William J. Tupper
William J. (Bill) Tupper, 85, of Hamilton, formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford.
Son of the late Frank and Catherine (McGuire) Tupper. Bill leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Mary Lou (Carrabes) Tupper, his children Kevin Tupper and partner, Mihael de la Montagnes, of CT, Mary DeFeo and her husband Richard, of Hamilton, and William Tupper and his wife Christine, of Danvers. Bill also leaves behind six grandchildren, Nicholas and his wife Leandra, Emily and Liesel DeFeo, and Sarah, Hannah and Molly Tupper, and great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Josephine DeFeo. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Raised in Cambridge, Bill served in the United States Marine Corp and was a Master Tool & Die Maker for Carr Fastener (TRW Company) for 37 years. Bill was an usher at Boston Gardens for over 10 years and taught Machining at Northeast Regional Vocational High School.
Bill loved spending time with his family, any dog that he met, playing cards and going to restaurants. He also enjoyed traveling with his trailer, reading Tom Clancy novels, watching the Patriots and painting his house.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Bill’s name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave Salem, MA, 978-745-9888. www.northeastanimalshelter.org
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Senior Care of Gloucester and Care Dimensions.
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