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Billings, Roger Jr.

Roger Billings Jr., a resident of South Dennis since 1976, living in Plymouth the last 3 years, and formerly of Westwood for many years, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Jordan Hospital in Plymouth.  He was 86. Roger was born in Winchester, Massachusetts.  He was the son of the late Roger Billings Sr. and Dorothy Kelley Billings.  Roger served in the United States Navy during World War II.  He graduated from Harvard University with the  Class of 1949.  Roger began working for Massachusetts Indemnity & Life Insurance Company in 1949 and retired in 1976 as Executive Vice President.  Roger was an avid golfer. The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of Emeritus of Plymouth for their caring, help and friendship.  He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Naomi (Atwood) Billings.  He is survived by his two sons, Bruce G. Billings and his wife Marcia of Irvine, California and Scott W. Billings and his wife Calista Herndon of Kingston; his grandchildren,  Jason R. Billings of Portland, Oregon and Brent A.  Billings of Buffalo, New York.  He is also survived by his brother Stanley Billings of Yarmouthport. Roger was the father of the late Roger Billings III. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm with funeral services following at 1:30 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Burial will be in Old Westwood Cemetery. Donations in Roger’s memory may be made to Emeritus of Plymouth, Resident Activity Fund,  97 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA. 02360.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jim Connors
    January 22nd, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Bruce and Scott, my best to you and yours as you go through this time. Your dad meant so much to me and to my whole family. For me, he was one of only three men I modeled my life after, my dad being one of the others. He was a good friend since 1960 to my entire family, but especially my mom and dad.

    He was and is one of those special people that can make a difference in so many lives and have no one else ever know of it. There were so many times he was there for me with his ability to pick up on things that others did not, his desire to listen and his insightful comments. Thanks for sharing your Dad with all of us. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Christine
    January 22nd, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to your whole family, I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of Bills passing, I work at Emeritus and I would like to share that there was not one day that I would see your dad, (brother, uncle, grandfather) that he didn’t make my day brighter he was always smiling, always making me laugh and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with him. Again my deepest condolences to your family in your loss.

  3. Doug Ricciardi and Family
    January 24th, 2013 | 8:03 am

    We will always remember ‘Bill’ for the great times spent together at family dinners, Amherst football games and just hanging out in our back yards. His smile could light up a room and his wit can inspire all.

    Rest in Peace my friend.

  4. Arthur Podaras
    January 29th, 2013 | 11:45 am

    Bill and I arrived on the Cape in 1976 and became fast friends when we joined Dennis Pines Men’s Club. Over the years Bill maintained his sense of humor and that inimitable laugh. And along with the late Bob Crowell we spent much time golfing at Dennis Pines. There was an ingrained honesty in Bill’s personality. He was such a man that you could not help appreciating him for his warmth towards and concern for others. My condolence to his family.

  5. Bob Tripp
    March 21st, 2014 | 10:32 pm

    Hey Bruce,
    I just came across info on your Dad’s passing last year. So sorry to learn of that, as well as loss of Uncle Stan later in 2013. Bill was one of the really good guys, from my caddy days on through and beyond work at MILICO. I hope things have otherwise gone well for you since our last contact, maybe 20 years ago.

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