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“Bill, let it be known that should we all have your caring and attitude the world would be a better place and every day would be "PEACE AND LOVE". you...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Hunter Craig - Marblehead, MA

“Always smiling, thoughtful and kind; have never met anyone with a more positive attitude. The last time I saw Bill he was stocking up on candy to...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Sullivan - Marblehead, MA

“Dear JanetI recall both you and Bill with fond memories from grade school. I am so sorry for your loss. Everyone liked Billy. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Tommy Damigella - Topsfield, MA

“I miss you Billy ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary D'Angelo - Bradford, MA

“Dear Bill,You always felt letters were special; here is our letter to you. From the beginning we had that lake connection, the lake is in your blood....Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Ron and Barbaara Houldsworth - NH

“To the Editor of Headlines, Deadlines, and Riddles: Oh, for one more Bruins game, one more Frisbee toss, one more game of Rummy to the rockets and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: John Garvey - Plum Island, MA

“You will be missed Bill what a blessing you became a friend! I will miss you sense of humor and listening to the Red Sox at the Island. Peace and...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Downing - Marblehead, MA

“Rest in "Peace & Love" my friend. Your are dearly missed, but forever loved. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Faye Doliber - Merrimac, MA

“Ode to Bill the Phoole, who surprised me with sweaters and I thought that was so cool. It is Monday night right now and I salute you with a bow. ...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Allena Hosei Williamson - Guam

“Peace and Love my friend. You will be missed by so many. Rest easy. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Phyllis Fader - Marblejhead, MA

“Rest In Peace, William. You were a wonderful, caring man and a joy to be around. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Alan Mussen - Peru, NY - Friend

“WOW, this is a tremendous loss to all of us who loved Billy. He was a friend of mine for over 38 years...just a great and kind guy! Always doing...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Biff Michaud - Marblehead, MA

“We were born 2 weeks apart, met at 6th Grade City Chorus (yes, Bill had a nice voice) and became BFFs from then on. He was a groomsman in my wedding...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Lyle - Solomons Is., MD

“One of my oldest and dearest friends; I will miss his warm smile and happy face ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Lois Lerner - Marblehead, MA

“Bill had a wonderful spirit and kind heart that he generously shared with all. I will miss him dearly. Love, Steph ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie Davis - Rockport, MA


William K. Faulkner, a longtime resident of Marblehead, passed away peacefully at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at age 70, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born on November 14, 1947 in Melrose, a few minutes after the birth of his twin sister Janet, surprising his parents. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1965. He earned an Associate's Degree from Salem State College. Many of his early summers were spent in New Hampshire at a cottage on Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee where he developed his love of nature and the Lakes Region.

In Marblehead, where he resided for over 40 years, he became well known for his office cleaning and window washing business. Also known as "Phoole", he was an avid recycler through his business and was cited by the Board of Health for his efforts. He also committed what he called "random acts of kindness" through his business, helping elderly residents with their home maintenance for no cost. He achieved fame in the local newspaper for his lavish "Oscar Night Parties" but his proudest achievement was his ownership of a cottage and island on Lake Winnipesaukee where he spent many happy years entertaining his friends or sitting at his favorite place on the island, "Race Point", listening to the Red Sox, watching NASCAR on TV and observing the Loons nest and raise their young in the nearby sanctuary. Helen Island (his island) was his true love.

Bill loved life and found comfort during his last illness in the loving care of his large circle friends both in Marblehead and the Lakes Region area. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Kenneth I. Faulkner and Edith (Johnson) Faulkner as well as his favorite aunt, Alice Johnson. He is survived by his sisters Jean Dougan and her husband Clint of New Hampton, NH, Janet Chapman and her husband Harry of Sausalito, CA, as well as his niece and nephews Tom Dougan of Haverhill, MA, Kathy Cort of Mt. Lebanon, PA, and Harrison Chapman and Cole Chapman of CA. He is also survived by his grandniece Josie Cort and grandnephews Jack and Sam Dougan and Andy Cort and close friend Patti Roworth of Ipswich, MA.

Ceremonies in remembrance of Bill will be held at a future date on Helen Island and in Marblehead.