BELFAST — William W. “Bill” Burrows died at his home on Monday, July 11, 2022, with his wife of nearly 39 years and children at his side. It was just 25 days after learning he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Bill was born in Holden,  Mass., on March 5, 1940, to William and June (Stuart) Burrows.

He was a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School ’58 in Holden. A brief tour in the U.S. Army followed, then by a 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force. Following his retirement, Bill was a groundskeeper at various condos in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Fla., area. He returned to his New England roots in June 2000.

Bill leaves behind his beloved wife Pamela (Hill) of Belfast, son Gary and wife Lisa, and daughters Penny and Cindy and their families; granddaughter Heather and her husband John, and grandson Tony Jr.; and great-grandchildren Natalie and Garrett, both in North Carolina. Bill also leaves his sister Robin Tibbetts and family of Pennsylvania, and brothers Stuart Greenlaw and James Burrows and their families of Massachusetts; also his stepchildren Deborah McMahon and family of Missouri, Paul Huntley of Massachusetts, and Matthew, Jennifer and Katie Swanson, all of Florida, whom he essentially raised.

Bill insisted there be no services, so please consider making a donation to your local animal shelter in his memory.  Condolences may be shared on his tribute wall at

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