Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather
WINCHENDON – Willie Bryan, age 69, a resident of Winchendon and a former longtime resident of Lowell, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Paulette C. (Villandry) Bryan, with whom he recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Born in Prince Edward Island on September 22, 1948, he was a son of the late Rathbun W. and Julia (Bernard) Bryan.
He was raised in Lowell and was educated in the Lowell School system and was a Golden Gloves Champion boxer in his earlier years.
Willie worked as a salesman in the automotive industry for his entire life and had received several awards and accommodations during his career. He had worked at many dealerships including the former Hallissey Motors, Allen Mello Dodge and more recently Ron Bouchard Kia in Lancaster.
He was a wonderful husband and family man who always enjoyed family gatherings and singing karaoke. Willie also loved to be with his dogs Rosco and Pheobe.
Surviving him in addition to his loving wife Paulette, are two sons and a daughter in law, Keith W. Bryan and his partner Kellie Cadigan Mitchell of Tewksbury and Robert L. and Vanessa Bryan of Nashua; two daughters and a son in law, Dawn M. Thompson and her husband Dean of Leominster and Judy L. Dionne of Lowell; fifteen grandchildren, Kayela, Rechelle, Austin, Seth, Luke, Lauren, Brittany, Kayla, Dylan, Tonimarie, Niko, Hunter, Devyn, Bobby Jr., and Anthony; two great grandchildren, Liam and Adaelyn; a sister and brother in law, Judy and Stephen Schaffer of Dracut; a brother, Richard Bryan of Lowell, also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as extended family in Canada.
He was also the brother of the late Margaret “Mugsy” Beauchesne, Gladys “Mickey” Leakeas, Linda Bryan and Daniel Bryan.
BRYAN – Willie Bryan. Relatives and friends may call at the TYNGSBOROUGH FUNERAL HOME, 4 Cassaway Drive, Tyngsborough on Thursday from 4 to 8 p. m. His funeral service will take place on Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Graveside services will follow in Lowell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Children’s Tumor Foundation at www.ctf.org. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.tyngsboroughfuneralhome.com. Funeral Directors Roland W. Martin and Daniel R. Martin.