William B. Rosperich, 68, of Mattapoisett, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 24, 2019. He was the husband of Christine M. (Perrault) Rosperich.
Born in Quantico, VA, son of the late Anthony J. and Eleanor (Magee) Rosperich, he spent his early years as a “military brat” before moving to Mattapoisett in 1964.
Bill enlisted in the army after graduating from Old Rochester Regional High School and served as a Sergeant in the US Army Special Forces. He served in Germany and was a Vietnam combat veteran.
Following his military service, Bill obtained his B.A. from Southeastern Massachusetts University and professional certification in Information Technology from Control Data Institute. He was a life-long learner and earned many certifications in his field throughout his career. He was a retired I.T. Project Management Consultant and had worked throughout New England, specializing in the hospital and financial industries.
Bill was a jack of all trades, and was an especially talented carpenter. He and his wife were thrilled to return home to Mattapoisett to raise their children, where he participated in the design and build of their family home.
Bill learned to sail as a young man and boating on Buzzards Bay was his favorite pastime. He spent many happy summer days with his boys out on the ocean. He was a good man; a kind, thoughtful and loving husband and father and a loyal friend. He was loved and will be missed by many.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons, Gregory Rosperich and his wife Florencia Rago of Cambridge, and Jonathan Rosperich of Mattapoisett; two brothers, Jerry Rosperich of North Carolina and Joel Rosperich of Mattapoisett; two sisters, Elizabeth Silverberg of Rochester and Toni Gay Wall of Maine; his life-long friend, Frank Cooper of Mattapoisett; and several nieces and nephews. The Perrault family of Mattapoisett considered him one of their own, as well.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4 – 8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Internment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Bill was proud to have served as a Green Beret and would be honored by contributions in his memory to the Veterans Transition House, 344 County St., New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.