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“I'm so sorry to hear of Al's passing. He was a great friend during our high school years❤ My heartfelt sympathies to all of Al's family and...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Joyce Manning

“Dear Jeanne and family, and Jean and Ruth,In recent conversation with George, I was told of Al's death. I am so sorry, and I send you all my prayers...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Elaine Ojala - Taunton, MA

“so sorry for your loss. Al was a colleague at Oregon. A fine man and wonderful friend ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Wheeler - Anderson Island, WA

“Al was such a great person, role model and friend. He will be missed greatly. He touched a lot lives and made a difference in this world. I for one...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sam Lankford - Fresno, CA

“Our deepest sympathies and prayers are sent to the Williams family. Al was a wonderful man and great mentor to our son Eric who with his guidance...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lynne Ames - West Bridgewater, MA

“He was a wonderful guy from a wonderful family.God's blessing on you all in this time of grief.Charles Nelson and Family ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Charles Nelson - Friend

“Jeanne, David and Elizabeth,I am so sorry for your loss. Al was one of the most kindest people, he understood the Scouts and he knew how to guide...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Gene Santorelli - Holbrook, MA

“Jeanne,I heard about your husband's passing from Mrs. Arnold when I was visiting my parents last weekend. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending lots...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy (Walsh) Hanson - NH

“Jeanne, David and Liz,We are so sorry for your loss. To say that Al left a big imprint on both of my boys through Boy Scouts would be an...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Danielle Ross - West Bridgewater, MA

“Al was a quiet man who only spoke when he had something worthwhile to say. He didn't outwardly display affection but you knew if he loved or liked...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to the family of Al Williams at this difficult time.Al was our waterfront director at Camp Squanto and a very professional...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Joseph Piche - Friend

“Jeanne, David and LizYou are in my prayers and in my heart at this time. May the Holy Spiit wrap His loving arms around you LoveJean Skelly ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Skelly - Wareham, MA

“Dear Jeanne and family, Deepest sympathy to hear Al passed away. Thoughts and prayers to you David and Elizabeth during this sadness. Sincerely...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Christine COURTNEY - BERKLEY, MA

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Albert E. "Al" Williams, 64, of West Bridgewater, Mass., died on July 31, 2020 at home after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born January 23, 1956 in Brockton, son of the late David A. and Barbara Jean (Bissett) Williams of Easton.

Al grew up in Easton and attended local schools, graduating in 1974 from Oliver Ames High School where he was a star football player. He earned his bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State College and his master's and Ph.D. in Recreational Leadership from the University of Oregon. He taught at Central Michigan University, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Maine, Presque Isle. A skilled craftsman, Al also owned and operated Town River Woodworks of West Bridgewater.

An avid outdoorsman, Al loved camping, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing and was a member of the Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club. As a boy scout in his youth, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. During his college years, Al worked as waterfront director at Boy Scouts of America's Camp Squanto in Plymouth. As an adult, he was a long-time scout leader for Troop 25 in West Bridgewater. As a young man, Al participated in a cross-country trip that began on the west coast and traveled eastward on bicycle through the Rocky Mountains. Al loved his vegetable garden and was a great cook.

Al leaves behind his wife, Jeanne (Gately) and their children David and Elizabeth of West Bridgewater. He also leaves his daughter Katharine Williams Gallagher and her husband Adam, and their daughter Olivia, of Dorchester, as well as daughter Emma Williams of North Easton.

Additionally, Al leaves his sisters, Jean Atwater-Williams of Sandisfield, Mass. and her husband Ronald Bernard, and Ruth Williams Carrigan and her husband Thomas of East Bridgewater. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews and a beloved group of lifelong friends.

Burial will be private. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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