William S. Mowatt, 71, a lifelong resident of North Easton, died Saturday morning at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Chace) Mowatt for 45 years.
Born in Boston on October 21, 1941, a son of the late Stanley and Eunice (Harkins) Mowatt, he was raised in Easton and was a 1961 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. A veteran of the US Navy, he served as an E-3 during the Vietnam War.
After discharge he began working for the V.A. Medical Center in Brockton as an operating room assistant. He later took a position as an underwriter for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Boston working 31 years for the company. After he retired he went to work for his brother, Larry Mowatt & Company Construction and also worked as a groundskeeper assistant at Frothingham Park.
A life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 238 in Easton, William was a longtime communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. A supporter of both Oliver Ames High School and Stonehill College Sports, William and his wife Marilyn were awarded "Fans of the Decade" in 2010 from Oliver Ames Basketball Boosters.
A Boston Marathon runner, he was a former member of the Easton Jaycee's and his hobbies included walking, traveling and cross country skiing.
In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by a daughter, Michelle A. Winter and her husband Thomas F. of Taunton; a son, Michael A. Mowatt of Mansfield; three sisters, Eunice Harrison of North Easton, Virginia "Ginger" Hinchliffe of North Easton, and Claire Karvonen of Middleboro; two brothers, John "Jack" Mowatt of North Easton and Larry Mowatt of North Easton; a granddaughter, Amelia Winter of Taunton; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was also the brother of the late Mary Maher.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, North Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in William's memory may be sent to Office of Development, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Oncology/Hematology, 330 Brookline Avenue (BR), Boston, MA. 02215. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com