COLLERAN, William E. Jr. "Bill" On Friday, September 10, William "Bill" E. Colleran, Jr. passed away of natural causes at Rivercrest in Concord. He was 91. Born and raised in Medford, MA, he was the son of the late William E. Colleran and Margaret (Kiley) Colleran. Following his graduation from Medford High School, Bill enrolled at Northeastern University where he studied accounting. He was a member of the Huskies basketball team and forged a lifelong connection with the program as an avid supporter of it and the university. A United States Army Veteran, he served as a member of the First Armored Division during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Army in 1955, Bill attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned his MBA. In 1960, Bill married Phyllis (Comperchio) Colleran. The two had a 61-year romance, eventually settling in Concord, MA where they raised their family. He was an active member of the Concord Minutemen, St. Bernard's Knights of Columbus Council 287, and served as the Town Accountant of Concord for a period during the 1970's. Bill was an avid supporter of his children, spending countless hours working with them on schoolwork as well as any and all activities they participated in. He will be remembered for his storytelling, his intellect, his devout faith and his ever-present belly laugh. He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Colleran of Concord, his two daughters, Maryanne Bowe of Westwood and Elisabeth Sannicandro of Concord as well as his son William E. Colleran, III also of Concord. He leaves behind a sister, Doris Ingegneri of Dover, as well as a legacy of eight grandchildren. Family and friends will celebrate Bill's life during Visiting Hours on Friday, September 17th from 4 to 6 pm in the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, CONCORD CENTER. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18th at 11 am in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center. For Bill's online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com
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Published by Boston Globe from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.