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William Paul Dooling

May 31, 1943 - July 23, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Visitation: Wednesday, July 29th 4:00-8:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Funeral Mass: Thursday, July 30th 11:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Church of Holliston

Burial: Friday, July 31st 10:45 a.m. Bourne National Cemetery

Posted by:
Dave Fallon

Posted on:
July 27, 2020

One of the most incredible human beings that I have ever met. An incredible teacher that never stopped learning and more importantly never stopped helping others. My students at Millis will forever remember you taking the time EVERY year to speak with them on Veteran's Day. Your smile and genuine approach immediately made them all feel at ease. When you left an hour later they had tears in their eyes and felt like they had made a new friend. That was no surprise to me of course because that is what you did with everyone. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by:
Kathy Cray Skerry

Posted on:
July 27, 2020

Rest in peace Mr Dooling. I will miss seeing you around Mudville and will cherish the time that you took to talk to me whenever our paths cross. Thinking of you and your wonderful smile will always make me smile. Love and comfort to Carol and your beautiful girls.

Posted by:
David

Posted on:
July 27, 2020

My condolences to Bill’s family. I knew Bill through his connection to the Pantry. He loved to talk about New England sports.

Posted by:
Timothy Smith

Posted on:
July 26, 2020

Bill was a great teacher and friend to so many. I had the pleasure of having him for Homeroom, History classes, and Driver Ed. That started a friendship that we maintained right to the present. Just a wonderful, thoughtful man who really cared about his students. I will always remember him and the many conversations and at times adventures we had. A true role model for any educator or otherwise. Thanks so much for all you did for me and my fellow students. Timmy Smith MHS 1976

Posted by:
Kelly Angelo

Posted on:
July 26, 2020

I was so upset when I heard about your passing I didn't check for auto correct on my last name. Rest in peace Mr. Dooling you\'ll live for ever in the memories of your former students.

Posted by:
Kelly Angel

Posted on:
July 26, 2020

Mr. Dooling, May you rest in joyous peace!!! I feel lucky to have had you as my history teacher, you had an exceptional way of teaching that made class fun. Thank you for making Millis High bearable, and understanding that all teens are not the same, and you had worse handwriting than me. You will live for ever in our memories of high school. I'll be saying a pray for your family.

Posted by:
John Wadewitz

Posted on:
July 25, 2020

Here’s to you Bill - my good friend and neighbor. I will miss our projects, book discussions, and many thoughts on solving everyday problems. Most of all, I will remember how you always saw the bright side of life Rest In Peace Your Sauna buddy, John Wadewitz

Posted by:
Patsy & Phil Divver

Posted on:
July 25, 2020

Thank you, Bill, for teaching our own children, (especially in driver's ed!), being a mentor, offering our students your knowledge and inspiration long after retirement, sharing your thoughts, humor, wisdom and incredible Irish soda bread with all the Millis staff. You will always be remembered with fondness and admiration. Our love and prayers to your family.

Posted by:
Margie Cummins

Posted on:
July 25, 2020

So sorry to hear this news our condolences to Carol and family. Memories of many democratic parties and discussions many years ago Margie n Myron Cummins

Posted by:
Susan Conway

Posted on:
July 25, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Siobhan Fay Flaherty

Posted on:
July 25, 2020

Rest in sweetest peace Mr. Dooling (please ignore ????, posted by accident.

Posted by:
Siobhan Fay Flaherty

Posted on:
July 25, 2020

Mr. Dooling, thank you for making my year at Millis High School memorable. You were an unbelievable teacher. Millis High students were fortunate to have such a dedicated and loyal teacher. God bless all of your family. May the love of family and friends comfort all of them in the difficult days ahead. Rest in sweetest peace Mr. Dooling.????