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October 5, 1931 - May 25, 2016
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William Leslie Phipps, 84, of Holliston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Elsie (Marchant) and Leslie W. Phipps. He was the husband of Anita L. (Twomey) Phipps of Holliston.
William attended the Admiral Bullard Academy, Norwich University, and Suffolk University School of Law. He was a 1st Lt in the US Army serving in Germany during the occupation. He also served in the US Army Reserves as a Captain.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Deborah Phipps Lerner, Bradley W. and his wife Betsy J. Phipps; his sister, Nancy H. Snow; his grandchildren Richard Lerner, Amanda Lerner and Annie Phipps; and several great-grandchildren. He was the beloved uncle of Karen and Jim Lee, Leanne and Bill Sidebottom, Jennifer and Brian McManus and great-uncle to Kate Lee, Matt and Jake Sidebottom and Justin and Ryan McManus. He is predeceased by his first wife, Sonja E. Phipps.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 2nd from 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com
A funeral service will take place in the funeral home at the close of visitation at 11:30a.m. Burial to follow at Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life following services at The Restaurant 45 on Milford St. in Medway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.