William V. Knapton

William V. Knapton, 85, of Marion died October 18, 2013 peacefully at home.

He was the husband of the late Beverly J. (Cook) Knapton.

Born in Lawrence, MA, the son of the late Francis T. and Caroline  (Vose) Knapton.

Mr. Knapton was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church  where he served as a lector, chalice bearer, usher and sexton.

He was formerly employed by Isotronics for many years until his retirement.

Mr. Knapton enjoyed spending time with his cat Buddy, gardening,  watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and was an avid Boston  Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

He was a graduate of Bowdoin College where he played second base for  the baseball team. Mr. Knapton was well loved by the Marion community  and he will be missed.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served as honor  guard for General MacArthur and Winston Churchill.

Survivors include 2 sons, William F. Knapton and his wife Karen of  Mattapoisett and Richard E. Knapton of Marion; a daughter, Cathy A.  Cowell and her husband Scott of Marion; 2 sisters, Carol Moore of  Concord, NH and Barbara Earnshaw of Round Hill, VA; 6 grandchildren,  Adam Cowell, Robert Cowell, Ian Knapton, Colin Knapton, Ryan Knapton  and Ashley Knapton; 2 great-grandsons, Jackson and Connor Cowell; and  several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Jean Hughes.

His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 10 AM  in St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances  may be made to St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church P.O. Box 545 Marion, MA  02738. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for  Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For on-line guestbook,  please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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