William J. Cormier of Chelmsford, MA

1917 - 2017

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


November 24, 2017
9-10:30am Funeral Home / 11am Church
St. Mary Church, 25 North Road, Chelmsford

William J. Cormier, 100, of Chelmsford, MA died peacefully on November 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and staff at Life Care Center of Acton, MA.
He was married to the late Bertha A. Cormier, who died on September 26, 2015 after 78 years of marriage.
Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Albert and Annie Cormier.
He proudly served with the U.S. Army during WWII.
William owned and operated William J. Cormier & Sons, Painting Company of New Bedford, MA. Aside from residential work, his company did many commercial projects such as the Texas Towers on Cape Cod, the Immigration Building in Boston and painted at the West Point Army Academy. He enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corp in Sebago, ME in the 1930’s during the depression.
He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford.
William was a member of the Chelmsford Senior Center and the Brunswick’s Senior Bowling League in Lowell.
He is survived by one daughter, Elaine Crandall and husband, Kenneth Burt of Dunstable, MA; nine grandchildren, Susan Crandall and her husband, Ed Gascon, Jon and his wife, Patricia Crandall Jr., Judith and her husband, Sean McAuliffe, Lisa Callery, Patricia Walsh, David and his wife, Noreen Crandall, Wendy and her husband, John Mauriello, Kevin and his wife, Lisa Cormier and Glenn and his wife, Michelle Cormier; eighteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late William J. Cormier Jr. of Fairhaven MA, who died in August 2013.

No Visiting hours. Funeral Fri. 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford, MA. Burial in the Central Cemetery, Dunstable, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 814 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

2 Condolences for William J. Cormier of Chelmsford, MA

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    Al /Gloria DiNofa


    We are sorry for you lose. Our prayer go out to the family. He is in a peaceful place with many loved ones around him. It is a time to celebrate his life. Once again you have are prayers to help you through this time in your life.

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    William (Billy) Sweeney Jr.


    So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. I quite enjoyed his recent 100th birthday celebration. While I am unable to attend his funeral service Friday, please know I will carry you all in my heart over the next several days and weeks.
    I will pray for him in front of the Blessed Sacrament with the assurance that the Lord with let him pass in safety through the gates of death and on that great day of resurrection and reward, raise him up with Auntie Bertha and all the saints. May he rest in peace.

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