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January 15, 2020


William P. "Billy Wadman, a lifelong Charlestown resident, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 73 years of age.

Billy was born in Boston on September 20, 1946, a son of the late Harold N. Wadman and Louise (Nelson) Wadman. He grew up in a Charlestown where he was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Boston English High School in 1964. He later went on to further his education at the University of Maryland and the University of New Mexico where he excelled in swimming. Billy worked as a hot dog vendor and was well known for his locations at the Boston Common and Post Office Square for over 40 years. He was an accomplished swimmer in his youth at the Charlestown Boys Club.

Billy is the beloved husband of 45 years to Patricia A. (Natale) Wadman. He is the devoted father of Beth Wadman, Steven Wadman, Patty Dickenson, Brian Wadman and his wife Natchawi and Billy Wadman. He is the loving Papa and Pops to Liam, Dylan, Jack, Alaina, Avery, Braeden, Cullen, Catherine, Aaron, Ethan, and Kayleigh. He is the beloved brother of Karen McCarthy and her husband Mike, Joan Kelley and her husband Orick, and the late Gael Lee. He is the beloved son-in-law of Josephine Natale. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. He is a dear and loyal friend of Bill W.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Billy's Funeral on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 A.M. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 55 Warren St. Charlestown at 10 A.M. His burial will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. His visiting hours will be on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2 to 6 P.M. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Billy's name to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, Mass. 02129

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Carr Funeral Services
220 Bunker Hill Street
Charlestown, MA 02129