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Thomas J. Willard

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Thomas J. Willard, age 81, of West Bridgewater, formerly of Brockton, died Nov. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Manor following a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Gloria A. (Conley) Willard. Born in Weymouth, and raised in Rockland, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Agnes L. (Fielding) Willard. Tom was a graduate of Rockland High School and had been employed for many years by various local supermarkets, gas stations and liquor stores. He was an Army veteran of Korea and attended many Korean War Reunions. He enjoyed time playing baseball and fishing with his grandson Dylan, who he helped raise from birth, and also enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren, the Boston Red Sox and watching Jeopardy. He is survived by his children, Cheryl A. Willard of Hagerstown, Md., Laurie A. Blye and her husband Glenn, Faith M. Willard and Timothy J. Willard all of West Bridgewater; three grandchildren, Jessica L. Blye, Michael D. Blye and Dylan M. Willard all of West Bridgewater; a sister, Mary A. Kelly of Rockland; and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Kennith M. Willard, and brother of the late Joseph F. Willard. Visiting hours were held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte. 123), Brockton, Monday, Nov. 25, 10-11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors in Calvary Cemetery. Please consider donations in Toms name to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For condolences and directions, please visit

Published in The Bridgewater Independent from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30, 2013
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Conley Funeral & Cremation Service
138 Belmont St Brockton, MA 02301
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