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Taupier, William S. Former Mayor of Holyoke and Lowell City Manager. Born Sept. 24, 1936 to Alexander and Alice (McCarthy) Taupier in Holyoke,MA. Was the third of eight children and grew up swimming in the canals of the Mill Town that he would become the Mayor of at the age of 28. Graduated Holyoke High School and then Boston College, where he met Patricia McGuire, of Hartford, CT, to whom he was married for 54 years. They lived with their 5 children in Holyoke until 1976 when Bill was hired to become the City Manager of Lowell, MA. He served as Manager for three and a half years. Although he left the public sector to open his own businesses, he remained a faithful servant to both of his Mill Towns. An enthusiastic participant in the political and business life of Lowell, he served as mentor, confidant and loyal friend to many of the people with whom he had worked through his long history in both cities. He was a strong leader with an unflagging sense of decency and hard work. He never avoided a difficult discussion and was honest with his opinion. He was a loving, generous, funny, big-hearted father and grandfather, and he was proud of the family that he and Patricia raised. He spent his final days being visited by many good friends and died peacefully in his own home on Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, where he had been lovingly cared for by his devoted wife, Patricia and his children, Alan and his wife, Lisa, his daughter Anne, daughter Kim Wright and her husband Zach, son William, Jr and his wife, Kristen, daughter Tara, and his five grandchildren, Hazel, Olivia, Mac, Owen and Soren. William is also survived by his brother, Alan 'Ted' Taupier and his wife, Dorothy, of Holyoke and a sister, Alice (Terry) Caughey of Corrales, New Mexico, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was deeply loved and respected and he will be terribly missed. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either: William S. and Patricia Taupier Scholarship Fund, 77 E. Merrimack Street, Suite 2, Lowell, MA 01852 or the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette Street, Lowell. MA. 01852. Calling hours from 2-6pm on Sun., Dec. 7 at the Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith St., LOWELL. Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. on Mon. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Mon.,Dec. 8, at Immaculate Conception Church, 144 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852. E-condolence site MahoneyFuneralHome.com Mahoney Funeral Home 187 Nesmith St., Lowell 978-452-6361
Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 5, 2014
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