William (Bill) Maurice Gustin III, 72, of Abington, formerly of Randolph, passed away
unexpectedly on April 11 th , surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born in Dorchester to the late William and Mildred (Greeley) Gustin. He was a graduate of the Christopher Columbus High School in Boston and Massachusetts College of Art. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Bill spent his career as an incredibly talented graphic design artist. In retirement, he spent his days enjoying an extensive and admirable list of hobbies – fishing, drawing, painting, photography, carving signs, making fishing lures, developing family videos for every holiday, and manicuring his lawn to perfection. He could usually be found in his art studio or garage listening to all his favorite music, especially movie soundtracks composed by John Williams. Bill loved being on the water – whether it was his little rowboat as a child, fishing from the shores of Cape Cod, or on the ‘Mattara’, his boat later in life named after his cherished son and daughter. He spent countless family vacations on Lake Winnipesaukee, Cape Cod, Loon Mountain, Lake Sunapee and the Outer Banks, where he was always the life of the party. Anyone who knew Bill, knew that he had an incredible gift for making you laugh and feel welcome. His sense of humor lit up the room. He was a humble man who was totally unaware of the impact he made on the lives of so many.
Bill was a true family man – first and foremost, he provided endless love. His wife, children and granddaughters were the center of his world, and he would do anything to make them happy. His best attribute was he gave freely – his time, his love, his commitment, his talents. Whatever was asked of him, he was there to make it happen. In the end, it was never about him, it was always about his family.
Beloved husband of forty-three years to Susan K. (Ricca) Gustin, devoted father of Tara K. Kosak and her husband Richard of Hanover, Matthew W. Gustin and his partner Lauren Carpenter of Watertown, loving Papa of Paige & Lucille Kosak, dear brother of the late Michael Gustin and his wife Anne of Duxbury, Diane DeLuca, and her husband Guy of Plymouth, and Karen Monteforte and her husband Joe of Randolph. Bill is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews.
“Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides”
A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, April 19 th at 11 a.m. at Quealy Funeral Home in
Abington. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home are on
Monday April 18 th from 5p.m.-8p.m. You are invited to visit www.quealyandson.com for more
details. For those who wish, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the Disabled Veterans
Association, P.O. Box 14301 | Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or by visiting www.dav.org.
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