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William Raphael

William G "Bill the Bee Guy" Raphael

Tuesday, July 13th, 1954 - Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
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RAPHAEL, William G., “Bill the Bee Guy”, of Wakefield passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019.
Beloved son of the late Elva W. (Holmes) and Thomas Raphael. Loving brother of Constance J. Raphael
and her husband Kenneth W. Leach of Medford, the late Alan T. Raphael and his wife Suzanne of Blue
Point, NY and the late David G. Raphael. Cherished uncle of Pamela S. Raphael of Blue Point, NY.
Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER
on Sunday, June 9 th from 2-5pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment will be
private. For online condolences please visit www.lanefuneral.com
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Posted at 08:44pm
To the family and friends of William Raphael,
I am sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in the Bible’s hope that one day we will see our lost loved ones again. Jesus showed how this promise is sure when he resurrected Lazarus. John 11:1-44.
Such bible truths provide us with hope and comfort as we look forward to the day when death will no longer be and those who have already succumbed to this enemy will be awakened onto a Paradisiac Earth, to a life free of sickness, pain, sorrow and the worries of ever dying again.
This being the Creator’s original purpose, it will indeed be fulfilled.
Though this wonderful Promise from the One who can and will fulfill it doesn’t take away the pain and grief of death, my wish is that it brings you peace and hope during this sad time.
Genesis 2:7, 8, 15; Isaiah 55:10, 11; Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3, 4;
John 6:40 and 1Corinthians 15:25, 26 🙏🏼

Roberta Corey

Posted at 10:25pm
Today, June 15th 2019, I heard of Bill's passing from a mutual friend, Leslie. I was stunned and cried like a baby when I got home.
I was Bill's wife. We divorced, but I went to his house after some years and apologized for my part in the events that led to our divorce. Bill was kind and forgiving. I am so thankful for his forgiveness.
I had no idea he was sick. If I had known, I would have wanted to comfort him. I had no idea his brother Alan had passed until I read this obit. I want Connie to know that I wish I was there for her. Connie was like a sister to me. Bill was a real loving brother to his siblings. He loved spending time with them. They loved spending time with him too.
This world is hard. Bill was kind. He and his family are a memory that I hold dear.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Roberta Corey

Kristin Esposito McRae

Posted at 08:18am
In memory of Bill Raphael, our friend and neighbor of many years. Remembering the many dinners and occassions we had throughout the years with bountiful conversations. Card games were always kept on point with Bill's keen attention. Even snow storms became an occassion in which we would gather in good spirit. Bill was always generous with chocolates, wine, honey or a gift for the twins - at times all of the above. We had more than ample honey, deliciously appreciated. Bill was noted for his affection for animals and helped with our twin dogs for twin girls when they were young. Bill was unique and kind. We will all certainly miss our friend and neighbor Bill Raphael. Our condolences to Bill's family. With Sympathy, Kristin and family

Cousins Karen & Rich

Posted at 08:32am
With deepest sympathy,
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