John C. Williams

May 22, 1938October 19, 2012


I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun Of happy memories that I leave When life is done.


John C. Williams

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Joan Brooke Moore

October 29, 2012

John Williams was one of the people I loved most from my years at Weston High School. He was a truly great teacher, and an extraordinary, precious human being. It was a special and privileged comfort, on a visit back to Mass. some time after the sudden death of my partner in 1994., to see him and Bill and to be able to tell them about her. I am so grateful for the encouragement John always granted poetry, and me, when I had the sense to be in touch. My inadequate condolences to Bill. I am so sorry and sad to hear this news tonight... Joan

Marcy (Lynch) Dorna

October 27, 2012

I had John Williams for AP US History--hands down the most interesting (and challenging!) course of my high school career. John was passionate about history, a passion that was contagious. He was a gifted teacher. From him I learned research and critical thinking skills that served me well throughout my University education. God's peace be with him and with Bill, to whom I extend my deepest sympathies.

October 25, 2012

John embraced life and all the world as a classroom. He was an incredible teacher, fabulous mentor and a very supportive friend. So sorry Bill.

Cheryl Maloney

Weston PTO

October 25, 2012

The Weston, Massachusetts community is so saddened at the news of John's passing. He was exemplory as he chaired the Social Studies Department and had such a positive impact on our students and staff. Our deepest condolences.

October 23, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to Bill from Janet Ghattas, Weston teacher and fellow Rombas committee member, and John Hand. How we loved to cook!

Ellen Sturgis

October 23, 2012

This news came as we plan our 35th WHS reunion and is therefore all the sadder. John was probably the most influential high school teacher for many of us, and definitely for me--taught me to be comfortable with who I am, but also to control my adolescent snottiness and he wasn't afraid to call our Weston "superiority" on the carpet! Bill, my thoughts and sympathies to you

The Staff of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home

October 22, 2012

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.