William Kaszanek

  • Died: July 21, 2020
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Joseph Kaszanek Junior of Rockland passed away at his home on July 21st after battling ALS.

William was born in Boston on June 26, 1937 and graduated from Mission High. William was married to Mary Ford for over 55 years.

After high school he worked for a short time at the Roxbury District Court House, before entering the Marines. After serving his country for 6 years he returned to the courts where he became an Assistant Clerk Magistrate for 43 years. He was an active member of Jaycee's, The Fraternal Order of Eagles, and The Knights of Columbus. After retirement William like spending time with his wife at their seasonal home in Sebastian, Florida, where he became a member of the Moose Club. The things that he enjoyed doing were playing pool, golfing, scratch tickets, and happy hours with friends.

William was survived by his loving wife Mary, and their two sons William III of Halifax, Thomas and his wife Valerie of Whitman, his 5 grandchildren: Matthew, Olivia, Benjamin, Emma, Madison and great grand daughter Jordan.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert, James and his wife MaryPat. Is survived by his sister Joy and her husband Jack of Billerica, and his "Go to Gal" Jane Ford of New Market New Hampshire along with many nieces , nephews and many extended family members.

A special appreciation to his compassionate caregiver Walter Olenjah.

Visiting Hours will be held at Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home on Sunday July 26 from 11-2pm

Donations can be made in his name to Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA: Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 758589, Topeka, KS 66675-8589.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so very sorry to learn of this great loss to his family and all his friends. I am saddened knowing I will never see those twinkling blue eyes and grand smile as he tells a joke or tale as only Billy can do. As a young attorney in the Roxbury District Court, where he worked for 43 years, I spent 3+ days a week with Billy for over 15 years. He was the very best to work with,and always went out of his way to make work a great place to be for everyone. He was a very dear friend to me, and his retirement didn't change that, although our 'hellos' were less frequent over the years. It is comforting to know he was so cherished and passed so peacefully in the loving arms of his family. God bless and protect you all. Lissa McKinney

Posted by Lissa McKinney - Concord, MA - Friend   August 31, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. I worked with him at Roxbury Court. He was always a gentleman - a big man with a big heart! Very knowledgeable in his job, and always quick with a great story. I'll never forget him or those beautiful blue eyes. Thank you for sharing that wonderful video. He was surrounded by love in every one of them. RIP Billy. Until we meet again.

Posted by Susan Lawlor - Weymouth, MA - Friend   August 31, 2020

We are very sorry. Billy was always such a nice man.

Justine & Mike Fitzgibbons

Posted by Justine & Mike Fitzgibbons - No. Ft. Myers, FL - Friend   August 19, 2020

Mary, Billy and Tommy
I have never forgotten your Dad's smile and Kindness. Saddened to hear of his passing. May he Rest In Peace
Dan Burgess

Posted by Dan Burgess - Abington, MA - Neighbor   July 27, 2020

To Mary, We have just heard of Billy passing and very sorry to hear. Our thoughts are with you. Missed seeing you and Bill at Captain Hiram's. Bless you and your family.

Posted by Rich & Dianne Mays - East Bridgewater, MA - Friend   July 26, 2020


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joanie Barretto

Posted by Joan Barretto - Hull - Friend   July 26, 2020

To the Kazanek family, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have know him since I was a little kid. I used to be a spectator at the softball league. Later I was a teammate of his on the Championship Spring Street Bombers. Bill was a guy who always said can do. He would take on cooking for the Knights with vigor, whether it was spaghetti for 200 senior citizens or Steak and lobster for the Members clambake. Bill would always be the cheif chef! I am glad to say I got to have him in my life. I am proud to say I knew him. I am thankful to you all for sharing him with us.

Posted by Chuck tilden - hyde park, MA - Friend   July 25, 2020

Dear Mary, Joy and family, my condolences to you all. I have a Mission Hill connection to the Kaszanek family. My late husband and I met at Billy's mother and father's home. Joy is a lifelong friend. Billy worked with my husband Bobby at Roxbury Court. And the Kaszanek boys were my husband's heroes in the Mission Band. My prayers are for Billy, may he rest in the peace of the Lord. May the Kaszanek family have comfort and peace that Billy lived his life with the blessing of his saviour, Jesus Christ and your memories bring you comfort. God Bless and love and peace to all.

Posted by Cathy Coakley - Holbrook, MA - Family Friend   July 25, 2020

Dear Mary, you are in my thoughts and prays. Bless you, Marie Klemens /Moose

Posted by Marie Klemens - Palm Bay, FL - Friend   July 24, 2020


Dear Bill, I cry many tears when writing this to you. I will miss you.... We all will miss you. Love Marie. God bless you my friend.

Posted by Marie Klemens - Palm Bay, FL - Friend   July 24, 2020

Sorry for your loss. You are forever in our thoughts

Posted by Karen Lane Richardson - Norton, MA - Friend   July 24, 2020

Bill and Mary welcomed me to Rockland when I moved next door. Best neighbors I ever had. I'm glad that Bill is with our Lord and at peace. My sympathies to his family.

Posted by Kathleen Lavery - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   July 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss.
kathy burgess and tommy hurley

Posted by kathy burgess - Rockland, MA   July 24, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Dan & Joellen Lattuada - Cape Canaveral, FL - Neighbor   July 24, 2020


Dear Bill you will be missed. It will be strange not seeing your smile as we walk into the social quarters. Our prayers to Mary and your family.
All our love
Jim and Mickey Gleason

Posted by James Gleason - Sebastian, FL - Friend   July 24, 2020

My deepest wishes for you all in this time of sorrow. God Bless. John & Kathy Black

Posted by John Black - Sebastian, FL - Friend   July 23, 2020


R.I.P. Bill you will be missed in the Bay..

Judy Gagnon

Posted by Judy Gagnon - Barefoot Bay, FL - Friend   July 23, 2020

I cannot express my sincere sadness over losing Kaz. What a gentleman! I hold dear so many memories and great times. We golfed together, played pool for fun and in a league and just enjoyed each other's company for so many years. Loved this man! So many great stories, jokes and laughs. I will think of him often, as I have the past few days after hearing of his passing. He certainly touched the lives of his family but please know he touched the lives of so many more. Rest In Peace, Willy. Much love!!

Posted by Jill McCaughey - Rockland, MA - Friend   July 23, 2020

Mary so sorry to hear of Bill's passing .When we get back to Fla it will not be the same at the Moose .Hope to see you there .till then STEAKO and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Patricia Fontaine-Berube - Plainfield, CT - Friend   July 23, 2020

Mary, you and the family are in our prayers.
Rex amd Cyntjoa Bennett

Posted by Cynthia Bennett - SEBASTIAN, FL - Friend   July 23, 2020

God Bless your beautiful soul - I am one of many who shared your laughter and great conversation. Thank you for watching after me on the way to my truck when it was closing time at the moose. I will truly miss you ❤

Posted by Lynn Mrkich - Sebastian, FL - Family Friend   July 23, 2020


Mary and Bill- so sorry to hear of Bill's passing - My thoughts and prayers are with your during this difficult time. Anne Devito

Posted by Anne Devito - Bridgewater, MA - Coworker   July 23, 2020

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