Bill "Bumpy"'s Story
Bill (Bumpy) Douty, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, July 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Bill was the guy who always caught your heart with his smile, wit and generosity. Always active, in his early days Bill enjoyed playing softball, farming, ice fishing, splitting wood, working around the yard and looking after his beloved wife of 62 years, Jacqueline (deceased) and his family. Born in Andover (on his parent's kitchen table), as a boy he rode his horse downtown, served in Africa during the Korean War, and returned to build his Andover home where he lived 64 years. Bill worked for the Town of Andover for 45 years when he eventually retired as the Supervisor of Parks and Grounds. A golfer, bowler, card shark, dog lover and best friend, the twinkle in his eye could never be mistaken, and will never be replaced.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Wojcik and husband, Alex of Andover, daughter, Diane Black and husband, Tom of Methuen, and son, William Douty III, and wife, Cheryl of North Reading; grandchildren, Rudy Morando, Tony Morando, Jackie Ferrari, William Douty IV, Heather Douty, Tracy Black, Bryan Black and Chris Wojcik, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his sister, Elizabeth Trott of Connecticut.
Calling hours were Wednesday, July 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home in North Andover. Burial service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.
To leave online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  July 26, 2016