William H. Pineo

September 28, 1935April 14, 2019

HYANNIS- William H. Pineo, 83, died peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Born and raised on Nantucket, he was a son of the late Howard Pineo and Catherine (O'Neil) Talford. William left Nantucket to put himself through school where he earned various degrees in Technology. He worked at the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in Long Island, NY, and traveled for work to Kalamazoo, MI, and Utah. Prior to his retirement, William moved to California where he developed and changed computers for the turn of the century.

Although he was often quiet, William had a great sense of humor. He became more social during his retirement years, particularly during his time spent at Brookdale Assisted Living where he participated in various activities and often visited the dining area. He loved listening to music, going for walks, and spending time outdoors. William was an avid learner and enjoyed taking courses at Cape Cod Community College over the years, most recently for poetry.

He is survived and will be deeply missed by his sister, Sybil Nickerson; and his niece, Krista Lewis, both of Nantucket.

In addition to his parents, William was predeceased by his niece, Kelly Paterson.

At William's request, funeral services have been omitted. Memorial contributions may be made in his name c/o Nantucket Harbor Safe Harbor for Animals, PO Box 2844 Nantucket, MA 02584. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • At William's request, services have been omitted.

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