William H. "Bill" McGregor, Sr.

February 17, 1931November 17, 2021

William H. “Bill” McGregor, Sr., 90 years old, a lifelong resident of Fitchburg, Massachusetts died peacefully Wednesday morning, November 17, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bill was born in Fitchburg, MA on February 17, 1931, the son of the late Thomas and Mariam (Lavalley) McGregor. He was a graduate of Fitchburg High School, class of 1948.

William is survived by his wife of 54 years Nancy V. (Bosworth) McGregor; one son, William H. McGregor, Jr. and his wife Rachel and two grandsons, Matthew Phillip McGregor and Adam Henry McGregor all of Raleigh, NC. He also leaves one brother, Philip McGregor of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Quaresima of New York and Mary Pollastri of Leominster, MA, and one brother, James McGregor of Fitchburg.

Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean Conflict. He worked for over 40 years in the paper manufacturing industry until his retirement. Bill loved to golf and spent many happy days on the golf course during his retirement. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan and had season tickets from the very beginning when this team was formed. His biggest enjoyment was hearing from his grandsons Matt and Adam when they would call him from North Carolina and would say “I love you grandpa”.

There will be a memorial service at a later date to be announced in the spring in Fitchburg, MA, with fam- ily and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, https://www.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. in Raleigh, NC, is assisting the family with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the McGregor family may be shared at


  • There will be a memorial service at a later date to be announced in the spring in Fitchburg, MA, with family and friends


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Nancy Sheppard

December 2, 2021

To Nancy and the entire McGregor Family I send my deepest sympathy at the loss of a dear friend I have known since I was 12 years old,my husband and I grew up in West Fitchburg knew all the family and for many years did Bill’s and Nancy’ taxes,George would go to their house ,talk sports with Bill and then get all info needed for taxes and then bring them back done. It was a long friendship ,Bill and his Family lived on same street as George ‘ s grandfather George Sheppard Senior. Nancy you were so happy to have a son named Bill Jr. and now have 2 grandchildren.Sending our love ❤️ to all and I’m sure George and Bill are talking Patriots football in heaven.My prayers of peace and comfort from Our Lord be with all of you. God Bless. May all the memories we have shared be special. Love Nancy and George (deceased ) Sheppard and Family ❤️✝️🛐

Blanche Gingras

November 26, 2021


I can’t tell you how sorry I am upon hearing of Bill’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and take care of yourself.
Love your friend Blanche