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William J. Pohl
  • In lieu of flowers donations in William's memory may be sent to
  • My Brother's Keeper
    PO Box 338
    Easton, MA 02356

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“Bill, known to many as "Papa Pohl" always had a smile, was ready to talk and give his opinion, and enjoyed people. I will miss Papa Pohl and am sure...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Glenn Guillemette - Wellfleet, MA

“My husband Jim always enjoyed his talks with Bill while Lorraine had coffee with mom and Aunt Ruthie. We will miss him!God BlessJim and Mary Doane...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Papa Pohl,Your hugs, stories, laugh and memory will be so very missed. Thank you for always telling me how proud you were of me and of our wonderful...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jenny Pohl - Raynham, MA

“Hold dear all the memories of your wonderful Dad. They will provide comfort in the days ahead. Hugs, Debbie ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Silva - Raynham, MA

“I have lite a green candle for the memory book also. Green is the color of new life/healing. Hope this affords the whole family from both of us....Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Charlene Dion & Charles Thayer - NH

“Dear Cindy and Scott,My heart is grieved to learn of you loss.However, tack comfort in knowing Dad is with our Lord Jesus Christ.Blessed be the name...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Darlene Dion Nedeau - Kissimmee, FL

“God bless you all. I will always remember Mr. Pohl's love for music and a good story. I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was a good man. I always...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Turner - Yarmouthport, MA

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RAYNHAM——William J. Pohl, 88, a resident of Raynham for the past 55 years, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Marion Manor of Taunton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Lorraine S. (Godsoe) Pohl for 66 years.

Born in Boston, a son of the late William J. and Norah A. (Geraughty) Pohl, he was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School. A veteran of WWII he served as a Private First Class in the US Army.

Upon honorable discharge he began his working career with Brockton Oil & Heat as well as the Ames Shovel Shop. After, he took a position with the Foxboro Company as an assembler and welder in the electronics industry, a position he held for 32 years.

William enjoyed playing the guitar, the banjo and other assorted musical instruments and his hobby included working on cars.

In addition to his wife Lorraine, he is survived by three children, Nora M. Thorley and her husband Kevin of Lakeville, Robert E. Pohl and his wife Debra of Raynham, and Cynthia J. Campbell and her husband Scott of Raynham; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary Sparrow, Madeline Cassford, George Pohl, Marjorie Michaels, Edward Pohl, Robert Pohl, and Joan Pohl.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. Interment with military honors will follow in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Raynham. Visiting hours on Thursday 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in William's memory may be sent to My Brother's Keeper, PO Box 338, North Easton, MA. 02356. For directions or condolences visit