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“We just arrived back from Ireland and we were so sad to heard of Bill's passing. We have been in this neighborhood with Billy across the street for...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy and Tony Cail - Reading, MA

“So,sorry for your loss ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Stanton - Melrose, MA

“Ann and Tim: i was saddened to read of your Dad's passing. We had many good times together that I will always remember. Condolences to you and your...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: David Carroll - WILMINGTON, MA

“Sylvia and I have many good memories of visits to Reading, Wakefield area to visit Della and Billy.. Always most gracious hosts and fun to be around....Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Roger Robinson - Family

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5 of 17 | Posted by: Jake Devaney

“Dear Annie.I was shocked to hear about Billy's death. I am s o sorry for your loss. He was great to be around, I loved his stories about Maine.I...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Loretta Beaird - Reading, MA

“I am sorry for your loss Tim and family. I will pray for your peace at this time. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Hamilton - Melrose, MA

“I loved the story cousin Billy told me about when not too long ago a friend from the Legion, I believe, offered to take him up in a plane during one...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: MaryRose (Macklin) Ferguson - MA

“Sorry to hear about this. My brother Jake and I played golf many times with Bill, including the memorable day (as Jake has already mentioned) when...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Devaney - Oakland, CA

“I'm so sad to hear about Bill's passing. In school we called him "Billie." He was my neighbor and childhood friend, plus Jr. High and Reading High...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: jean corindia - Reading, MA

“We are very sad for your loss. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Bob & Gina & Jonathan Higgins - ME

“Sorry to hear about my buddy Bill, I shared a lot of laughs, a few drinks, and several rounds of golf with Bill, including the time Bill had a hole...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Jake Devaney - Reading, MA

“Tom & I are so sorry to hear this. He was an awesome guy. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Ward - North Andover, MA

“Marcia and family, sorry for your loss with your step-father's passing. I am your mother's 1st cousin from Hoyt, NB Canada ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Dorothy Moore - Hoyt, NB - Family

“We are so sorry for your loss. That smile shows what a wonderful person and gift he was in your life. God bless you and be with you. Love, the...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: JANETandTED RICCI - PELHAM, NH

“Best to you and your family Ann sorry for your loss The Gately Family ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: John Gately - Melrose, MA

“Annie and Tim, we are so very sad to hear about your Dad. Billy was such a great guy and fun to be with. Our thoughts are with you in this time of...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy MacLeod - Lake Havasu City, AZ


William Burke High, of Reading, Friday, June 28, 2019, at the age of 82. Husband of the late Della (Moore) High. Son of the late Ernest and Mary (Burke) High. Brother of the late Ann (High) Mahoney. Father of Ann Norton and her husband Paul and Timothy High and his wife Amy. Step Father of Marci Silvano and her husband David. Grandfather of Ryan High, Margaret Norton, Abigail and Margaret High, Michael and Michaila Silvano and the late Matthew Silvano. Great grandfather of Isla and Madeline Silvano.

Bill was a veteran, having served in the United States Army and was an avid golfer. He worked for the Town of Reading as a civil engineer for 44 years.

Funeral from the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., READING on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Bill's Eternal Life at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading, at 10:30am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Bill's family a t the funeral home on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 from 4 to 8pm. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

Interment will be in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

Please consider making a donation in Bill's Memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

For further information www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.