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William J. “Billy” Motherway

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 11th in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston at 11:00 a.m., for William J. “Billy” Motherway, who died on Monday, May 9th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a long illness, he would have celebrated his 70th birthday on May 24th.

Billy was a lifelong resident of Orient Heights in East Boston. He was educated in Boston Public Schools. He attended Boston English High School before transferring to East Boston High School. He was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1970. Billy began his working career with Abbruzze Paper Company as a truck driver. He worked there for many years before taking a leap in the Bar Business and owning & operating “The Victory Pub” located on the corner of Bennington St. & Saratoga Streets in East Boston. Billy proudly operated the Bar for over 20 years. When he later sold the bar, he went to work at the Boston Municipal Court as a Court officer. Many places Billy went, he made friends very easily and everyone loved him. He worked at the Court for 14 years, before he was forced to retire due to his declining health. Billy’s heart & soul was for his wife & son. Billy also enjoyed his many trips to Cape Cod every summer to be surrounded with his many cousins. These were memories that he treasured. 

He is the devoted husband of 42 years to Patricia A. (Thompson) Motherway of Orient Heights, East Boston. Loving & proud father of Patrick “P.J.” Mazac & his companion Dena DiMarzo of East Boston & Peabody and their daughter Deanna DiMarzo of East Boston. Dear son of the late Rosemarie (White) Motherway. Wonderful son in law of Virginia A. “Dudie” Thompson of Orient Heights, East Boston. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins and lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St. Suite 101B, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston

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  1. Jimmy Maglio
    Sep 1 2022

    Thinking of you Billy

  2. Eddie Palladino
    May 26 2022


    I want to send my family’s thoughts and prayers with the passing of Billy. Whether it was the good times up the Victory Pub or seeing him on Teragram Street across from my dad’s house he always had a smile on his face and went out of his way to say hello. He’s a piece of the “old Heights” crew that will be missed but never forgotten.

    Eddie Palladino

  3. Jimmy Maglio
    May 24 2022

    Happy Birthday> Billy

    really missing you, just tough after being best friends for over 50 years

    Rest in Peace

  4. John Wyatt
    May 16 2022

    Probably the most caring and wonderful Human Being that I have ever met, always there for any friend in need, even if that meant a physical confrontation. Going to really miss you Billy, words are not possible.

    Love you so much,

  5. Doreen Federico
    May 13 2022

    Rest in Peace Billy. So sorry for the loss of Billy.He was such a nice person.

  6. Joe sim
    May 13 2022

    Billy was one of the most beloved and respected man that I know. It is a huge loss for all that knew him. My condolence to Patty and PJ and to the rest of the family. Rest in piece Billy. ❤️❤️

  7. Charles Monahan
    May 13 2022

    It was always fun to see and talk with Billy at the pub.
    I will miss this guy.

    Charlie Monahan

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