William Michael Cree
BURRILLVILLE- William Billy Michael Cree, 63, resident of Burrillville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William and Helen (Donovan) Cree.
William was a graduate of Burrillville High School, and served our country in the U.S Navy during the Vietnam War. William worked at Zambarano Hospital for over 30 years in the maintenance department, where he eventually headed the department. He spent the last 5 years working at Overlook Nursing Home as the patient driver where he brought a constant smile to everyones face.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, his grandson Ethan and his antique cars. Billy's deep caring for his family, friends and Burrillvilles community and a wonderful unending sense of humor were ever present and made him loved by all. A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife Jane (Latondress) Cree of Pascoag; son William Cree and his wife Tracey of Wilmot, NH; daughter Carrie Cree of Concord, NH and grandson Ethan Michael Cree of Wilmot, NH, who would call his grandfather white papa.
William is also survived by his black lab Annie.
William was preceded in death by his sister Mary Jane Cree in 2005.
His funeral will be held Tuesday at 9AM from the Brown Funeral Home 1496 Victory Highway, Oakland, RI, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Patrick's Church in Harrisville. Burial to follow with Military Honors at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Pascoag. Calling hours will be Monday from 2-4PM and 6-8PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Williams memory may be made to the Overlook Nursing Home Activities Fund, 14 Rock Avenue, Pascoag, RI, 02859.