William D. "Bill" Cohen
William D. “Bill” Cohen passed away peacefully after a long illness on June 6, 2019 at the age of 62.
Born in Boston, Bill lived in Canton his entire life. He graduated from Canton High School and was founder/owner of W.D. Cohen Contracting Corp from 1978 to present. Bill served on many boards in the town of Canton throughout the years including the Purchasing Committee, Capital Outlay Committee and was Chairman of the Reservoir Pond Advisory Committee.
Bill was a member of the Canton Town Club, The Ridge Club in Sandwich, MA and a proud member of Wampatuck Country Club in Canton where he oversaw vast improvements over the last two decades to the golf course and clubhouse and was serving in his 20th year as President.
One of Bill’s greatest joys was serving as President of the Canton Little League for five years. Under his guidance, he was instrumental in constructing the first new baseball diamond in 50 years (Sullivan Field) and secured funding through the Board of Selectmen for new lights at Sullivan, Crawford and Ruane Fields.
Beloved husband of Janice (Waterman). Father of John “Jack” William and Julia Anne Cohen. Son of the late Robert J. Cohen, Sr. and late Helen (Sykes) Cohen. Brother of Ann Adams and her husband Robert of Norwood, Ellen Carter and her husband Daniel of Canton, Kathryn Springer and her husband Jonathan of Canton and North Port, FL and Robert J Cohen Jr and his wife Michelle of Canton. He leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours are at Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington Street in Canton on Sunday from 4pm-8pm. Funeral Mass at St. Gerard Majella Church Canton Monday at 10 am. Burial private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to one of his favorite organizations that supports military veterans in Canton and surrounding communities:
Town of Canton Veterans Services 801 Washington Street Canton, MA 02021. Many thanks to the Tippett Hospice Home for the wonderful care Bill received. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to: Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home, 920 South Street, Needham., MA 02492.