William (“Ba”) F. Pillsbury, Jr. died Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a period of declining health. He was born May 6, 1959 in Groton, MA the son of the late William F. Pillsbury, Sr. and the late Shirley (Haskell) Pillsbury.
Ba grew up in Pepperell and attended Pepperell schools. He joined the army in 1976 and was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Germany.
He is survived by three children; Patricia Pillsbury of Lynn, Leah Bozza and husband Adam of Ashburnham, Adam Pillsbury of Pepperell and four grandchildren; Skylar, Cameron, Cassidy and Christopher. Ba also leaves behind his beloved siblings, Pamela Murphy and husband Dan of Pepperell, Helen Aliot of Pepperell, and Kevin Pillsbury of Scarborough, ME, his stepmother Carroll Tiernan Pillsbury of Scarborough, ME, his former wife, Kathleen Brown of Sterling, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ba greatly enjoyed Western television shows, reading a good book, and cooking. He also shared in his family’s passion for harness racing. He has spent many years traveling and has visited almost every state. Ba was a carpenter by trade and assisted during the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
A Committal Service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Pepperell.