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SAMPSON, Willard J. Jr. Of Medford, August 8th. Beloved husband of the late Bona M. (Farren) Sampson. Father of John Sampson and his wife Maureen of Wilmington, James Sampson and his wife Maryellen of Medford, Kathie Carpenito and her husband Michael of Medford and Rhonda Kaufman and her husband Allan of NH. Grandfather of Michael, Jennifer, Joseph, Anthony, Thomas, James, Marie, William, Colleen, Bonnie, Daniel and Erica. Great grandfather of Ryleigh, Michael, Matthew, Olivia, Maya, Eleanor, Emily and Olivia. Brother of Carolyn Sampson of Rockland, John Sampson of CA, Robert Sampson of Wakefield, Paul Sampson of Billerica and the late Marie Sampson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Willard was born and raised in Malden. He has been a resident of Medford for most of his adult life. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. For over 30 years, he worked as a custodian for the Medford Public School System. He was a talented musician, performing in bands including the Wakefield Retired Men's Band, the Shriner's Band and the Lexington Band. Willard was an avid golfer and sports fan. He was a devout parishioner and member of the Third Order of St. Francis at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Medford. He also volunteered his time at the Malden Senior Center. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Friday Aug. 12th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford at 10 AM. Services will conclude with interment in Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the . Breslin Funeral Home (781) 324-0486 www.breslinfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 10, 2016
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