Uxbridge- William “Bill” R. Wurzburg, 72, passed peacefully on March 25, 2023 surrounded by family.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 43 years, Maureen Healy-Wurzburg of Uxbridge; his three daughters, Kathryn Healy-Wurzburg of New York City, Alexis Wurzburg-Smith of Nantucket, and Suzanne Florence Wigen (Healy-Wurzburg) of Auburn; his son-in-law's, Russel Wigen and Damion Smith; his beautiful baby granddaughters, Linnea Healy and Ella Rose whom he loved with all his heart. He also leaves his sister Janice Corson and her husband Steve, as well as his four nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents William and Florence (Poor) Wurzburg and his brother Eric Wurzburg. Bill was so proud of his three daughters and his favorite thing in life was spending time with family.
Bill grew up in Needham and never missed an opportunity to bring us by the old house. He attended Northeastern University and stayed in Boston after attending where he made life-long friends. He told us stories of Monster Island and building concrete sailboats. Bill loved the Lord of the Rings stories and often went by the nickname Bilbo. He loved to travel to New Hampshire and Maine for Christmases, and summer vacations to spend time with his parents and family.
Bill went by Reid around the office and even after his retirement he would chat with anyone about his career of designing liquid nitrogen piping systems. He loved to show people the jobs he designed and installed throughout the North East.
Bill had fond memories of summers cruising around Wallum Lake on the boat with his daughters and their friends. Bill loved British television and the humor of Douglas Adams, and he enjoyed watching movies on his big screen. He loved to joke and make those around him laugh, and was his own biggest fan. When going through tough times he would remind us that it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. He would drop anything for the chance to go on a road trip and was so generous with his time. He would take a call day or night and loved to stay connected with a quick text.
Bill enjoyed hunting, spending time with his friends, and attending game dinners at the Uxbridge Rod and Gun Club. Bill enjoyed chatting about cars with Brian and the crew down at Anchor Subaru.
His family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and doctors of the UMass 3rd floor ICU unit for their end of life care.
There will be a celebration of Bilbo’s life on Sunday, April 23rd from 3-5 at the St Mary’s Parish Center located at 77 Mendon Street Uxbridge, MA 01569. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com
One of Bill’s favorite quotes, “Be curious not judgmental” -Ted Lasso
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