William Bill Joseph Jolicoeur Jr., 87, of Holbrook died peacefully March 5, 2014, surrounded by his family. Brother of the late Grace Read-Berry, Paul A. Jolicoeur and Edward G. Jolicoeur, Bill was a devoted husband for 59 years to the late Therese F. (Sheehan) Jolicoeur; loving father of William J. Jolicoeur III and his wife Sharon of The Villages, Fla., Ann Therese Baker and her husband Robert of Holbrook, and Mary Jane Jolicoeur McDougall and her husband Thomas of Whitman. Bill is also survived by three grandchildren, Colleen T. Calandra, William J. Jolicoeur IV, and Michelle T. Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Andrew R. Baker. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, James A. Hoffman, Robert M. Hoffman, Olivia R. Baker and Kes L. Calandra. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Born Oct. 15, 1926, in Milton, he was the son of the late William J. Sr. and Florence (Gillman) Jolicoeur. Bill was a graduate of Quincy High School and Northeastern University with a degree in accounting. He was employed by State Street Bank and Trust until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Greater Boston Bankers Association, State Street Quarter Century Club and Toastmasters Club, and the Holbrook Council on Aging. Bill was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Holbrook. He served as a eucharistic minister and for many years as a teacher in their CCD program. He was instrumental in the development of the Ecumenical Vacation Bible School in Holbrook and was one of their instructors. Bill was a veteran of World War II, Asiatic Pacific, as a flight controller-radio operator with the U.S. Army Air Force and served tours of duty in the Philippines, Japan, and Shanghai China. He was a member of the D.A.V., Randolph Post. Bills hobbies were travel, photography, but most importantly, spending time with his loving family. He will be remembered for his humor, intelligence and generosity. Visiting hours were Friday, March 7, from 4 to 8 and Saturday, March 8, from 9:15 to 10 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Home, 127 S Franklin St., Holbrook. A Christian rite of burial was held Saturday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 153 S Franklin St., Holbrook, at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Michaels Cemetery, Avon. Contributions can be made to the
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Published in The Stoughton Journal from Mar. 6 to Mar. 13, 2014