William Arthur Stanley, Jr

February 16, 1956 - April 24, 2009
William Arthur Stanley, Jr

William A. Stanley, Jr passed away April 24, 2009.

He was born on February 16, 1956 in Nashua, NH to William and Sylvia Stanley.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his sons Samuel and Elijah Stanley, former wife Julie Stanley, all of Wilmington, sisters Nanci Plimpton (Jon) and Laurie Stanley of New Hampshire and Vicki Aberle (Bruce) of Massachusetts, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He will be cremated and his remains will be scattered over the White Mountains in New Hampshire where he had climbed annually for many years with his many friends who loved him dearly. He led a full life and experienced twice as much as others in half the time.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to NAD c/o National Association of the Deaf, 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 04, 2009
    Lezlye Shea says:
    Dear Sylvia and family, I just heard of your loss today and send my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that many classmates have you and your family in their prayers also. Lezlye (Gert)

  • April 26, 2009
    Coco Kaplan says:
    We are so shocked and sorry to hear this news. May he rest in peace. My deep condolences to the family. Please let us know when and where he will be brought to NH.

  • April 27, 2009
    Barbara Thompson says:
    I am shocked to hear of this sad news. He was one of the most "alive" people on earth. I haven't seen him in many years, but there are lots of nice memories from high school and college years....I remember he could really step it up on the dance floor... to "pour me another cup of coffee" at Big Bear. Please let me know when he will return to the White Mountains.

  • April 27, 2009
    Brian Young says:
    Bill, Sylvia and the Stanley families, On behalf of all Laurie's and your friends at the Nashua Center, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Bill Jr. May you find comfort in the many positive memories he created throughout his life.

  • April 28, 2009
    Marsha Henderson Chagnon says:
    Knowing Billy since 12,when he and my sister Mary started a friendship lasting his lifetime. Living 6 yrs in the apt.at Morningside. Through happy and sad times. The passing of Grampa Jake.(I loved going to his house for Fri.fish with Billy.They adored each other.)Bill meeting Julie, her visits from Boston with book and sunflower seeds. The loss of Rasta our loving mascot.The birth of Sam,(Bill said,"pass the ketchup, we're having a baby").The birth of Eli,the trauma the Little Warrior endured. The selling of the Ranch and moving South. Memories..mornings scented with Blue Mt.coffee accompanied by Bill's singing,THE loudest whistling,Sunday Globe,chef's salads for brunch, playing tennis to humor me, Hayward frappes,his favorites,grilling swordfish, Liamo's lamb,Julie's incredible eggplant parm he loved!,Parthenon takeout poolside,jacuzzis in Oct.snow flurries,Jamaican sculptures in the trees, how the full moon lit up the whole living room,Sam asleep in the hallway because he didn't want to go to bed, he and Eli coming down to see me in the morning...and on and on. the energy of a 6.0 mag.... Billy Whoa. He literally had a "bounce in his step".He loved life, treasured his friends,never afraid to tell you he loved you. My "sister" Julie, Sam and Eli,I love you.Take comfort Billy was greeted by loving friends. My sweet Charlie being one of them, will love showing his buddy the ropes. Look at a calm lake this summer you'll see Billy, that "ripple on still water". Wasn't he always?