William Joseph "Bill" Bird, Jr.

  • Born: February 11, 1970
  • Died: January 19, 2021
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Longtime Stoneham resident with a big heart & gentle soul.

Message From The Family

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William Joseph Bird, Jr. of Stoneham passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his home. He was 50 years of age.

Born on February 11, 1970, Bill is the beloved son of William J. Bird and Sandra (Mitchell) Bird. Bill is a warm and gentle son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.

A longtime Stoneham resident, Billy excelled as a heavy equipment operator for 27 years in Local 4. He enjoyed being surrounded by his family especially on vacations and Sunday funday by the pool. He loved watching sports especially the Patriots and Bruins. His absolute favorite sports to watch were his kids, Billy the third in hockey and Kayleigh in basketball.

Billy was most known for his big heart and gentle soul. He made friends everywhere he went. Billy was loved by every life that he crossed paths with. He will forever be loved and cherished through the countless memories we have all made with him throughout the years.

Bill is the devoted father of William J. Bird, III and Kayleigh Bird. The cherished grandfather of Breelyn and Mason Bird, he is the dear brother of Allison Limone and her husband James. Bill is also lovingly survived by his nieces Jessica, Alyssa, Victoria and countless friends.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Bill's Eternal Life will be held on Tuesday, January 26th at 10am in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. STONEHAM. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH. Covid protocols will be followed.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Bill's Family on Monday, January 25th from 3-7pm in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Per MA regulations, face coverings must be worn while at the Funeral Home and not more than 25% capacity will be allowed in the Funeral Home at one time.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Bill by making donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

For more information, www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome


Condolence & Memory Journal

Bill and Sandra: We just 'caught up' with this in studying the site here and we wish to express our sorrow and wishes for peace to you both and Bill Jr.'s family. Your lives historically mean a lot to us and know how much your son and his life mean to you. May God give you peace and patience as well as closeness to your family during this healing time. Our care and friendship always. Frank ' Lefty' Pignone, Rose, and Family.

Posted by Frank & Rose Pignone - Stoneham, MA - Friend   March 30, 2021

May God bless you and give you hope during this sad time. Please accept my sincere condolences, I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by R.L.    February 14, 2021

I am so sorry for you and your family ! I wish you Rest in Eternal Peace and may the Lord keep you forever at his side . Bill I am so sad for you . I just found out of your son's passing . My Sincere Condolences to you and your family . Respectfully , John Anastas .

Posted by John Anastas - Stoneham, MA - Family Friend   February 12, 2021

21. May the Lord keep you safe under His wing as you begin to navigate this new existence. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Rick & Kathy Castrucci - Pelham, NH - Family Friend   January 25, 2021

I send my thoughts and prayers to Billy's family. I've only known him in these last few years. Billy was everything i have read. He was a gentle man with a big heart. I will miss you my friend. I hope to see you down the road. Rest in peace.

Posted by Larry Sullivan - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 25, 2021

My dear friend, sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers will be with Sandra and you.
Jim Langone

Posted by JAMES LANGONE - WAKEFIELD, MA - Friend   January 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Bird family at this very sad time. We hope that your faith will give you strength and that time will ease your pain. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Rest In Peace, Bill

Posted by Beverly & John DeVirgilio - Lynnfield, MA - Family Friend   January 24, 2021

Rest In Peace Billy my friend and local 4 brother

Posted by Eddie Mattuchio - Ipswich, MA - Friend   January 24, 2021


He will be missed and I am devestated of his passing. We always had a great. Time when we were able to be in each other's company. He was a kind hearted gentle man, that was loved by all. You are now with Auntie Jane and Papa Mitchell and the lord. Till we meet again cousin, rest easy and give everyone a big hug and a kiss from me. Love you Billy

Posted by Anthony Crilley - Amesbury, MA - Family   January 23, 2021

To Bill and Sandra, My deepest and heartfelt condolences for the sudden passing of your son Bill. What very sad news I heard all the way here in France from FB where I now reside. My heart goes out to you both and the whole family. Know that he will be in my prayers and may God give you all the graces and a source of strength and peace in this really difficult time.

Posted by Cheryl Nahas - Friend   January 23, 2021

We are so sorry about the sudden passing of Bill. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Joanne and Dennis Taliaferro

Posted by Joanne St Ives-Taliaferro - Haverhill, MA - Family Friend   January 23, 2021


Bill is a great guy and will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mom/Dad and the entire family.

Posted by Bill Childs - Stoneham, MA - Friend   January 23, 2021

My hearts go out to you all. I am so very sorry for this loss. My prayers go to you all

Posted by Patricia Karakashian - Lynn, MA - Friend   January 23, 2021

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