EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 26, 2013

William (Bill) R. Sackett, 78


Salem, N.H. — William (Bill) Sackett, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family early Thursday morning. Born in Detroit, the youngest of five sons of Martin Sackett and Margaret Leidel, William was a 40 year resident of Hampstead, N.H.

Bill leaves behind his loving wife of 48 yrs, Shirley (Tautenhan) Sackett; daughters, Sharon Boutin of Salem, N.H., wife of Gary; Sandra Campisi of Salem, N.H. and Kathleen Stimson of Derry, N.H.; grandchildren, Brian Campisi and wife, Noal of Hockley, Texas, Shayne Spindler and wife, Laura of Houston, Texas, Mike Perry of Portsmouth, N.H., Kendra Carl and husband, Keith of Wilmington; brothers, David Sackett of Brighton, Mich., Richard Sackett of Mesa, Ariz.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Bill met the love of his life, Shirley, when she worked as a bank teller at the drive up window, where he handed over the first of many paychecks, before even holding hands for the first time. He was a wonderful, loving husband and father, when he married Shirley, he lovingly assumed responsibility for her three young daughters. He was a volunteer fireman on the Hampstead Fire Department and one of the original members of the Hampstead Rescue Squad as its Squad Captain for ten yrs. Bill was veteran of the U.S. Army as MP and was a member of the IBEW local 58 of Detroit. William was predeceased by granddaughter, Jamie Perry, and his brothers Milton and Martin Sackett.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Sunday, January 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, N.H. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, January 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem N.H. Burial will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery in Hampstead, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in William's name, can be made to, VA Medical Center (135), 718 Smyth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104. To send an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com or find us on Facebook.