In his free time, he enjoyed reading, gardening, sports, and traveling to Arizona, Florida, Cape Cod, Canada, Jamaica, Bahamas, Paris, and New Mexico. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play sports.
Bill will be deeply missed by his wife, Irene; five daughters, Christine Ann Gosselin and partner, Donald Brown, of Medford, Mass., Roberta Allison and her husband, Michael, of Medford, Bernadine Kosowicz and her husband, Kenneth of Windham, N.H., Jacqueline Hibbard and her husband, Charles, of Marblehead, Mass., and Jeanine Dufton and her husband, Craig, of Salem; two sons, William R. Gosselin Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Woodbridge, Conn., and Thomas Gosselin and his partner, Eileen Doane of Windham; a sister, Claire Wadlinger and her husband, Joseph, of Topsfield, Mass.; three sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Winn and her husband, Charles, Mary Gosselin, and Janice Gosselin; a brother-in-law, Wess Roberts; 10 grandchildren, Jesse Gosselin and his wife, Jennifer, Mary Gosselin, Matthew Gosselin and his wife, Kimberly, Nina Gosselin, Olivia Allison, Richard, Colin, and Nicole Croteau, and Mitchell and Jacob Dufton; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Skeets, Sylvia Scanlon, and Leo and Milly Seman.
He is predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Gosselin; a sister, Roberta Roberts; and two brothers, George and Robert Gosselin.
Bill's family would like to offer a special thanks to the Wilmington Health Care Center, especially to Joseph Appo and Carl Godfrey, for all their comfort and care.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends will honor and celebrate Bill's life by gathering for calling hours at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen, on Thursday, October 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday, October 11, at 11: a.m., at St. Monica's Church, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen. All guests are kindly asked to meet at St. Monica's Church. Burial will be private, and at the convenience of the family.