William Brewster

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William L. Brewster, 88, of Taunton, MA, passed away March 13, 2024 at Morton Hospital, Taunton, MA. William was born in Utica, NY and was a resident of New Hartford, NY. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1957 as a Civil Engineer. He later joined the U.S. Naval Civil Engineer Corps and served tours of duty in Vietnam, Japan, Quantico, VA and Newport, RI serving over 10 years active-duty period after which he joined the Naval Reserve in which he attained the rank of Captain with a total of 26 years of service. While stationed at Quantico, VA William was selected to work with the Secret Service of the Kennedy administration in 1963 to coordinate facility security matters at the family residence at nearby Fredericksburg, Virginia where Jackie Kennedy, along with children Caroline and John spent weekends often riding their favorite horses. He often recalled instances such as chasing and retrieving Caroline's dog for her after he had escaped from his leash. He noted how grateful she was for such a small effort. If having an issue with local Massachusetts Politian's he would repeat this story with "Don't make me call Caroline". Bill loved the Lake Placid area and was very proud of those Brewsters who helped settle the area. His family are all buried at North Elba Cemetery. He would often recall that his grandfather Myron T Brewster was a local builder who built many cottages on Lake Placid as well as building this original church in 1888 for $1500. It was so well constructed that in 1925 the structure was relocated several blocks away to serve various purposes and is currently the Wise Guys Restaurant. He often vacationed here with his parents at age 12 and subsequently later with his wife Carol. Mr. Brewster was employed by the Johnson & Johnson Company in Massachusetts for 22 years as Manager, Facility Engineering, retiring in 1997. He held a number of consulting positions after retirement including positions with Fidelity Investments at Smithfield, RI In later years he loved tent camping for several days each summer enjoying the great outdoor life afforded by the Adirondacks. He often camped with his brother Myke together with their wives. Summer concerts, hiking and swimming in Mirror Lake were his favorite pastimes. Bill loved his family and spending time with sons Jeff and Kevin and their loved ones as well as his wife Carol's boys. His grandsons Jay, Matty and Nate were his pride and joy watching them play sports, attaining good grades in school and just growing up was a great pleasure for him. He considered himself very fortunate to have a great family. William is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Baldwin) his wife of 33 years, his sons Jeffrey and Kevin, three grandsons Jason, Matthew and Nathan Brewster and three stepsons John, Scott and Brian Sensabaugh. He was loved by many who knew him. Services will be held April 10th at 11:00 AM at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid, NY. Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid, NY. Rev. Derek H. Hansen, Pastor, will officiate. The M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book, upload a photograph, or leave condolences to be added to the memorial tribute book for the family to cherish.
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Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Adirondack Community Church
2583 Main Street
Lake Placid, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

North Elba Cemetery
Old Military Rd
Lake Placid, New York, United States
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