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William  "Bill" Brailey
  • American Heart Association
    20 Speen St.
    Framingham, MA 01701
  • National Kidney Foundation
    85 Astor Ave. Suite 2
    Norwood, MA 02062-5040

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“Mrs Brailey (you will always be my favorite teacher) and family, my heart goes out to all of you knowing the heartache you are feeling. Our fathers...Read More »
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“Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Dr.Timothy Hoffman - Spencer, MA

“My condolences Jan and family. Bill and I go way back to the 60's at Raytheon and always were very good friends. He will be missed but not...Read More »
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“Though our grateful nation mourns with you in your loss, we can only feel a small part of the loss you are experiencing.Your loved one will always be...Read More »
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“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
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William "Bill" Brailey, former resident of Northborough, MA, passed away on December 27, 2016, at his home in Boynton Beach, FL. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 37 years, Janice R. (Lumsden). He is survived by his son Michael Brailey and his wife, Tammy; his daughter Amber McShane and her husband, Martin; his stepson Glenn Davis and his wife, Wendy; his stepson Keith Davis; his grandson Jason Brailey and his step grandchildren Desmond, Sasha and Dottie Davis. He was the son of the late William E. and Evelyn (Norris) Brailey.
Upon graduation from Orange high school, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he specialized in radio and radar repair. He was employed by Raytheon Corporation for 34 years, working on air and defense missile systems, and the NASA Apollo space program. He earned an associate's degree, in Engineering, from Fitchburg State University.
In 1995, Bill retired and after a few harsh winters, he and his wife decided that they should spend their latter years in a warmer climate. They moved to Florida in 1998. They loved golf and traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and around the world. Each summer they would return to New England to spend time with family and friends.
Bill enjoyed running, tennis, dancing, reading, music, films and theater. He was an avid New England sports fan. He had a genetic penchant for bakeries, diners and delicatessens. First order when visiting Boston was the North End, specifically Mike's Bakery. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors. The quintessential handyman, he was generous of his time and talents. There wasn't a leaky pipe, a broken lamp, an old car or appliance that he couldn't fix.
Bill's love and devotion to his family and friends was unsurpassed. His life was full, his wit quick and his conversation always engaging. He will be greatly missed but he has left a legacy of good times and special memories for all.
The family would like to thank Trustsbridge Health, and extend their deepest gratitude to Crystal, Yolanda and Jomo for their compassion and exceptional hospice care.
A memorial will be held on January 25, 2017 at 11:00 am,at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough; interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, in Bill's memory, to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation.