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William Plante, Ii

July 30, 1946 — July 21, 2018

WORCESTER – William Joseph Plante II, 71, of Oberlin Street, died Saturday, July 21, 2018, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester, as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire on June 5th. He is survived by his son, Maximilian C. Plante of Boylston; his stepson, Shawn W. Cierpich of Dudley; two brothers, Hugh “Tony” Plante of Covina, CA, and Joel E. Plante of Oxford; his former wife, Jacqueline Hamilton of Boylston; and many close friends, nephews, and nieces. He was born in Riverdale, Maryland, son of the late Joseph G.E. and Mildred E. (Akers) Plante, and lived many years in Oxford, Dudley, and Webster, before moving to Worcester 8 years ago. He was U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Plante was a district manager for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette for 15 years before retirement. Previously, he worked as a computer programmer. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying from Oxford Airport. He enjoyed working on computers, following news and politics, history, playing Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, and was an accomplished chef. He loved his cats, Ruby and Bug.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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