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Jacobs, William F.C. Jr.

Jacobs, William FC

William Francis Charles Jacobs Jr., a longtime resident of Westwood, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needhamafter a brief illness.  He was 80.  Bill was born July 29, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, the only son of William Francis Charles Sr. and Lydia Ann (Steinberg) Jacobs.  He attended Wentworth Institute in Boston for two years and then graduated from Boston Technical School where he studied the plumbing trade.  Bill ran his own plumbing business, the William Jacobs Plumbing Corp, and working in the plumbing field for 65 years until his retirement in 2012.    He was a member of the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts (PHCC), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the New England Plumbing, Gas, and Mechanical Inspectors Association (NEPGMIA), as well as a member of the First Baptist Church of Westwood, where he served on the Board of Trustees, the BoSox Club, the US Submarine Veterans, and Celestial Lodge AF & AM of Westwood (formerly Elliott-Hyde Park Lodge).  Bill also loved antique cars and was a member of the Ty-Rods, and the Yankee Wood Chapter of the National Woodie Club.  He leaves his fiance, Judith L. Huskins of Westwood; his daughter, Susan Jean Jacobs-Marshalsea, and her husband Ronald Jr., of Norwood; his grandson, Ronald Marshalsea III; two sisters, Marilyn Jacobs Crowley of Quincy, and Florence E. Halligan of CA; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Bill was the father of the late Lori Ann Jacobs; the brother of the late Valerie A. Kroon and the late Nancy L. Jacobs; and the brother-in-law of the late Frank E. Crowley.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, October 12th from 3 to 7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday, October 13th at 10 am at the First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood followed by burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.  In lieu of flowers donations to the First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tammie terrasi
    October 10th, 2017 | 7:40 pm

    In my thoughts Susan and family.

  2. Joanne Covell (Bent)
    October 10th, 2017 | 7:51 pm

    Mr. Jacobs was a great man, I have so many fond memories of him from church and outside of church. He always could put a smile on your face. My parents were very fond of him too! May he Rest In Peace. God bless.

  3. Diane Thornton
    October 10th, 2017 | 10:13 pm

    I first met Bill when working at the Westwood Recreation Department many years ago. I was told he was the only person who knew the mechanics to run the pumps for the pool and its filters! He was obviously a treasure! And always so personable. Over the years, bumping into him here and there around town, I always saw him with a smile. I consider him one of the “icons” of Westwood. A “townie.”
    I last saw Billy just a few weeks ago at Westwood Day. What a great time he was having! Judy told me she’d been trying to get him back to the car for a half an hour — but he was meeting friends and having a blast! He couldn’t walk more than a few feet and someone was stopping him to say hello!
    Billy was a great guy. My sincere condolences.

  4. Susie
    October 11th, 2017 | 9:05 am

    It is with a heavy heart to have my Dad gone but he went peacefully and with dignity and he has now joined his daughter, Lori, in heaven. God Bless and I love you!

  5. Gary A Young
    October 11th, 2017 | 3:41 pm

    Sorry about your loss I had many inspections with Bill and he is top shelf I am Gary A Young president of SSPGIA on the South Shore all 90 of our members are there for Bills family if you need anything please call 781-706-2626

  6. Sterling abd Georgia Smith
    October 11th, 2017 | 3:53 pm

    We will miss Bill’s smile his wonderful expertise and visits from Judy and him both here in Maine and in Florida. We always looked forward to seeing them. so many memories.
    Rest in Peace.

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