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1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
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William Nowell

1923 - 2014 ADAMS The family of William Nowell is sad to report his passing on November 20, 2014, in Cape Coral, FL, at the age of 91. Son of James and Alice Gravel Nowell, he was born in Southbridge, MA on July 22, 1923 and moved to Adams at a young age. He attended local schools, graduating from Adams High in 1942. He was a navy veteran who served during WWII and earned his wings in 1945. He met his future wife, Betty Jane Thompson, while stationed at Glenview Air Base, Ill.,and they were married August 21, 1946 in Evanston, Ill. and began their married life in Adams.There, he began working for General Electric, where he spent 44 years and retired as an Information Analyst in 1986. In his leisure time, he coached and refereed junior league football and played golf on a regular basis. Those who knew him best lovingly referred to him as "Bullmoose" because of his strong demeanor and lovingly loud voice. After retiring, he and his wife spent winters enjoying the Florida sun before moving full-time to Cape Coral in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Betty, daughters; Judy Gleba of CA, Patricia Conlon and her husband, Stephen of Adams; son, Bill Nowell II and his wife, Susan of Feeding Hills; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his three older brothers; Nemrod, Donald and Lloyd. SERVICES: There will be a celebration of his life held at the Forest Park Country Club in Adams on June 6, 2015. The family asks anyone wishing to attend to contact Pat Conlon at 413-884-4152.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 28, 2015
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