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Travis, William E., Sr.

William E. Travis, Sr. passed away on July 3, 2019 at the age of 91.  Born in Boston, he was the son of Albert W. and Laura L. (Emmel) Travis.  A Korean and WorldWar II veteran of the United States Navy. He is survived by his children,  William E., Jr. and his wife Carol of Minnesota, Janice Principe, Jean McGowan and her husband Richard, all of Norwood, and Steven Travis of Brockton, his siblings Frank Travis of Falmouth and Laura Ballard of Florida.  He was predeceased by his brother Albert Travis.  Also survived by his grandchildren; Christopher Morana, Jason and Mark Travis, Anthony Prinicipe, Richard, Emily and Jarred McGowan and 8 great grandchildren.

Visitation from 11AM to 12PM will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols St., Norwood.  A graveside service and interment with military honors will follow at the Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Diane Kastrup-Foster
    July 7th, 2019 | 7:51 am

    So sorry to hear of your dads passing! He is a wonderful part of my childhood memories of Algonquin Street. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Cheryl and Jim Jenkinson
    July 9th, 2019 | 9:25 pm

    Jan’s and Jean’s dad was Awesome. He will be Greatly missed. We had a Great time when he was selling his house on Algonquin St. he had a yard sale and he found a Gas mask from WW2 and a Landing strip for planes I told him not to get rid of the landing strip because planes were FALLING FROM THE SKY he looked at Janice and of course Janice won he got rid of it. He loved cribbage and enjoyed coming to the campsite to play. He loved Foxwoods and Bingo and a little gambling. He was one of a kind. He will be missed. May you find Peace.

  3. Donna (Belanger) Greet
    January 21st, 2020 | 3:47 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. My father Armand Belanger and he were really close friends through tour years. They worked together on the Brockton trash removal service when they first met. Through the years they had gone to the casinos together but most often I would see them play Chess for hours at a time at my kitchen table growing up. Many times I would kiss him goodnight when I went to bed after watching them hassle each other playing chess and find them both there again the next morning still playing chess! He was a great friend of my fathers. When my annual Christmas card came back and we couldn’t contact him by phone, we looked up his obituary. My Dad, cried and was very sad he didn’t go to his funeral. Please know that Armand Belanger and his family are very sad over his passing and want you to known what a great friend he was for my Dad through many years. ❤️

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