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Denis Williams, born March 19, 1926, in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom was Promoted to Glory on July 30, 2021, after a lengthy illness at the age of 95 years.  Denis is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Marion (Deane) Williams.  He is also survived by Marion’s daughter Joanna S Ruggiero and her daughter Megan Temple and his granddaughter Lily Marie Williams.  He was proceeded in death by his son, Rhys Denis Williams and his parents William John and Mary Jane (Hurford) Williams.

Denis served with honor in the United States Navy during World War ll.   Denis was an avid reader and enjoyed world affairs, politics, religion, and history.  After the war he was employed as an engineer involved mostly in research.  He enjoyed playing the harmonica and taking long drives with his wife.

At Denis’s request there will be no viewing or service, except an internment service at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.

Those wishing to attend are asked to please meet just inside the main gate of the cemetery by 10:45 am at which time we will travel in procession to his resting place.

Massachusetts Covid – 19 guidelines ask that anyone NOT VACCINATED please wear a mask while at the service in the cemetery.



# Steve Carroll 2021-07-31 19:45
Denis, you taught me much. Your greatest lesson to me was to learn to listen. You were like a Dad to me. A very good Dad. Betzann, Stephen, Helen and my self will miss you very much. For along time we talked every night. I will miss out chats. We loved you.
# Stephen Carroll 2021-08-01 12:40
On a particulary nasty winter day in 1993 I knocked on your door and asked if you wanted your driveway shoveled. You hired me that morning and you were my last house that day…

2 hours later I had shoveled every flake of snow from the driveway, the sidewalk, the paths. That was our first meeting. I thought you were tough as nails and I could find easier yard work customers but I kept coming because you were fair and honest.

You also just happened to be coming out of your house almost every time I passed on the way home from school. You were kind.

As our families became closer your kindness revealed itself in so many ways. Kindness is so undervalued in today’s world. Thank You Denis for being kind to me:
# Joanna Ruggiero 2021-09-26 19:29
I will miss our telephone conversations, always very lengthy, never without humor. We discussed everything from donuts to politics and then some. There were times when our conversations were quite serious. If I was troubled I would ask for Den's advice. He would offer his guidance. All conversations ended with Denis saying, "OK kid, I love you. God Bless. Be a good girl.
I love you too Den. You were a great Dad. I will hold you in my heart.

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