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NORTH ANDOVER, MA - William Deyermond died at Cape Cod Hospital after a long illness. Bill was born in Lawrence, Mass., on October 9, 1942. He was the son of William and Marion (Quinlan) Deyermond.
Upon graduating from North Andover High School, Bill served in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1964. Bill then continued his service in the US Army from 1965 to 1968. He was a member of the 5th Special Forces and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam war.
In 1968 Bill graduated from the MA State Police Academy and rose through the ranks until he retired as a captain in 1990. Upon his retirement from the MA State Police, Bill became Executive Director of New England State Police Information Network where he worked another 15 years until his retirement in 2006.
Bill was an extremely patriotic person and took great pride in his service to his country which included his tours of duty in Turkey during the Cuban Missile crisis and in Vietnam during the second Tet Offensive.
Bill had great affection for his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing 45's and many outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, and cycling, having once ridden his bike from North Andover to Cape Cod. He only tolerated playing golf with his wife.
Bill is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Burns) of Haverhill; daughter, Kelly Williams and husband, Derek of East Dennis; and son, Michael of Haverhill. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren, Falon and Liam Williams; his brother, Mark and wife, Patty of Newburyport; sister, Susan Beaudoin and husband, Steve of Haverhill; brother-in-law, James Guthrie of North Conway; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Diane Guthrie.
Donations may be made in Bills memory to Memory Cafe, c/o Emily Kearns, 227 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover; or Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Inc.,10 Reed Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Church on Wednesday 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover, Mass.To leave online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 30, 2017
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