William Frederick Small

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William Frederick Small
1944 - 2017
AUGUSTA
- William Frederick Small passed away on Oct. 2, 2017, at Maine Medical Center in Portland with his wife Joyce, daughter Sue, and many family members by his side.
Bill was born on Jan. 10, 1944, to Richard V. and Rosalie (Best) Small. He graduated from Cony High School in 1962. He attended Gates Business School and later graduated from Thomas College in Waterville in 1969.
For 25 years, he worked at Lewiston High School, teaching accounting and business courses.
Bill married Joyce Holmes on June 18, 1966, at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church. After living in a tiny house on Taylor Street for a few years, they built their home onThree Cornered Pond in Augusta.
Bill loved fishing and riding around in his motor boat. He was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. He loved spending time at the lake with his family, especially when his grandchildren came to visit. Bill enjoyed talking to his friends at Dunkin Donuts and drinking his DD coffee. Bill was known for his quick wit and ability to deliver a one-liner.
He was predeceased by his beloved son, Shawn Michael Small. He was also predeceased by his older brother, Richard E. Small, and his sister, Katherine L. Small.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Holmes) Small and his daughter, Susan Margaret (Small) Von Oesen and her husband Jamie of Unity; along with his grandchildren, who brought much joy to his life, Shawn Michael, Jordan Rose, and Shane William Von Oesen all of Unity; two brothers, Edward C. Small and his wife Peggy of Washington, Conn., and James B. Small and his partner, Anita, of Augusta, his sisters-in-law Judie Lewis, and Jany Choate and her husband Philip, and his brother-in-law Richard Holmes and his wife Theresa, all of Augusta; many nieces and nephews; and his aunt and uncle, Jackie and Bob Cressey of Brunswick.
There will be no visitation or service per Bill's request. The family will hold a private burial. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2 - 4 p.m. at Bill & Joyce's house.



Published in Central Maine on Oct. 6, 2017