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Burton, William F.

William Foster Burton, of South Dennis and Newton, New Hampshire, and formerly of West Roxbury, died Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at his home in South Dennis unexpectedly.  He was 62.  William was born October 5, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of the late Foster William and Floris (Garry) Burton.  He grew up in Dedham and graduated from DedhamHigh School with the Class of 1964 and then earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bentley College in 1969.  William worked as the controller of the Jet-a-Way Corporation in Roxbury for 25 years until his retirement earlier this year.  He is survived by his brother, Craig Burton of Newton, New Hampshire, and his sister, Floris “Betsy” Burton Peters of North Hampton, New Hampshire; as well as 3 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 grandnephews, and 2 grandnieces.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday, June 15th at 11 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham with the Reverend Sheldon Keller of the First Baptist Church of Westwood officiating.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Debra Bencal
    June 12th, 2009 | 4:54 pm

    Our prayers are with you and Bill, forever our brother. Love and Sympathy

  2. June 12th, 2009 | 9:40 pm

    A pleasure to have known him-a sorrow to have lost him. Enjoy your journey Bill.

  3. Robert Don
    June 12th, 2009 | 11:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and his family. He was a good friend and he will be missed.

  4. Randy Castrechini
    June 13th, 2009 | 7:59 am

    W.B. we miss you and love you always. Our hearts are with you and your family.
    Randy, Donna, Ryan&Meg.

  5. Patty Finamore Sylvester
    June 13th, 2009 | 1:13 pm

    Billy, I so am saddened to hear of your passing. You always were such a wonderful, kind and soft spoken gentleman .. with a laugh and a good word for all.

    I will miss seeing you every so often at Dunkies.

    See you in “Dunks Heaven” !!
    Rest in Peace, Billy!

  6. Rick & Barb Castrechini
    June 13th, 2009 | 4:27 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. We’ll miss you and the thoughtful cards you always sent as our other ‘brother’.
    We’ll always remember you in our hearts as our brother.
    Love & prayers,
    Rick & Barb

  7. The Kelly family
    June 13th, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Bill and call him our neighbor.

    Mike & Danielle

  8. Marty & Doreen Castrechini
    June 14th, 2009 | 1:07 am

    Always here helping us celebrate occassions of joy, and supporting us in times of need, you will warmly be remembered as part of our family. Prayers and thoughts from our family to yours.

    Marty & Doreen

  9. Alan Peters
    June 14th, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    Bill, never heard you say a negative word about anybody, always there with a handshake and a smile and asking how the kids are doing. This sure is a crazy world and a much poorer one now that you are gone.

    Alan & Carolyn Peters & Kids

  10. Dan and Dana Mclaughlin
    June 14th, 2009 | 8:52 pm

    Peace be with you.You will live on in our hearts and our memories.Your words of wisdom remain clear.Sincere sympathy to your family.Dan and Dana

  11. Jim & Donna MacLean
    June 14th, 2009 | 10:00 pm

    Sweet Bill
    Many, Many Happy Memories of you and the special time we got to hang out with “father” Bill. Always watching over the ones that needed watching on the bike runs. Always the one to be the first to offer a hand, always remembering the kids and just a sweet man. I know you will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing you and now the ones in heaven you will be sharing your special heart with. We Love You, ” father”Bill.. Jim, Donna, James, Jordan & Christopher

  12. Jet-A-Way
    June 15th, 2009 | 9:57 am

    Bill was a very kind, thoughfull and generous man.
    He was respected by all and gave 150% of his time and talent to Jet-A-Way. We will miss him. Bill’s life was one well lived.

  13. Marcia Clarke
    June 15th, 2009 | 10:04 am

    I was saddend to hear that Bill died.
    Bill and I worked together At Jet-A-Way for many years. He was the nicest boss to work for.I will miss him.

  14. Bob Katilus
    June 16th, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    To the Burton Family & Relatives,
    I so saddened to hear the news on Bill. I worked with Bill for many years, and enjoyed his “dry” sense of humor. We had some real good laughs at work, and I will miss him very much. My sincerest condlences and I pray for Bill’s eternal rest. God bless Billy!

    With Sympathy,
    Robert Katilus

    PS: Where’s 2:10 ?

  15. Jeanie LoVuolo
    June 16th, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    Billy, We were very sad to hear of your passing.I don’t think I can ever remember you not smiling! Our sincere sympathy to your family.

    Jeanie & Family

  16. Jason Burton
    June 4th, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    Uncle Bill:

    It’s been 3 years, and it still hurts like the day we got that dreaded phone call letting us know you had passed. I think about you every day, and with each day that passes i miss our time we spend together that much more. You were my best friend, from the day i was born, there was nobody in my family i wanted to visit more than you when i was a kid, and there was no one i looked forward to seeing more than you when i became an adult. I knew that every time i saw you i would get that great big hug, and to be honest nobody has ever given better hugs than you did! I was your only nephew, but you treated me as if i was your only son. I love you so much, and i miss you more than words can possibly describe. I would give anything to have just one more day with you, one more Uno’s Pizza, one more bowl of Breyer’s vanilla ice cream, one more ride in your pickup with Bob Seger playing in your casette player.

    I love you always,


  17. Craig Burton
    February 7th, 2014 | 6:33 pm

    I’m sitting here in the living room and missing you more than you can imagine. When I read all of these comments, it makes me so proud to have had you as a big brother. I wish you were still here to give me guidance. I hope you are looking in on me from time to time to help me make it through these difficult times.
    I will love and miss you always,

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