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Many people pass through our lives, but few leave as lasting of an impression as 82-year-old, Jack Leo Williams. Jack passed away on December 31, 2023.

He and his wife Linda, married forty-nine years, have lived in Falmouth for twenty-three years. He was born in Dorchester to Fred and Florence Williams, but when Jack’s dad died, the family moved to Avon. Jack went to work at twelve setting in place his life-long belief, “I was put on this earth to work.”

A 1959 graduate of Avon High School, he continued working at a new Bradlees Department Store, setting up and managing their newly created toy department.

In the early 1980’s he became a partner of what would become Freud, Morris, and Willims, better known as FMW, a toy manufacturer rep business on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which represented Domestic and International Toy factory manufacturers. For over half a century, he traveled extensively working in the Toy business throughout his New England territory, with over thirty trips to Hong Kong, eventually retiring at 78.

In 2015, Jack was honored by the Officers and Board of Directors of the American International Toy Industry Association for his attendance at the New York’s annual Toy Fair for 50 + years in a row!

He helped countless people throughout his personal and business career, always lending a helping hand if needed. He was well-known for his grumpy persona, but underneath his gruff exterior was a heart of gold, and he was respected by all who knew him.

His children include Kellie Wilder of Onset, Jeff Williams of Carver, John Crowley of Wareham, and they’re always missed, the late Kathleen Hanson, as well as 6 Grandchildren & 4 Great Grandchildren. Siblings include his sister Pat Olson and husband Arthur of Avon, and the late Margaret Iavelo and brother the late Fred Williams. He will forever be sadly missed for all that knew him.

Visiting hours will be held from 1 – 4 PM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 475 Main Street, Falmouth, MA on Sunday January 7th. A Mass of Holy Resurrection will be held on Monday, January 8 at 10 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth, MA, followed by internment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Gifford Street, Falmouth.

In lieu of flowers or any gifts please make a donation to Shriners Hospital Childrens Fund @ www.donate.lovetotherescue.org, or to the American Diabetes Association @ www.diabetes.org/ways-to-contribute.

For online obituary, directions and guestbook visit www.chapmanfuneral.com.


Posted online on January 03, 2024

Published in The Enterprise