GLOUCESTER - Mr. William E. Haselgard, 83, of Gloucester passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at home.
William was born April 13, 1934 in Gloucester. He received an honorary Diploma from Gloucester High School. Bill was a lifelong resident of Gloucester. He is the son of the late Albert and Johanna (Young) Haselgard.
Bill worked as a Commercial lobsterman on the Annisquam River on the Cindy Woo. He also ran the Dun Fudgin Bost Ramp which was built by his father in 1898. He was a former boat yard worker for many years for Andy Dominic at the Cape Ann Marina. He also worked as a security guard for the Gloucester High for 11 years.
He was a United States Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Where he was a member of the Atomic Sailors aboard the USS Wright of 1954, part of Operation Wigmam.
He was a member of the Lester S. Wass, Post # 3 American Legion. He was a self taught pianist and played the harmonica and constantina. His favorite tune was 128 Boogie which he wrote.
He is survived by his loving daughter Cindy Burke and her husband Scott of Gloucester. He is the loving and devoted grandfather to Katie-Lyn and Kyleigh Burke. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marion Haselgard of Gloucester, his good friend, Joe Orange of Gloucester as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Carlton S., Elliott R., Albert "Junie", George O., Edwin W., Leland O. and Harold L. Haselgard and his sisters, Marion P. Stanton and Alice Haselgard.
William's visiting hours will be in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. His Funeral Service will be in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Beechbrook Cemetery. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Published on March 2, 2018