of Nashua; and William Joseph Parker Symonds of Nashua; his four grandchildren, Nathan Avery Symonds, Summer Ann Moran, Violet Rose Moran, Autumn Moon Moran. He is also survived by his sister, Stephanie Gammon and her husband George of Reading, MA; as well as many in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Symonds and John W. Symonds.

At the request of Bill, all services were omitted. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Tunnels to Tower by visiting!/donation/checkout

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