WILLIAM BRADFORD OSGOOD
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OSGOOD, William Bradford 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25th, 2013, after a long illness. Born in 1928, he was the youngest of Mary and Edward Osgoods six children. None of his siblings survives him. Bill led a remarkable life, filled with wonderful opportunities. Educated at Exeter, Harvard, and the Harvard Business School and mentored by family, friends and acquaintances, Bill believed firmly in the importance of making a difference. Throughout his life he did just that, whether it was during his 40 plus years in the Trust Department of the State Street Bank or as an aide-de-camp in the Army or on the boards of countless institutions and organizations including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Commission, the Bostonian Society, and Historic Boston. After his move from the Boston area to Norwich, Vermont, he served on state and local boards for seniors and spent time delivering meals, providing rides and visiting with seniors in the area. Bills infectious warmth and generous spirit, his eagerness to help, his passion for history, art, and historic preservation introduced him to so many wonderful people and experiences. All of this enriched his life and that of his family. A terrific and cherished husband and father, Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons, David and Christopher, Davids fiancee, Amanda Perry, a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family members, and two wonderful dogs. Throughout he was surrounded by love and returned that gift in so many ways. We are all very grateful to the many people who enriched his life. With the aid of Kathys Caregivers, the VNA of Vermont and New Hampshire and the staff at Valley Terrace, Bill completed his journey with dignity and grace. A memorial service will be held at the Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich, Vermont, at 11:30 on Friday, August 23. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that gifts in Bills memory be made either to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA. 02115 or to the Norwich Historical Society, PO Box 1680, Norwich, VT 05055. For further information please contact Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, VT at 802-295-2100.

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Published in Boston Globe from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2013.
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Thank you both William and Nancy Big L0VE for you and yours. Thinking of you today. Heart, Merritt
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Merritt Fletcher
March 14, 2015
Post Modern...that was the post card joke that I card-took in and will never forget. You will never know how much you both made an impact on my life my strength and my work. Thank you Bill an Nancy. Heart, Merritt
July 30, 2014
So sorry to read about Bill. Despite our brief interaction in Amherst and on Beacon Hill and afterwards when you were in Brookline and in Norwich, we felt a strong tie to you and yours because of our children's connection and because of our admiration for you and Bill. Our children are grown but the memories live on. Our best to you, David, and Christopher.

Donna Krapf
August 4, 2013
We were sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was such a kind-hearted and gentle man, and both of his sons have taken after him in that respect. He will always be a member of our family, and never forgotten. Rest in Peace Bill.
Olivia Perry & Damien DeMoray
August 1, 2013
Hi Nancy, Here on the Cape we heard of Bill's passing from David Webster. We also heard how wonderful you have been to Bill in his last years. The news brought back a flood of memories of our times together on Beacon Hill when we were all young and gay. Bill was such a wonderful host and friend. We were so lucky to know him and to meet you. We are now completing our 27th year of living year round in Barnstable , but still retain vivid memories of Boston and Brookline with Bill and you. Love, Jim & Roy
July 31, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's family and friends. Although we had the pleasure of his company only once, we knew we were in the presence of a truly great man. We find great comfort knowing that the son he raised so well will be sharing many years to come with our daughter Amanda. May you find peace and comfort in all your happy memories.
Dutch & Jane Perry
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