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Captain Bill Scanlon
  • In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr, Natick, MA 01760.

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“Betty & Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I very much enjoyed working with him, you and your great staff at Scanlon & Co. Bill will be...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Andrea Terio - Nosrfolk, MA

“Dear Betty Ann,I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have a lifetime of memories with Bill and Brendan, they will be sorely missed. Bill loved...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Len Cannistraro - St Marys, GA

“Elizabeth and I extend our sincere condolences to BettyAnn and family. Bill was a very good and honorable man, who had a great sense of humor and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Healy - Needham, MA

“Betty Ann and family, Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, still...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Virginia Trabish - South Weymouth, MA

“I am very sorry for the loss of a great man. My thoughts and prayers to the Scanlon family ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Billings - Sandwich, MA

“I've known Bill for 30 or more years. I always enjoyed listening to his keen perspective on the world, be it politics, religion, the economy, etc....Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Theodore Polansky - Needham, MA

“To the Scanlon Family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, and "puppy". Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Ellie Broadbent - Dracut, MA

“Betty Ann,I was so sorry to hear about Billy's passing. I pray that your family find peace.Cheryl ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Stover Claney - Northbrook, IL

“Deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Frank Cawley - Plainville, CT

“BettyAnn, Alissa and Stacey, I am so sorry. I will always remember meeting you all. Bill was larger than life. I loved his smile and infectious laugh...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Vanessa DeGier - Santa Rosa, CA

“We weren't together often, but when we were, we made the best of it. Bill took me to my first bar... and he piloted our giant pontoon on Tahoe. I...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Peter Navin - Hampton, VA

“When I was a child and young man, if we were doing something that involved Bill or "the Scanlon's" it meant it was going to be fun. Whether skiing,...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: David Cannistraro - Westford, MA

“There are so many happy memories of Bill. Primary Ones that come to mind are his love of fishing and traveling second only to his family. We will...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Karen and Billy McDaniel - MA


William R. Scanlon, 68, of Needham died peacefully Sunday, July 2nd 2017 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Bill is survived by his devoted wife, BettyAnn (Navin) Scanlon, his daughters Alissa Cameron and husband Collin of Milton and Stacey Cawley and her husband Matt of Medfield, and son William Ross Scanlon and his fiance Caitlin Smith of Fayetteville, NC. Son of the late William E. Scanlon and Vivian (Paquette) Scanlon, he was the brother of Patricia of Augusta MI, Michael and his wife Donna of Hingham, James of Newton, Katherine of Walpole, Marguerite of Mansfield, and John and his wife Phyllis of Medfield. Beloved "Puppy" to grandchildren Delaney and Paige Cameron, Anna and Elle Cawley.
Bill was raised and resided in Needham where he was an arborist, local business owner and member of the Needham Village Club. Among a myriad of licenses, certifications and membership he was most proud of his US Coast Guard Master 100 ton vessel captain license and IGFA Charter boat license. He cherished his custom Duffy "Hooked On" fishing boat and enjoyed fishing and lobstering. He had a passion for traveling the world.
Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ae, Needham, on Thursday, July 6th from 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Bill's Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1362 Highland Ave, Needham, on Friday at 10 am. Interment will follow at Needham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr, Natick, MA 01760.