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William J. "Bill" Cogswell
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William James Cogswell
Houlton & New York City, NY

William James Cogswell, 86, of Houlton and New York City, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 in his apartment at Madigan Assisted Living, with family members at his side. William “Uncle Bill” was born July 19, 1931, in Fort Fairfield, the son of Kenneth and Myrtle (Weaver) Cogswell. His sisters Geraldine Dunn and Norma Bates have predeceased him. His only living sister, Lavina Byron was at his side. He is survived by ten nieces and nephews, Kenneth Bates and his wife Maureen, Richard Bates and his wife Flossie, Joanne Peabody and her husband Ronald, Jane Dunn, Carole Bates, Cheryl Nason and her husband Dale, Roger Byron and his wife Laurie, David Bates and his wife Lisa, Jennifer Carmichael and her husband Danny, and Kimberly Hawkes and her husband Darren, as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Bill attended Hodgdon High School, Bob Jones University, and Asbury Seminary. He was a social worker in New York City for over fifty years. Bill loved music, singing, people, and most of all his family. He had an eclectic group of friends in the city. Bill never met a stranger. He was kind, compassionate, curious and funny. He enjoyed the company of those who attended the Stein and Sage Senior Centers, many times breaking out into a song during the meals. Bill was a member of The Church of the Village in NYC. Pastor Jeff Wells expressed that Bill will be greatly missed. Bill’s family would like to thank Madigan Home Health Care, hospice staff and the private duty staff who lovingly cared for him in his last days. A funeral service will be conducted 1 PM Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Houlton Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Wayne Robertson officiating. Interment will take place at Hodgdon Cemetery following the service. The family welcomes you to join them for a reception immediately following the service at the church. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made payable to the Houlton Wesleyan Church, Hospice Of Aroostook Houlton Division, Bridge To Hope or to a charity on one’s choice in c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park St. Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences may be expressed on the Tribute Wall at: dunnfuneral.com


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Funeral Service

Tuesday

5

Dec

1:00 PM
Houlton Wesleyan Church

18 Kelleran Street
Houlton, Me 04730

Reception

Tuesday

5

Dec

2:00 PM
Houlton Wesleyan Church

18 Kelleran Street
Houlton, Me 04730

The family welcomes you to join them for a reception immediately following the service at the church.

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