WORCESTER: Willis E. “Bill” Hebb, 90, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He leaves his wife of 68 years, Myrtle M. (Faulkenham) Hebb; a son, Donald S. Hebb and his wife Stephanie Kissiday of Worcester; a daughter, Karen E. Berggren; a brother, M. Robert Hebb; 3 granddaughters; 7 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A son, Edward C. Hebb of Worcester, died November 25, 2001. He was born July 15, 1925 in Stoneham, MA, son of the late Merle W. and Catherine W. (Crouse) Hebb and lived here most of his life. He graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was discharged as a full Lieutenant.
Bill was a master mold maker at Norton Company where he worked for 38 years until retiring in 1990. He had previously worked briefly at Reed & Prince Manufacturing and at International Harvester. He was a longtime member of Greendale People's Church where he once served as a Deacon and former Chairman of the Selah Committee. He had also been an active member of the Greendale Retired Men’s Club and a member of VFW Post 462 in Boston. He enjoyed playing golf, cards, bridge and camping.
There are no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA. The family suggests donations in Bill’s memory be made to the Edward C. Hebb - Selah Endowment Fund, c/o Greendale People's Church, 25 Francis St., Worcester, MA 01606. Kelly Funeral Home, 154 Lincoln St., is assisting the family.
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