William T. Gurnett

May 10, 1965March 20, 2021

William T. Gurnett, age 55, of Braintree, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

Born in Fall River, he was the son of Margaret (Almond) Gurnett and the late William R. Gurnett.

Will attended B.M.C. Durfee High School and was a member of the United States Army Reserve for 6 years. Throughout his life Will was a fisherman, laborer, and worked in the addiction and mental health field where he was employed when he passed. He was his happiest while living in Boston employed as a tour guide while operating trolleys and duck boats. He gave informative tours of Boston history and his unique sense of humor made the tours memorable. He was an avid fan of all New England Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Besides his beloved mother, Will is survived by his sisters, Nancy Pacheco and her husband Antonio of Fall River and Mary Ellen Cash and her husband Darrell of Edina, Minnesota; 5 nieces and nephews, Sarah Farinha of Texas, Michael Farinha of Barrington, RI, Victoria Pacheco of Fall River, Kirstin Cash of Chicago and Kevin Cash of Edina, Minnesota, as well as 4 great-nieces.

His Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St, Fall River. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a local Salvation Army.


  • A local Salvation Army



  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 27, 2021


  • Burial Private


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Kim Hyder

March 27, 2021

So sorry to hear of this sad news. My condolences to his family. Will and I knew each other through working together at Super Tours and City View. We would make time to chat about 'whats up for lunch, politics, relationships and music. I will miss him, not because of what we talked about but more about how he made me feel. He was a good soul. May you rest in peace Dear Will.

Kimberly Oram

March 25, 2021

My sympathy to Will's family...I feel like I knew Will through my daughter Shelley...he meant so much to her..she talked about him often and they shared a lot of music and recipes together daily. He was a big presence in her life...I will be forever grateful to him for that. He did make a difference in her life the time they spent working together...

Rest in the sweetest peace dear are now her angel ..Kim Oram

Mary Williams

March 25, 2021

Big Will! You were such a great guy. So many laughs. You will truly be missed.

Alex Volpe

March 24, 2021

Big Will, going to miss you dearly. RIP my friend.

Jack Harte

March 24, 2021

It was a pleasure working with Will, at Cityview and Super Tours. Always in good humor, always affable, always a gentleman. We will miss him.

Susan Govoni

March 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Will's passing . I met Will when he worked at HPTC in Plymouth . He was such a kind and compassionate friend to those struggling with addiction. Always a positive word and encouragement with his own special way. Such a beautiful soul. You will be missed ❤

Brian Montalvo

March 24, 2021

He was a great friend and always made us laugh to your stomach hurt. Very sad to hear this news. My condolences go to his family and many friends .

MJ Cummings

March 24, 2021

My hearfelt sympathy to the entire family. I personally will miss that million dollar smile. Will really lit up the room or beach and always made my day brighter.

Christine Jenny’s ngs

March 24, 2021

Will I always enjoyed our great conversations, seeing you at the beach and family get together. You had a great smile and awesome personality. Going to miss you
Christine Jennings


March 24, 2021

Will was a joy to work with. Made us all laugh all day long every day. He was a very special, all-round great guy filled with fun and humor. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. Rest in peace dear friend.
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