US Coast Guard

Phillip J. Williams

November 17, 1947 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 72)


Phillip J. Williams, 72, of Mansfield passed away on November 9, 2020. He was the dear and devoted husband for 50 years of Roberta (Saliba) Williams.

Born in Evanston, IL on November 17, 1947 he was the son of the late John and Dorothy (Kirby) Williams. After graduating high school, Phillip served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970. He soon met the love of his life, Roberta, in Boston. They married and settled in the Boston area. Phillip earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Northeastern University while working as a Corrections Officer at the Norfolk County House of Corrections. Phillip later worked for 25 years as a motorcycle police officer at Boston College. In addition to social gatherings with friends and family, Phillip loved motorcycles, boating, fishing, camping and traveling with family. He especially loved his greyhounds.

In addition to his wife Roberta, Phillip is survived by their children, Christine Esmeraldo and her husband Michael of Norton, and David Williams of Middletown, RI; their grandchildren Tyler and Cameron Williams, and Jarrod and Grace Esmeraldo; his brother Paul and Paul’s wife Janice of IL. He was also the brother of the late Gary Williams and brother in law of Linda William's of IL.

Relatives and friends are welcome to the visiting hours Thursday November 12, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre St.) West Roxbury. Visitors will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and limit their time in the funeral home. Funeral Service Friday November 13, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Cathedral 7 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury. Please see below for funeral live-stream information.  Interment at North Purchase Cemetery in Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Greyhound Rescue of N.E., Inc or to the Cathedral.

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November 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home
8 Spring Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Service
November 13, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Cathedral
7 V.F.W. Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Interment following funeral service
November 13, 2020

North Purchase Cemetery
825 N. Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

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