Air Force veteran; age 77
After a courageous battle with leukemia, Bill passed away on Wed., Sept. 5,
2017 at the Veterans Administrative Hospital in West Roxbury with family
A proud Air Force veteran during the Vietnam era, he proudly served with the
USAF Security Service for over three years.
He was born and raised in Lynn, Mass. and graduated from Lynn Trade and
later, the University of Massachusetts in Boston thanks to the GI Bill.
He had a number of successful sales jobs, travelling
nationally and internationally over the years. He ended his illustrious
career as the general manager of ATI in Peterborough, N.H.
He always said his legacy will always be his family first, along with the
time he served for the USAF.
One of his passions, later in life, was his relationship with his
grandchildren, including his attendance at dozens of games and school
An avid golfer, he started playing as a junior at Happy Valley Golf Course in
Lynn. He enjoyed playing golf his entire life, having a son that still plays
professionally in south Florida.
Bill was son of the late Clayton J. Burt and Ursula (Pierce) Burt, and
beloved husband of Beatrice Torney-Burt. He was
preceded in death by his son, Joseph A. Burt. Devoted father to Willam F. Burt Jr. and his wife, Mary of North Andover;
Meredith T. Bunker and her husband, Steven, of Topsfield; Gerard C. Burt of
North Palm Beach, Florida; Christopher J. Burt and Ellen Yameen
Burt of Andover; Michael A. Burt of Gloucester; and Keith J. Burt of Boca
Raton, Florida; Also survived by six grandchildren; Craig J. Bunker of
Minneapolis; Dr. Drew Bunker of Cambridge; Trent D. Bunker of Topsfield;
Maxwell J. Burt of North Andover; Caroline Burt of North Palm Beach, Fla.;
and Scarlet Burt of Andover.
Bill is also survived by the children of his wife, Beatrice; Catherine M.
Ponte and her husband David, of Pembroke; Kerry A. Newcomb and her husband
David of Milton; and four grandchildren, Michael Ponte and Caitlin Ponte of
Pembroke, Danielle Newcomb and Kyle Newcomb of Milton.
He is also survived by brothers Robert Burt of Swampscott and Alfred Burt of
Delaware; and sister Mary Cameron and her husband Tom of New Hampshire,
Kathleen O'Neil and her husband Bob of Lynn, and Barbara White her husband
Billy of Oxford, Mass. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass with a celebration of his life for family and friends will be
at The Chapel at Merrimack College in North Andover on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Any donations should be to his favorite charity -- Disabled Americans
Veterans Charity. Send to DAV, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio,