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William A. Ritchie


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William A. Ritchie Obituary
William Alan Ritchie, March 7, 1947 - March 31, 2016. Originally from Framingham, Bill was a longtime resident of Medway, MA. He passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Bill is survived by his wife, Cathy Sutton; his son Brooks Ritchie-Phayre-of Bridgewater, MA; his brothers John Ritchie of MA, Robert Ritchie of AK, Mark Ritchie and his sisters Sandy Shepard and Patricia Knapp of FL, and several nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents Floyd Ritchie & Frances (Howley) Ritchie and his brother Phillip Ritchie. His beloved dog Menace misses him greatly. A 1966 graduate of Framingham High School, Bill followed in his father's footsteps and enlisted in the Navy in 1966 serving on the Carp and Nautilus submarines. In addition to being a self-employed fine woodworking craftsman, Bill was a Blues aficionado, an avid Juggler, an excellent and creative cook as well as a person who loved VW transportation. Together Bill and Cathy created a local business based on a vision they both shared. He designed, planned and built the physical structure himself. What many people never knew about Bill was that he was a completely self taught student; he read incessantly and was always trying to accomplish a task single-handedly. Bill's infectious energy never failed to inspire those who knew him. His love for music, laughter and good food were shared by all who knew and loved him. Donations in Bills memory may be made to the International Jugglers Association, PO Box 580005 Kissimmee, FL 34758 or to the .
Published in The Country Gazette from May 13 to May 27, 2016
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