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William Pixley

1941 - 2015 WEST STOCKBRIDGE William Charles Pixley, 74, lifelong resident of West Stockbridge, passed away April 24, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center. Born January 23, 1941 in Pittsfield, he was the son of Edward and Anna Moria Pixley. He attended local schools in West Stockbridge and Stockbridge. William received a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship as a tool and gage maker in 1966 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts apprenticeship program after attending five years of night school. He was employed in the local tool and moldmaking industry for 44 years, and for the last 12 years he was a part time employee of the Town of West Stockbridge. He was Police Chief of the Town of West Stockbridge for 10 years during the 1960's and 1970's, and an elected Constable of the Town of West Stockbridge for almost 50 years. He also served as a former Deputy Sheriff of Berkshire County. He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He also was a member of the Masonic Wisdom Lodge for 37 years. William is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Jill Dupuis, whom he married October 7, 1961. He is also survived by his son, James and his wife, Rosemary of Dover, NH, his daughter, Susan Tarnawa and fiance, Daryl Walters of Pittsfield, three granddaughters; Natasha, Emily and Stephanie, and his beloved 20 year old cat, Annie. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services including a Masonic Evergreen Ceremony for William Charles Pixley will be held at the West Stockbridge Village Cemetery on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Robert Rennie of Hospice Care will be Officiating. Donations in his memory can be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children through the WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME 220 EAST STREET PITTSFIELD MA 01201 is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 30, 2015
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