William H. Rumrill
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LOWELL -- William H. "Bill" Rumrill, 71, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at a local nursing home, following an extended illness.
Bill was born in Leominster, MA on October 20, 1939, a son of the late Franklin E. Rumrill, Sr. and Virginia (Vanslett) Rumrill. Bill was a graduate of Lowell schools.
He was a communicant of the former Sacred Heart Church, now Holy Family where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Legion of Mary. Bill was also a volunteer at the weekly Bingo.
For many years, Bill was a painting and wallpapering contractor. He later worked for Visual Electronics, and for about 10 years in food service. Bill became a CNA/HHA which he loved doing, until frail health forced an early retirement.
Bill is survived by his loving family including his sisters and brothers, Virginia (Midge) Landry of Pepperell, MA, Elizabeth Mello of Londonderry, NH, Kathleen Desruisseaux and her husband, Francis of Lowell, and Franklin E. Rumrill, Jr. and his wife, Kathie of Tampa, FL, Lynn Gordon of Tampa, FL, Mary Overstreet and her husband, Gilbert of Victoria, Texas, and Patricia Rico and her husband, Mark of Tampa, FL, Edward Rumrill and his wife, Janet of Waco, Texas, Michael Rumrill and his wife, Lynn, and Frederick Rumrill of Myrtle Beach, SC; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and cousins, including his sister Virginia's children, Leo Landry, Jr., and his fiancée, Mary Jo Winter of Auburn, MA, and Deborah Aherrera and her husband, Daniel of Manchester, NH; also Leo's children, Keith, April and Kristy Landry; and Deborah's children, Mikaela and Rebeka.
Bill was also the brother of the late Frances Rumrill who died in 1999. Bill also leaves his childhood friend, John Hoare of Errol, NH.
RUMRILL -- In Lowell, March 17, 2011. William H. "Bill" Rumrill, 71, a resident of Lowell. Family and friends may call at the FAY McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 105 MOORE STREET, LOWELL, on TUESDAY from 4 until 8 P.M. Bill's Funeral will begin on WEDNESDAY MORNING at 9 o'clock from the Funeral Home, followed by Funeral Mass at 10 o'clock at HOLY FAMILY PARISH -- ST. MARIE'S CHURCH, corner of Chamberlain and Grafton Sts. Lowell. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Bill's memory may be made to The Friends of the Lowell Council on Aging Center, Inc., City of Lowell, Senior Center, 276 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE FAY McCABE FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 978-459-9222. www.faymccabe.com
Fay McCabe Funeral Home
105 Moore St
Lowell, MA 01852
Published in Lowell Sun on Mar. 20, 2011