William "Bill" P. Black

June 29, 1938February 27, 2019
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William P. “Bill” Black, age 80, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Clifton Rehabilitation Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Elaine (Dempsey) Black.

Born in Fall River, MA a son of the late Francis and the late Irene (Riley) Black he was a longtime resident of Westport.

A graduate of Coyle Cassidy High School in Taunton he was a veteran of the United States Army National Guard serving as a Captain. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Rhode Island.

As a Plant Manager, he worked for Raytheon, Hammel Dahl and Kennedy Valve before becoming owner and president of J.F. Moran Company and J.F. Moran Trucking Company for over 30 years.

A true outdoorsman and sportsman he was a member of the Narragansett Gun Club and the Fall River Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed hunting, boating and skeet and trap shooting.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth “Betty” Robson and her husband George of Lincoln, RI and Victoria “Vicki” Black Corey and her husband Brian Corey, Jr.; three brothers, F. Robert Black, Michael Black and James Black; three sisters, Eleanor Furtado, Eileen Kelly and Margaret Maccarone; four grandchildren, Daphne and Ethan Robson and Aidan and Sam Corey; many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Clifton nursing and hospice staff for their care and compassion.

His visitation will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, MA followed by a private funeral service. Contributions may be made in his honor to Southcoast VNA Hospice, 200 Mill Rd., St. 120, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and tributes,


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  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019

William "Bill" P. Black

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Joseph Twomey

March 21, 2019

We offer our condolences to the Black family. They are great people and were there when Bill's first cousins Pauline and Davy died. We mourn their passing.
Joe and Mary Twomey

Ed and Nancy (Santos) Ferreira

March 9, 2019

Our sincere sympathy to the Black Family on the loss of Bill, our good childhood friend and classmate.

Ed and Nancy (Santos) Ferreira
Homosassa, Florida

Steve & Brenda Lopes

March 3, 2019

Our deepest sympathy go out to the entire Black family.We have many good memories of rides on tug boats supplied by the Black brothers during Fall River Celebrates America.
Our next door neighbors Charley & Maureen Curtis included us on these fun filled sojourn’s.
Bill & Mike Black always were there for our city and they never forgot their roots. Bill will be missed but his spirit will live on as it could never die. Smooth sailing my friend and may God welcome you to a new home 🍀
Steve & Brenda Lopes
Marco Island FL

Mary & Walter Quinn

March 2, 2019

To the Black family:

We are very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. We always enjoyed being in his company. Please accept our sincere condolences at this difficult time.

Mary and Walter Quinn

Peggy & Jim Luce

March 2, 2019

To: Betty and Vicki,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of your father. He was a man of many accomplishments. He certainly enjoyed his life and his family. He will truly be missed.
His days of suffering are over. May he rest in peace.

Sharon Brown

March 2, 2019

I was very sorry to hear of Bill passing. He was a wonderful man I can remember him coming into J F Moran with a smile on his face greeting everyone and ready to help when needed. My prayers go out to Vicki and Betty as well as to the rest of the family. I remember all the good times and believe that is what we should do

Bill you are with God now peace be with you


March 1, 2019

It's hard to express my feelings or put into words the sorrow I felt for Bill during his illness over these past years. He was my boss, my friend and always made himself available when I needed him. I always could depend on him for his support and his logical prospective on things.

Bill had a great impact on my life and I will always remember him and the Black family for the many good years they gave me at JF Moran.
Our sincere condolences to Betty, Vicki and the entire Black family,
Ed & Maureen Lanfredi
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Susan Nadeau

March 1, 2019

Dear Betty, Vicki and Family.
We are so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man, your Father Bill.
Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting or knowing him, we do know of all the warm hearted stories and tributes from others over the years of your Father Bill. He was so loved by many! May his loving memories comfort you all during this time and know we have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Much Love, Susan Nadeau and Christine Holzhauer.

Eddie Rodrigues

March 1, 2019

To my dear friend and father figure for the last 34 years whose advice, knowledge and kindness has helped me throughout my years here as I grew into the man I have become. I have no idea what my life would have been like had I not come to work at J.F. Moran Trucking Co. at the age of 21 and I am happy and proud to still be here with the company that Bill built up from its infancy and his daughters - Betty and Vicki continue to nurture.

It is with great sadness and sorrow that I write these words and I will remember Bill and his cigars forever.

May he rest in peace.

Josephine Murray

March 1, 2019

My dear friend and boss of 41
years. No one ever had a better friend than Bill. His family is a reflection of all that he was. His wonderful wife Elaine was my best friend and is still missed to this day. I watched his beautiful daughters Betty and Vicki grow up and become incredible people that followed the example of their parents. I will never forget Bill and all that he did for me and for my family. Rest in peace dear friend.