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WILLIAMS, John C. 74, formerly of Weston, MA died on October 19th at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, MA. Born in Taunton, MA in 1938, he was the son of Clinton J. Williams and Martha (Hollindale) Williams. He graduated from Taunton High School, and attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. In March, 1976, while on sabbatical, he earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in "Learning Environments" from Harvard University. He taught History and Social Studies for 36 years, spending most of that time in the Weston Public Schools; where, for a number of years, he chaired the Social Studies Department and served on the Weston/ Rhombas Student Exchange Affiliation Committee. He was an avid reader, an accomplished cook, a serious traveler, and a good friend to many. Following his retirement, he and his Life Partner of 54 years, William Marks, moved to Cape Cod, where they became year round residents. They also spent a few winter months during each of the past fifteen years in Palm Springs, California. In addition to his partner; his sister, Lura A. Crowell, of East Dennis, one nephew, and four nieces survive him. Should you wish, memorial donations in his name may be made to Lahey Clinic, Philanthropy Office, 41 Mall Road, Burlington,MA01805.

Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 23, 2012
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