William MacDougall

William M. "Willy, Bill, Mac" MacDougall

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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MacDougall, William M. (“Willy”, “Bill”, “Mac”)
75, of Warren passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family at the RI Veterans Home on May 7, 2020.
Willy was the husband of Marilyn (Leigh) for 53 years. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Warren J. and Anne F. (Rohrman) MacDougall. He lived the majority of his life in Laurel Park.

Father to two beloved children, Denise Languirand and her husband Paul of Barrington and Matthew MacDougall and his wife Lindsay of Ladera Ranch, CA. He was a proud and fun-loving grandfather to Will, Peter and Douglas Languirand and Nolan, Jack, Ryan, and Quinn MacDougall.

Willy is survived by his siblings Warren A, Peter, Charles, Paul, Duncan, Ann and Andrea. He was predeceased by his brother Michael. He was also a loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Willy always knew how to live life to the fullest. He graduated from Warren High School in 1962. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1963 to 1967 crossing the Pacific eight times. He served on the U.S.S. Tulare during the Vietnam conflict. Throughout his adult life, Willy served in many civic roles including: President of the LPIA, Warren Sewer Commissioner, Warren Town Councilman, Volunteer Fireman Central Fire Co. Engine 1, Washington Lodge #3 F.&A.M., and Elks Bristol County Lodge #1860.

With skills learned in shop class, Willy built two homes, a swimming pool and countless projects for family and friends. Willy will always be remembered for his love of singing the oldies, the 4th of July and his beloved shih-tzus.

After 23 years of service, Willy retired from UPS in 1995, affording him and Marilyn the opportunity and time to enjoy family, friends and much travel, along with a winter home in Florida.

Willy moved to the RI Veterans Home in 2017, where he made many friends. He was provided outstanding care by the staff there, to whom we are forever grateful.

Burial services will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to the RI Veterans Home Activity Fund, 480 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI 02809.
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    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    550 Wampanoag Trail
    Riverside, Rhode Island 02915
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Posted at 05:26pm
It has been too many years. Always a smile and
a sense of humor that was contagious. My condolences to his family

Susan Daniels

Posted at 07:58pm
Sending my deepest sympathy to the MacDougall family. I suspect he and my dad are sharing a laugh or two.
Susan (Karcz) Daniels

Marilyn MacDougall Posted at 10:43am

Susan, I’m sure Willy & your dad are sharing stories & a cold one! Memories of the good old days!~Marilyn


Posted at 06:40pm
Willy was one of the goods ones, a good friend and above all a great person. Rest In Peace, old friend.
Bill Rabideau

Marilyn MacDougall Posted at 10:30am

Thank you for sharing your memory of Willy! My parents were friends w/ Ray R, may he RIP.~Marilyn

Steve DeBlois

Posted at 05:01pm
I knew "Mac" for the past 3 years during his time at the Veterans Home while visiting my father there. I had the pleasure of spending many lunches with him. He was by far and without a doubt the most vibrant and spirited resident there and always put a smile on my face. Please accept my heartfelt condolences!

Marilyn MacDougall Posted at 10:33am

Thank you,Steve, for sharing your memories & for chatting w/ Willy while visiting your dad.~Marilyn

Carl LaBonte

Posted at 11:59am
I will always remember Willy as big as life itself....he wore his heart on his sleeve. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, my friend.

Chuck and Pat LaBonte

Marilyn MacDougall Posted at 10:34am

Thank you neighbors, Chuck & Pat! ~Marilyn

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