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William Barrack

William Peter Barrack

Saturday, June 6th, 1959 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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William Peter Barrack of Wellesley Hills passed away peacefully in his home in the early morning hours of December 24th at the age of 60. He is survived by his adoring wife Katherine Winn Flemer Barrack of 31 years and three children, Wilkie of Apex, NC and his wife Mary Beth, John of New York City, Jenny of Cambridge. Bill was the son of the late William S. Barrack Jr., and is further survived by his mother Evelyn Irene of New Canaan, CT and sister Elizabeth of Boca Raton, FL. A well traveled man from an early age, by the time he was ten, he’d moved six times and lived in two different countries, finally settling in New Canaan, CT. Always focused and driven, Bill accomplished more than a healthy handful of high achievements: he became an Eagle Scout in high school, was active in the Merchant Marines in 1979-1980, graduated New Canaan High School Class of 1977 and Connecticut College in the class of 1981 with a bachelors in Government Science. He remained active in the alumni society of Conn., eventually becoming a member of the Board of Trustees from 2005-2013. An enthusiast of all things golf, he became a member of the hole-in-one club in the summer of 2009 on the 8th hole of the Newport Country Club in Newport, RI. Fishing was therapy to Bill, his favorite spot being the middle ground on the Martha’s Vineyard Sound where he’d hunt for blues and stripers on his Dad’s fishing boat, the Livid II. A beloved employee of the commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, formerly Spaulding and Slye, Bill raked in the well deserved accolades from Rookie of the Year in 1984 to New England Broker of the Year in 1989 to National Broker of the Year in 1993 to Employee of the year in 1998. Never one to rest on his laurels, he proceeded to become one of Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, JLL Manager of the Year in 2005, Commercial Broker Assoc. Broker of the Year Leadership award in 2005, and finally the JLL Champion of Excellence in 2016. He was a devoted New England Patriots fan and held season tickets for more than 25 seasons, disproving any fair-weather-fan claims. Bill will best be remembered for his generosity, kindness, Gillette stadium-sized humor, and the best damn bear hugs you could dream of. Throughout his life, he worked impeccably hard to pass on these traits to his children. He is and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Cancer Center at Mass General giving.massgeneral.org/cancer/donate/?pid=379. A private burial was held on Saturday, December 28th. A memorial service will be held January 25th at 2PM in St. Andrews Church, Wellesley.
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Andrew's Church
    Address
    79 Denton Road
    WELLESLEY, MA
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Alison (Triggie) DiPanfilo

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My heart continues to weigh heavy for my dear friend Katie and her family. Bill our brave and strong fighting soldier is at peace. I hope this tree is planted in Australia.
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The Altman Family

Posted at 12:21pm
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Sheila & Pete Johnson

Posted at 07:21pm
So sorry for your loss....
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David M Slye

Posted at 10:40pm
I was my dear friend’s partner when he made his hole-in-one on the 8th hole during the Newport Invitational Tournament played for the TS Tailer Cup...I will forever treasure the smile of surprise on his face when he pulled his ball from the hole - an expression which was matched only by the look of utter disappointment when one of our opponents said “Gee Bill, I don’t think it counts. A Noodle golf ball doesn’t have the legal compression”.....of course that infamous “Billy twinkle in his eye” returned when we all burst out laughing because our playing rival was kidding - he just couldn’t believe Bill was using a beat up old Noodle golf ball.
As we teed off the ninth hole, I mentioned that I hoped the weather would hold because his hole-in-one would not hold up if we didn’t complete the round. He thought we were kidding again, but when the horn sounded just after the last of our four drives landed and we returned to the clubhouse - Bill checked with Barry the Pro and was devastated to learn that I had been telling the truth. That same playing opponent put his arm around Bill and said “Bill at risk of life and limb, the four of us will go out and finish this round for you!!”.
Fortunately the weather let up and we finished the round so Bill could gleefully buy a round of drinks for the entire tournament.
Never in my life have I seen anyone so happy to spend that much money...but in true “Billrilium Barrack” form, he was even happier when they announced his accomplishment to the field.
I can not help but cry and smile at the same time as I write this. My world is a lesser place for having lost Bill this early, but the greater world is a far better one for having been blessed with his presence, spirit, competitiveness, generosity, kindness, love of life, family and friends.
Rest In Peace Bill - your friendship is my Hole-in-One....I love you - David Slye
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