William Edwin Marland IIIApril 26, 1957 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 60)
William Edwin Marland, III, 60, of Pittsfield, passed away unexpectedly at work doing what he loved on Monday, December 4, 2017.
He was born on April 26, 1957 in Fall River, MA, son of William Edwin Marland Jr of Wrentham, MA and the late Joyce Ida (Maggiacomo) Marland. He was a graduate of King Philip Regional High School Class of 1975 in Wrentham, MA and later attended Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA.
William was passionate about his faith, he had a great love for the lord, his family and his church family. In 1999, he was blessed to be part of a team working to build their church’s new home at Word of Life Christian Fellowship in Concord and he couldn’t have been more proud of that accomplishment. In 2017 William and Claire became members of Portsmouth Believers Church in Portsmouth, NH and truly enjoyed their time together traveling there. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed playing hockey during high school. He spent several years as an Industrial Arts Teacher in Merrimack Valley High and Pittsifeld High. He had fond memories growing up of his time spent at the family summer cottage with his grandparents and his cousins Kathy and David. He was a Master Carpenter by trade and excelled at that skill and vocation, running his own business, Classic Structures of Pittsfield, NH. In his off time he enjoyed time with his family, especially the time with his wife Claire when she made his favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Carrot Cake. He loved to relax riding his motorcycle, golfing or fishing with his dad or anyone else who wanted to join him. William was a family man and above all else his family was his world, Sunday dinners and the time with his wife, children and grandchildren brought him true happiness.
William is survived by his wife Claire (Miner) Marland of Pittsfield, with whom he shared 32 years; children, Chris Moody and his significant other Louise Perrino of Pittsfield, Tessie Vaillancourt and her husband Alexander, who was better known to William as his #1 son-in-law, of New Durham, Claire Grandmaison and her husband Scotty of Concord, Kenneth Moody and his significant other LeAnne Silva of Pittsfield; siblings, Stephen Marland and his wife Bernadette of MA, Mary Werner and her husband Mark of CA, John Marland and his wife Janet of MA; grandchildren, Christopher, Zachary, Alyssa, Megan, Dylan, Lucas, Jessica, Emma, Sophia, Aaron, Alex, Stevanie, Brittni, Nathanial, Madisyn, Kenny, Annabelle, Emily, Tessie, Kole, Nicholas, Quinn, Bailey, Jacob, Seth, Jimmy, and Noel; great grandchildren, Brayden, Leora, Bentley and Asher as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Péperè will always be remembered for his moose-licks, back in the balls and Fe fi fo fum.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, December 11th at 10 A.M. at the Word of Life Christian Fellowship, 95 Old Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to assist Claire in the coming weeks and months ahead at https://www.gofundme.com/afterlife-expenses. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.petitroan.com
Donations to assist Claire Marland in the weeks and months ahead