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William Smith McCormick "Bill" was born in Springfield on March 6, 1951 and passed away peacefully on Thursday alongside his loved ones. Bill was the loving and devoted husband of 18 years to Clare McCormick of Adare, Ireland; brother to Peter and Ellen McCormick of Collingswood, N.J., Ann McCormick of Newmarket, New Hampshire, Katherine McCormick and Michael Ablowich of Greenland, N.H. and Michael and Stella McCormick of Newburyport. Bill was a loving uncle to Casey, Megan, Hannah and Jack McCormick and Connor Ablowich; and had a large extended family in Limerick, Ireland, including his parents in-law, Thomas and Christina Fitzgerald. Born to Michael and Marcelle McCormick, Bill was raised in Andover, graduated from Andover High School, and attended the University of New Hampshire. Bill devoted his life to helping the homeless and people suffering with addictions and changed many lives in his work. An avid car enthusiast, Bill enjoyed long rides with Clare along the New England coast in his Corvette and attending car shows. He was a diehard Patriots fan and never missed a game alongside family and friends. More than anything, Bill enjoyed spending time with his beloved family and many friends and taking trips to Ireland. He will be sorely missed by all. 
Family and friends may call on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport, followed by burial at Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover.
Memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 12, 2016
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