William was born in 1923 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He was one of 6 boys. His father owned horses to rent, sold fruit and produce, and owned rental property. At the age of 21, William joined the US Army and was in charge of the military vehicles in Boston, then later in the Carolinas. After leaving the service, he opened his own business in home improvement, remodeling, and property expansion. William was married at 21 and now has 4 married daughters and 8 grandchildren. After getting married, William moved with his wife to Brookline, MA, and later to the Merrimack Valley in NH. Being very successful in business, William moved with his family to Miami, Florida, when he was 45 years old. His wife passed away at the age of 59. Just a few months ago, William’s family realized that he couldn’t make it on his own, and put him into the ALF where we first met. William and I connected immediately when we talked about how he grew up in the same town as my father and that I grew up in the Merrimack Valley.