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1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
MITCHELL, William J. 82, of Pembroke, died Saturday at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Elise F. Mitchell, married 53 years at the time of his wife's death. Mr. Mitchell was born and raised in Hyde Park. He was the son of the late John P. and Leoda (Morin) Mitchell of Hyde Park. After meeting his wife Elise in Wiesbaden, Germany, while he was in the Air Force during the Korean War, he and his wife lived in Quincy for 18 years before moving to Pembroke. He is survived by his children, James B. Mitchell of Plymouth and Michelle Mitchell of Pembroke. He was the grandfather to his beloved granddaughter, Sophie Elise Mitchell. He is also survived by his sister Margaret "Margie" Murphy of Hyde Park, and many nieces and nephews. Bill Mitchell founded the South Shore Men's Golf League in 1966 and was an active member at the time of his death. He served as a letter carrier in Quincy for 37 years. After retirement, he began his second career as the Assistant Dean of Students for 12 years at South Shore Vocational High School. He was an avid gardner and a former coach for Silver Lake Youth Football. As a proud Irish-American, he was lucky enough to travel to Ireland several years before his death. Additionally, he traveled back to Germany with his daughter to visit places he and his wife enjoyed in their youth. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Homes, 551 Washington Street, Rte 53, HANOVER, on Thursday from 4-7 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM at St Thecla Church, 145 Washington Street, Pembroke. Burial to follow at Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree. For directions and to sign Bill's online guestbook, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com Hanover Rockland Hanson 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated For 5 Generations Since 1897
Published in The Boston Globe on May 11, 2016
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