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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
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Jake Williams

Jake Thomas Williams

Friday, May 3rd, 1996 - Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Jake Thomas Williams USN

Of Plymouth, entered eternal rest & peace on Wednesday August 19th, 2020 while stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. He was 24 years old.

Born on May 3, 1996 in Boston; beloved son of Julie (Gertz) Williams and Robert J. Williams. Jake was raised in Tyngsboro.

A graduate of Tyngsboro High School with the Class of 2014, Jake furthered his education at Becker College.

He enlisted in the United States Navy, graduating from the Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago. He was stationed in Groton, Connecticut for a period of time before being transferred to the U.S.S. Cheyenne Naval Submarine serving as an Sonar Technician, Petty Officer 3rd Class.

Jake had a love for writing, drawing, Sci-Fi movies, studying military history, gaming and paintball. He had a special bond with his brother and treasured the time spent with his family & friends.

Jake is survived by his devoted & loving parents Julie (Gertz) Williams of Plymouth and Waltham Police Officer Robert J. Williams Jr.; his dear brother Timothy Williams of Plymouth; his cherished paternal grandmother Janet (Bower) Williams of Waltham and his late grandfather Robert J. Williams; and his cherished aunts & uncles, Susan Dooley; Pamela Soucy; Mary Jo Roberts; Anne Kane; David Gertz, Robert Gertz; David Williams and by numerous cousins & friends who loved him dearly.

Maternal grandson of the late Josephine and Robert Gertz.

For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, for those who wish to pay their respects to Jake and his family can do so in accordance with CDC, Federal and State guidelines in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, Waltham, MA., on Tuesday Sept. 8 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 920 Trapelo Road, Waltham on Wednesday morning Sept. 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Following the Funeral Mass the family will gather to share their love and support for one another during a PRIVATE burial with United States Navy Military Honors at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. The United States of America flag will be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in observance.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), https://www.nami.org/ (or by mail to: 4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203)
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 9:30am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 9:30am
    Location
    Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted
    Address
    920 Trapelo Road
    WALTHAM, MA 02452
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    Officiant
    Reverend James DiPerri
  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 |
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
    Location
    Woodlawn Cemetery Everett
    Address
    302 Elm St
    EVERETT, MA 02149
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Robert Hansen

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From a fellow Massachusetts Navy family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for your son's service, and prayers for your family during this unimaginably difficult time.
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Dear Julie, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Let me know if I can do anything for you in this difficult time. Sending you a big hug.
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We are here for you Bob. With heartfelt condolences & much love, John, Mike & Rich Reading 14
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Ruth S. Waterhous

Posted at 11:12pm
Bob, Julie and Tim......love and peace go with you, during this very sorrowful time. My heart is heavy for your precious loss. I love you very much. God’s love and peace are with you and Jake. I love you...Aunt Ruthie
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