William John Moffett

1949 - 2021


William John Moffett

Essex, Vermont resident, Bill Moffett died peacefully at the age of 72, on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, with family at his side.

Bill was born in Beverly, Massachusetts on January 15, 1949, to Len and Jean Moffett. Bill is survived by his children, Derek Moffett and his partner Patrick Beeson of Montpelier, Natalie Moffett of Saugus, Massachusetts, Christine and her husband Bill Festa of Saugus,...

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February 16, 2021 6:54 PM

Thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences to the Moffett family !
Kurt and Tom Sarver

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Lynne Nieman

February 16, 2021 6:34 PM

Some of my favorite memories where ones of when we were roommates.  You drove me crazy sometimes but, I'll always think of you with a smile.  We had some great times. Rest easy my friend. I love you. 

Terry Palmer (Novellus / Lam)

February 16, 2021 11:23 AM

I hope you are dancing and jamming with Jerry....RIP Bill I will certainly miss our political discussions.  To your family I offer my sincerest sympathies and condolences.  Cheers Bill

Peter Moffett

February 15, 2021 6:53 PM

To my big brother Bill,​​​​​​02-02-21
When you pass into the next phase my heart will be broken, for obvious reasons, but my heart will also be filled with love, thinking of you. They say that within each tragedy there is a silver lining. You have been that.
I reflect to years ago when you came home from the Air Force. We were all proud of you, although that was also at a time where returning servicemen were not treated fairly.
I remember hockey in Essex Mass where you, Bill Porreca and maybe others protected me from who we all referred to as Boris. I also remember the fun we had while playing. All just for the love of the game.
I also remember the great times we had going to Woodman’s function hall with Steve, Frank and Jim to watch football, play pool, have something to eat and drink. You included your little brother in so much. Thank You.
Many years passed and we shared weddings, funerals, family reunions and more. Although they were each a short segment in our life’s they have many warm memories.
Lynn and I felt like you were with us on many of our vacations. You would photo shop yourself into our pics – remember Yosemite in your reggae hat ? Or we would build a cairn, in Norway, thinking of you and trying to bring you a piece of our travels.
Bill, you were not always easy to deal with. I remember once, while helping you close up the pool and get yard work done, you would question me on my ability to drive your ride on lawnmower. Driving from Hope House to Mass General you did not always like my way to get there. But we would laugh about it later.
What was, I assume, your worst experience going thru chemo and radiation in 2019-20 was a blessing for me and I know for others too. I got to spend so much more time with you and to learn from you. You gave us live concerts or posted on Facebook. We enjoyed your company in NH that weekend by the fire with a visit from Cousin Ellen. You made us laugh. You made us cry. You brought the rest of us closer.
What I was most impressed about was your deep appreciation to those caregivers. Whether it be a nurse, a technician or some support staff you always said hello or thank-you or some gesture to show that appreciation.
Watching you interact with others at the Hope House was inspiring also. I forget their names now but they were either fellow patients or family support and you would spend time just talking and listening. I also got to meet some amazing people while sharing this experience. The wonderful girl who made and gave away her card art. The nurses who administered your chemo and radiation with such care and compassion.
We will miss you so much but will have such fond memories.
One of my favorite Grateful Dead songs. Ripple, contains the following lyrics which reminds me of his journey:
There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night

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