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William Stanley Northgraves

William Stanley Northgraves
  • September 1, 1940 - April 1, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Bill was a fun person, always with a smile and a laugh and a warmth that spread across the family, and a big family it is. I always made a beeline to...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Poltrack - Reston, VA

“A man who enjoyed Jeopardy and a good round of golf is surely the best guy you can know. Rest peacefully, Bill. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Dworak - New Bern, NC

“Ohh what can I say. My heart is broken. Bill was my cousin in law technically but I felt he was my brother because Cinnie and I are actually sisters,...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Charlene Dumont - Manchester, NH

“Very sorry to receive this information. One of our daughters shot in the Metro west news. Judy and I enjoyed Cindy and Bill on many occasions. Bill...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Judy & Dick Kilroy - Marion, MA

“I was saddened to read of Bill's passing in the April 5th Maine Sunday Telegram and am so sorry for your loss. We were classmates at Cushing Academy...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Rebecca Thompson - Harpswell, ME

“My condolences to you and your family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Hamel - Medway, MA

“Cindy and Bill and Judy and I had many wonderful times together. I particularly enjoyed playing old man's basketball with Bill in Holliston where...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Dick Kilroy - Marion, MA

“Bill was a good friend. He introduced me to my wife Kathy. We do enjoyed the visit he made to my family in Saratoga Springs. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: George Cullinan - NY

“So sorry to hear of Bill s passing. His smile will certainly be missed on Coffee Pond. I remember last summer when I was being loaded into the...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Charles Allen - Sarasota, FL

“Bill was a great guy. Cindy and children & grandchildren enjoy the wonderful memories. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: James Martineau

“Deanna and I were so sorry to read of Bill's passing the the Maine Sunday Telegram. We met Bill a few years ago when we moved into our retirement...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: George Hunter - Casco, ME


William Stanley Northgraves formerly of Holliston, MA, now a resident of Casco, ME and Mt. Pleasant, SC, passed away peacefully of natural causes on the morning of April 1 st, 2020.

He was born September 1 st, 1940 in Cape Elizabeth, ME and was the son of the late William Gould Northgraves and Frances Fuger Northgraves.

William is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Cynthia Janis Northgraves; son William M. Northgraves and his wife Nancy of Natick, MA; daughter Debbie Northgraves Mahoney and her husband John Mahoney of Mt. Pleasant, SC; son Peter Northgraves and his wife Stacey of Roswell, GA; and his eight grandchildren: Grace and Abby Northgraves; Drew, Sean, Jack and Molly Mahoney and Katie and Kyle Northgraves. He is also survived by his brother John G. Northgraves and his wife Mary Lou of Millis, MA and his nieces, Frances and Anne.

Due to current circumstances, there will be a memorial service and celebration of his life at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Cape Elizabeth, ME (where he was a crucifer in his youth) at a later date.

William was a proud veteran of the United States Army as a member of the Army Security Agency. Professionally, he worked in the field of sales in the New England area, earning many accolades.

William was a well-known and beloved member of the Holliston, MA and Casco, ME communities. He actively participated with his countless friends in numerous activities and organizations in Holliston. Even though he was a long-time resident of Holliston, throughout his life, he maintained his deep love for his home state of Maine; by visiting frequently and eventually retiring to his beloved family cottage on Coffee Pond in Casco, which truly was his happy place.

He was an avid sports fan, following all the Boston teams with a passion. He never missed a game or activity that his children and grandchildren were involved in and he passionately supported all their pursuits in local school sports and activities.

Later in life during retirement, he relished traveling to see his family and friends. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren and loved to talk about them. He immensely enjoyed visiting with friends he loved and was always looking forward to who he'd get to see next. Bill was a totally unselfish, giving person and helped out others whenever called upon. He will also be remembered for his story telling and wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.