William M. Bill Waldsmith, Jr. of Colrain, formerly of Sudbury, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. He was 66 years old. Bill graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1964 and worked for the Sudbury Highway Department for 38 years. He served a tour in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Staff Sargent. He married Lori (Saaristo) Durand in 1974 and was widowed in 1991. In 1993 Bill married Ingeborg Bing (Thomassen) Cyr. After retirement in 2002 he moved to Colrain, MA. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, William M., III Jake, and the five children he chose: Butch, (Kelly) and Tom (Luanne) of Hudson, MA, Ed (Beth Landers) of Littleton, MA, Brendan, and Annmarie of Brighton, MA. He is also survived his sister, Sheila Lilja (Phillip), by 6 grandchildren; Eddie, Austin, Emmy, Billy, Sammi and Shay, his cousin and best pal Paul Greg Egnitz, other cousins, many loving nieces and nephews and numerous friends. His brother Geoffrey predeceased him in 1969. There will be a Celebration of Bills life at the house in Colrain on Sat., Oct. 5. Please contact the family at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to let them know you plan to attend. You may also call the family home. Donations in Bills memory may be made The Zoe James Memorial Library Fund, American Truck Historical Society, 10380 N. Ambassador Dr., Ste 101, Kansas City, MO 64153. Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
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Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, 2013