William B. "Bill" Lang

  • Born: March 8, 1944
  • Died: November 17, 2020
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

William B. "Bill" Lang, resident of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 76 years old.

Born in Malden on March 8, 1944, Bill was one of 6 children of the late Bertil G and Annie E. ((Hamilton) Lang. He grew up in Dorchester and graduated from South Boston High School.

Bill met and later married his beloved Paulette "PJ" Leone, and shared many years together. Bill worked in the leather industry for many years. When the leather industry had difficulties, Bill moved to driving a limousine for Boston Coach Corporation for 21 years.

Bill loved people. He enjoyed making his young relatives laugh and shared his love of history with educational trips to local sites.

Bill leaves his sister Carol Hamer of South Boston, David A Lang and wife Barbara ( deceased) of Weymouth, brother Donald G Lang ( deceased) of Dorchester, brother Michael J Lang and wife Elaine of Braintree, and sister Kristina Wisnaskas and husband Robert of Whitman. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Bill will be private. Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Bill was a very thoughtful friend. He made a plaque for me when I gave a Mother's Day sermon. As I recall he was also a coin collector and showed me some of his collection that he brought to share with another collector. And then there was his work ethic as he was continuing till recently. May he now have the peace of the Lord and the joy of eternity as his reward!

Posted by Willaim Locke - Brentwood, TN - Friend   December 01, 2020

Bill, my sunday "hug" buddy. I looked forward to that each week at church during meet and greet. You will be missed by your Green Street Family. Give Paulette a hug for me.


Posted by Marie Morrow - everett, MA - Friend   November 30, 2020

Uncle Bill was indeed a gentle giant. His grand appearance was matched by his unabated kindness. Uncle Bill never missed a chance to display his quick wit and share his hearty laugh. I will always be grateful for how Uncle Bill fueled my imagination with stories about shipwrecks, lost treasures, and the chronicles of Edward Rowe Snow. Uncle Bill shared with me his passion for history and taught me that family is the ultimate treasure. Thank you, Uncle Bill. You will be in my heart forever. May you and Auntie Paulette rest in peace.

Posted by Matt Wisnaskas - Rehoboth, MA - Family   November 25, 2020

I will always remember my Uncle Bill as a gentle giant. I was terribly frightened by his height and over the years found him to be a mild mannered and thoughtful man. I'm lucky to have been his niece and celebrate his reunion with his beloved Auntie Paulette.

Posted by Pattie Kelly - Tarrytown, NY - Family   November 21, 2020