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William R. “Billy” Churchill

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, May 13th
from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals,
773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for William R. “Billy” Churchill, who died in
the presence of his God and loving family on Thursday May 9th at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, following a long illness. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere. Interment will be private.

Billy was born & raised in Revere. He was educated at the Immaculate Conception School, then graduating from the Newman High School. He also attended classes at Merrimack College. As a young man, Billy began to work at Massport at Logan Airport in the Parking Garage. Due to his strong work ethic and his dedication, he rose to be a Manager at Massport, a career that would span 40 years. Billy married his one and only true love Kathleen Morris, the couple remained in Revere and together they raised their family. Billy was the essence of a family man. He was dedicated and loved nothing more than spending time with them. He loved his life up at his second home in Shapleigh, Maine. As he would fondly refer to as “Treasure Island”. He would be found enjoying time on his boat, giving people tours and frequently on the porch reading a favorite book and watching the sunset, always with his wife Kathleen by his side. Billy loved to read, especially books from his favorite authors.

He is the devoted husband of Kathleen (Morris) Churchill of Revere. Loving father of Revere Firefighter William G. “Billy” Churchill & wife Danielle (Ennamoranti) of Revere and the late Bridget M. Churchill. Beloved son of the late Frank A. “Chao-Chao” & Marie V.(Morgan) Churchill. Adored grandfather of William S. & Alice M. Churchill. Dear brother of Marie “Ree” Churchill of Topsfield & Mildred R. “Millie” Churchill of West Peabody. Cherished brother in law of Evelyn “Evie” Morris of Revere & Marjorie Margolis & husband Dr. Gerald Margolis of Needham. He is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins & his canine companions, Georgie & Gracie.


Visiting Hours

Monday, May 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, May 14th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Revere Cultural & Historical Preservation, 108 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.

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  1. Chris Eason
    May 18 2019

    Big Bill. He took us to McDonald’s in the station wagon. Drove my Mom and me to the hospital so I could get some stiches after I ran through a glass door. He put me on his shoulders to climb through a window when we accidentally locked ourselves out. He took us to Showcase Cinemas to see Empire Stikes Back. He also welcomed me with a smile and a “hey partner!” when I came across the street to hang out with Billy. He watched me lift my brother Pat up to take down the Harrington Steeet sign before we moved and simply said, ” I’ll just call the city after you move to request a new one.” He also always had a nice pair of boat shoes and he made it so we could see the Tall Ships from a Massport area. He loved a good veal parm sub and a Pepsi. Big Bill was an important part of what it meant to grow up on Harrington Street. My heart is with Kathy, Billy, Evy and all who were a part of Big Bill’s world. Bridget has her Daddy back and they are enjoying Heaven…hope to be in that neighborhood someday too!

  2. Ron & Patricia Cote
    May 15 2019

    Dear Churchill Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Treasure Island has lost a great guy. We will miss seeing him at island opening & closing as well as our walks around the island where we would find him reading on his deck overlooking the beautiful water of Square Pond.

    Hugs to the Churchill’s!

  3. Tom Mann
    May 12 2019

    Dear Kathleen & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked at Logan for the airlines while Bill was there and we enjoyed talking about problem situations we had in common and solving some of them together.

    When he was manager of the parking garages, I was in charge of a couple of small parking areas used for free airline manager parking close to terminal B. I found out the hard way that running any kind of parking lot is one of the most thankless jobs possible and he and I laughed about all the crazy things that cropped up.

    He was a wonderful colleague and I was deeply sorry when he left Massport. I share your grief with his passing.

  4. Barbara Lagorio
    May 12 2019

    Dear Kathleen and Family we have all lost one if God’s Best! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. There are no words that capture all the goodness of Billy! Condolences and love to you all

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