William L. Stapleton

Born: Tue., Dec. 4, 1928
Died: Sat., Jul. 7, 2012

No services to be held

Location: - Not available -


3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Mon., Jul. 09, 2012
Location: Morris Funeral Home

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Southborough,  Massachusetts   01772
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William L. Stapleton ("Bill"), 83, a long-time and well-known resident of Southborough, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Westborough.

He was the beloved and devoted husband of Marianne S. (Barth) Stapleton for 59 years.

In his youth Bill raced flat head Fords and flat track motorcycles on the Eastern Circuit.  He was the owner and operator of the former Bill & Larry’s Texaco, Inc. in Nobscot (then dba Southboro Mobil in Southborough) where he spent many hours running a successful full automotive repair facility.  Bill was dedicated to his family and will be remembered by many as a terrific teacher, wonderful father and a great friend, always ready with a quip and a smile that set the world aright.

In addition to his wife he leaves his children, William L. Stapleton, Jr. and his wife Kristin of Southborough; Laura McPherson  and her husband Kirk of Old Lyme, CT; Linda Derosier and her husband  Jay of Shrewsbury; Leslie Tasse’ and her husband John of Ballston Spa, NY;
Lisa Stapleton of Boxford; Lorraine Charman and her husband John of Atlanta, GA; Will Colon of Worcester; and 12 grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 9,  from 3:30 to 7:30  at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.
Burial and funeral will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 72 East Concord St., Boston, MA 02118,  apdama.org

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Val Doherty
   Posted Sun July 08, 2012
Auntie Mary & Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss, Uncle Bill was an amazing man, who whose strong, silent prescence will be truly missed. I pray his gentle spirit will comfort you in the difficult days ahead. I love you all. xoxo

Val, Pat, Patrick, Michelle & Brie

Sarah & Evans Cheeseman
   Posted Sun July 08, 2012
Bill was one of the first people we met in Southborough, when he looked at the 3 carseats in the back of our car and assured us that he would take care of our cars and keep our daughters safe--and told us that he had 5 daughters of his own. He kept that promise and more, and one of our daughters worked at the station for 2 summers, pumping gas, etc, and she says she learned some very important lessons there (not just that the purpose of that cloth to wipe her hands was to give her time to figure out where the dipstick was). He was a fixture in our lives and a man of his word. You are right, he always had a smile, and even in remembering him on this sad occasion, that smile comes. By the way, Sarah won't be there tomorrow--because the Sarah who pumped gas in the summer is having her first child (being induced July 9).

Patty, David, Joshua & Alexis Rabkin Nolans
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
Stapleton family: we feel lucky to have met Bill through knowing Lisa. His generous spirit and love for family and wisdom lives on through all his children, grandchildren, and the extended circle of friends whom he touched with his life. our hearts and condolences go out to the whole family.

Fred Giombetti
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
Billy and Kristin,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill's dad. Believe me when I say "I know the pain and grief you are feeling right now".

Please accept my condolences, and know your dad is among angels now and at peace.


Susan Mitchell-Ketzes, Alan and Katie Rose Ketzes
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
Dearest Lorraine and Olivia,
Although we didn't know him personally, your stories about your father (and your grandfather, Liv) brought him to life for us. We will be thinking about you and the rest of your family later today during the visitation and in the days and weeks to come.

We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers and love you very much! With love, Susan, Alan and Katie Rose

Sue Maurice
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
To The Stapleton Family
Our thought and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Dan and Sue Maurice