William "Bill" R. Rousseau

July 16, 1971January 8, 2020

William R. “Bill” Rousseau, age 48, passed away at his home in Somerset, Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was the loving husband of Brandi (Lewis) Rousseau to whom he was married for 20 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of Lionel and Valerie (Hopkins) Rousseau he was a lifelong resident of Somerset.

A graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1989, he earned a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dedicated to his career, he worked for Synventive Molding Solutions in Peabody, MA for nearly 25 years as a Plastics Engineer and as the Director of Applications and Technical Services. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed playing golf, watching the Red Sox and New England Patriots. Bill took great pleasure in playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by three children, Lizzie, Tommy and Lexxie Rousseau all of Somerset; one sister, Tammy Martin and her husband Tony of Tiverton, RI; one brother, Dave Rousseau and his wife Donna of Canton, MA; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Bill Rousseau to support Dr. Nathenson’s Sarcoma Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284; checks to be made payable to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with Dr. Nathenson’s Sarcoma Research Fund on the memo line. To give online,

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Jennifer & Luciano Sousa

January 13, 2020

Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

James Hopkins

January 12, 2020

My heart is hurting at Bill's passing. He was such a great friend and cousin. We had so much fun growing up playing ball, riding bikes, shooting pool, playing cards and getting into mischief. Bill will always be remembered with a smile on my face. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

James and Amy Hopkins

Lori Cooney (Silverman)

January 11, 2020

Billy was one of the nicest people I ever knew. My fondest childhood memories include Billy and the Rousseau family. I’ll never forget all the nights we spent playing kick the can and swimming in each other’s pools. We were a bunch of inquisitive kids that made the best out of life in our neighborhood known as “Rustic Acres.” My heart goes out to his loved ones during this most difficult time.

Paul & Georgie Ouellete

January 10, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. We were both so very fortunate to have both of you as next door neighbors for over 15 years. We will surely miss seeing and talking to him outside and wish you and the kids strength and loving memories.
For Lizzie, Tommy and Lexxie: Your Dad will forever live in your hearts.
Paul & Georgie

Jeff Spicer

January 10, 2020

I truly count myself lucky to have worked with Bill at Synventive. He was the best coworker, boss, mentor and friend. I will deeply miss his wit and sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Bill’s family.

Lisa Bibeau

January 10, 2020

Bill was truly one of the nicest people I have met. My deepest sympathy to you, may the love you have for each other help you through this difficult time.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,
Lisa Bibeau

Terri St.Pierre

January 9, 2020

Condolences to the entire Rousseau Family, especially Brandi, Lizzie, Tommy and Lexxie. Bill will be greatly missed.

Thinking of you All,
The St.Pierre Family

Kim Cabral

January 9, 2020

I will always remember the times we shared watching the boys play baseball. You always knew the score , what inning we were in and could explain any call I didn't understand. Your were a great friend to both Greg & I. You will be missed dearly. To Brandi, Lizzy, Tommy & Lexxie my thoughts & prayers are with you always. Love Kim

Marylou Letoile

January 9, 2020

Our heart breaks for the loss of my sweet Nephew Bill and for his dear family. May God be with you all. ✝️

Love Marylou and Serge

Mark Russell

January 9, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m a friend and colleague of Tony. I want to show my support. One day at a time. Mark Russell