Obituary: William L. Stapleton, 83

William L. Stapleton (“Bill”), 83, a long-time and well-known resident of Southborough, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Westborough. 

He was the beloved and devoted husband of Marianne S. (Barth) Stapleton for 59 years. 

In his youth Bill raced flat head Fords and flat track motorcycles on the Eastern Circuit.  He was the owner and operator of the former Bill & Larry’s Texaco, Inc. in Nobscot (then dba Southboro Mobil in Southborough) where he spent many hours running a successful full automotive repair facility.

Bill was dedicated to his family and will be remembered by many as a terrific teacher, wonderful father and a great friend, always ready with a quip and a smile that set the world aright. 

In addition to his wife he leaves his children, William L. Stapleton, Jr. and his wife Kristin of Southborough; Laura McPherson  and her husband Kirk of Old Lyme, CT; Linda Derosier and her husband  Jay of Shrewsbury; Leslie Tasse’ and her husband John of Ballston Spa, NY; Lisa Stapleton of Boxford; Lorraine Charman and her husband John of Atlanta, GA; Will Colon of Worcester; and 12 grandchildren. 

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 9,  from 3:30 to 7:30  at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. Burial and funeral will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 72 East Concord St., Boston, MA 02118, 

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(Obituary courtesy of Morris Funeral Home)

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