William "Billy" R. Almeida

September 5, 1966December 31, 2018

William R. “Billy” Almeida, age 52 of Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care, Fall River, formerly of Westport passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 in Charlton Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Linda M. (Santos) Pacheco and James S. Pacheco of Westport and son of William S. Almeida of Florida.

Born in Fall River, Billy lived in Westport for 18 years. He sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a head on crash on RT 88 in 1985. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church and was the president of the teen club for three years. He had graduated with honors from Westport High School, class of 1984.

His visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter Street, Fall River, MA 02720. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Billy’s name may be made to: Department of Dentistry, Franciscan Children’s Hospital, 30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135 or Burial is Private. To leave a note of condolence:


  • Department fo Dentistry, Franciscan Children's Hospital



  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019


  • Burial Private

William "Billy" R. Almeida

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Attorney Eileen Mullen

January 4, 2019

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thank you for the many years of sharing Billy's story to the students in our community. Billy's story has touched so many.

Manny & Ellie Leite

January 3, 2019

Dear Jimmy / Linda & Family: We send our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved Billy. He fought a brave fight with his illness. God's Word tells us that The Angels of Heaven rejoice when God calls one of his children Home. We can only imagine the joyous music from The Heavenly Choir as The Angels escorted Billy into The Majestic Presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God bless each of you and may you feel His comfort at this most difficult time of sadness and loss. God bless you all.

Michelle Peixoto

January 3, 2019

May he Rest in Peace. I only knew him for a short time when we were in middle school. To his mom, were his tireless advocate and thru that advocacy I am sure you saved many many lives. Always pushing for tougher laws for Drunk Driving with unrelenting pressure; and even continuing your advocacy into Child Lures program. Billy is now an angel on your shoulder. God Bless you, and may He strengthen you as you move forward thru the days, and months ahead. The pictures you posted are great. Billy always smiled with his eyes:)
With Sympathy,

Billy Douthit

January 3, 2019

Rest In Peace cousin knowing you were never forgotten . I’ll always remember you as a pleasure to be around and the apple of your moms eye. Lots of love still coming your way. Love , your cousin Billy

Jim and Jian Smith

January 3, 2019

Linda and Jim, we are so sorry for your loss. We know that Billy is resting in peace with the Lord, so please take comfort.

We are sure Billy is so proud of his mom and all she did to fight against drunk driving and the many lives saved because of your efforts Linda.

Unfortunately we are traveling out of state and unable to attend the services, but are hearts and prayers are with you.

Sandra Rodrigues Teixeira

January 3, 2019

So sorry to hear about Billy’s passing. I have many fine memories of time spent with him. Billy was a special young man. May he Rest In Peace ❤️

Linda Pacheco

January 2, 2019

Billy fought hard for 33 years after a tragic crash on RT 88 in Westport, July 14, 1985 when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). His struggles have ended and he is at peace and home with the Lord. My heart is broken and I will miss him every day, until I join him in Heaven. I will miss his bright eyes and his smile.