William Henry Lally, IV

William Henry Lally lV passed away Friday July 3rd, 2020.
He is survived by his parents William and Rachel Lally of Barrington, his sister Anna Bock and her husband Timothy Bock Jr. of North Providence, and his loyal dog and companion Viktor, his bundle of joy. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, friends and extended family members.

William was a graduate of Barrington High School. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America.

William obtained a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2010.

He found his calling in the medical device industry as a Quality Engineer for many renowned companies including Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Zoll, and Becton Dickinson. He found great satisfaction in utilizing his talents in this field to help those in need.

William lit up a room with his charm and wit. He enjoyed music and the arts, and was certainly the star of several karaoke nights. His smile and loving demeanor was a joy to all. He was a gentle and loving person that has left us too soon. In his all too short time with us, he has made a positive difference that shall never be forgotten.

His family encourages you to leave your special memory of William in the online memory book.
Donations can be made to these organizations William was passionate about.

The Trevor Project is a LGBTQ+ crisis intervention organization for adolescents.

oSTEM’s mission is to encourage LGBTQ+ students to select careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=pride2020&c_src2=headerdonatebutton

https://ostem.org/page/about-ostem

https://web.membernova.com/305556/form/donate


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Sharon Gravell from Hope wrote on August 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm:
I am so sorry for your loss. William was a bright light and caring person. I met Will putting up his name on his cubicle at BD in Warwick, RI. The first thing I saw was his smile. We would talk every day after that on his walks around the building to stretch his legs and every time I saw him he smiled. That is what I will remember. Just the other day, August 11th I walked by his cubicle and smiled and wondered when I would see him again. Today I found out I would not. I have committed his smile to my memories so every day walking in this building I will smile. I will truly miss your son and brother. RIP Will, I will see you again!!
Sarah Andrews from Canton, MA wrote on August 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm:
Will was a very, very special and lovely person. I used to work with him - he was an SQE on my team - and I actually interviewed and hired him. I loved him on the spot. Bright, funny, intelligent, quick, engaging, interesting....I knew instantly we had to grab him for the team, and that he and I would be good friends!! When I worked with Will I trusted his judgement, his work ethic, and his rock solid integrity, He cared a lot about his work, his contribution to the team, and the impact he made. And his personality - well, it was the icing on the cake! So much wit, so much sarcasm, so quick, and so funny! And oh was he stylish!! I just loved working with Will. I hadn't seen my friend in a couple of years since we both left Medtronic, but he reached out to me this past May to say "thank you for doing God's work." I was involved in a project to make homemade PPE for hospitals and nursing homes. He went out of his way to thank me and it meant so much to me. I truly loved hearing from Will and I promised we'd get together once the pandemic was figured out. It breaks my heart that I won't be able to see my friend again. I took my dog on a long walk this afternoon so I could dedicate time just thinking all about you Will. I hope you are at peace and can feel our love for you. xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo
Kendra Winchester from Warwick, RI wrote on August 1, 2020 at 9:40 am:
I was so sorry to hear of Will's passing. I worked with him at BD and was always happy to see his smiling face as we chatted about the day. Rest in peace, Will, you will be missed!
Clare Simpson-Daniel from Newport wrote on July 22, 2020 at 4:11 pm:
Hard to believe that such a vibrant, compassionate, and loving person is no longer with us. I met Will through Kara during our time at Salve Regina. I will always remember Will for his incredible style, great laugh and honesty. I'll always cherish the times we'd bake up a storm in Kara's kitchen on Cliff Ave, watch Basic Instinct or Cruel Intentions and go for walks on the Cliff Walk. I'll certainly miss his recommendations on the best songs to listen to or hot new shows to binge on Netflix.
Dennis Paduck from North Kingstown, RI wrote on July 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm:
I had the pleasure of hiring Will to join ZOLL-Pawtucket. He was a valued member of the team and will be deeply missed. He was definitely one of the "good guys." My deepest sympathies to you. Den Paduck Director - HR (retired)
Christina Liese from Warwick wrote on July 20, 2020 at 2:20 pm:
Will, for such a short time knowing you and working together, I could see how friendly and helpful you were. We never were able to get that drink after work (thanks, Covid). Rest in peace. My condolences to all of Wills family and friends.
Bill Pelletier from Warwick RI wrote on July 20, 2020 at 2:16 pm:
My condolences to the Lally family in the loss of their son and brother. Will had the cubical next to mine at Becton Dickinson. He was a happy go lucky person who was always ready for conversation. I didn't know him very long but enjoyed having him as part of our team. God bless you Will.
Tara Gatta wrote on July 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm:
I worked with Will at Davol for a just a short time, but looked forward to every conversation with him. He had such great attitude and energy! I'll miss his spirit!
Karen Kullas from Davol Inc., Warwick RI wrote on July 20, 2020 at 1:49 pm:
Dear Family of Will, Please accept my sympathies on Will's passing. I knew Will for only a short time at BD-Davol, Warwick RI, but we 'connected' immediately. He was joyous and professional and we shared many conversations and smiles! I miss him already. Kindest regards, Karen
Hung Tran from Providence wrote on July 20, 2020 at 10:09 am:
Dear Will & Rachel. Thinking of you in these difficult times.
Marlen from Ruiz wrote on July 17, 2020 at 6:15 pm:
Will..Rest in Peace !! I just learned about this sad news ..I’m in shock. My thoughts and prayers goes to the family 🙏
Angela -Zoll Pawtuckt from Pawtucket wrote on July 17, 2020 at 2:33 pm:
I am so terrible saddened and shocked to here of Will's passing. He was so full of life and fun. I looked forward to seeing him at work everyday while he was employed here at Zoll Pawtucket. He would make me laugh and put a smile on my face everyday. My deepest sympathies to his entire family. You raised a wonderful and caring young man that will be missed by all that have had the pleasure of meeting him. Rest in peace my dear friend. Angela F--Zoll Medical Pawtucket
Ronald Resmini from Barrington wrote on July 17, 2020 at 9:55 am:
My sons informed me of the sad news that William Lally, IV has passed. I had the good fortune of coaching Will in soccer along with one of my sons. In addition to coaching soccer for many years at all age levels as well as baseball at all age levels the single most standout memory including that of my sons was that of Will. I never forgot the time when during a soccer game Will inquired as to whether or not he had courage. And I explained to him why he did. As the game progressed, I attempted to uncork a water jug for the teammates and I asked Will to twist off the white plastic cap and make a wish and keep it to himself. The game continued and Will asked to go in to play goalie which he did and a ball went by him and the other team scored. We then had an opportunity to have a penalty kick and Will was selected to make the penalty kick which he did but unsuccessfully. At the end of the game which we won I looked at Will and he said, “I got my wish, I got my wish”. So, I thought to myself… he played goalie and a ball went by him and the other team scored… he didn’t make the penalty kick… what on earth could his wish be. So, I asked Will, “what was your wish?” and without hesitation he said, I WANTED THE TEAM TO WIN. I will never forget that day and am deeply saddened by the loss of such a fine gentleman who favorably affected everyone to whom he came in contact with including yours truly-Coach Ron Resmini
Janis Affonso from Plymouth MA wrote on July 17, 2020 at 9:48 am:
Shocking, I worked with Will at ZOLL, and Will was full of life. We laughed most of the day. Today was a sad day to learn of his passing. We will miss him, and I will think of him often. Rest in Peace ~ Janis
Steven S Howitt from Seekonk wrote on July 17, 2020 at 8:38 am:
I was so sadden to learn of his passing. My deepest condolences. May his memory be a blessing.
Arthur T. Aldrich from Fall River wrote on July 13, 2020 at 12:23 am:
Will and Rachael, I cannot begin to find the words to say how sorry I am and give any comfort to you on Williams passing. May God bless William, you and Anna now and always. Love & God Bless Arthur
Elaine Bjorklund from Coventry RI wrote on July 12, 2020 at 9:58 pm:
When my son married Melissa Paquette I met a wonderful extended family, but when I met Will it was instant love, he was absolutely adorable his personality captured your heart! I’m heart broken of his passing, he had so much to offer to this world. My prayers go out to his family. RIP Will you will not be forgotten .
Melissa Bjorklund from North Kingstown wrote on July 12, 2020 at 11:50 am:
It’s still so hard to believe William is no longer with us. He was a wonderful cousin to grow up with and our family gatherings will never be the same without him. He was kind, thoughtful, caring, loving, smart and always knew how to make us laugh! Im very proud of the man he became and all that he accomplished in his short life. He meant so much to our family. He genuinely cared about his family and we always felt how much he enjoyed spending time with us! I’m lucky to have so many great memories over the years from all the thanksgivings we spent together, time at the beach, visiting my family in NH, Christmas Day, pumpkin carving parties, weddings and more recently our family Christmas Brunch! I always looked forward to spending time with him and my children did too, he was so great to them and loved a good pool competition, he also had no problem letting them all try on his designer shoes with the spikes! lol.. I’ll forever remember you dressed in a fancy blazer sipping a cappuccino and I’ll never forget to make you one at Christmas! Uncle Will, Auntie Rachel, Anna and Tim, I’m thinking of you and praying for you during this extremely difficult time- I pray that William is at Peace and now with Memere and Pepere! ❤️
Meredith Friedman from Pawtucket, RI wrote on July 12, 2020 at 12:51 am:
Wow. Where do I even begin? William was my brother before I had one. My first friend. My best friend. Playing in the backyard wading pool of his Rumstick Rd. home clad only in toddler pull-up briefs and a copious amount of sun screen; the guests of honor (always) at our respective birthday parties, and the wonderful home video my parents still have of him cheering us on as our tiny little friends all played whiffle ball in the front yard. And then, we went to pre-school; right around the corner from both of our homes. We both RACED to school every morning, because, in my own three-year-old words, “I have to get to the dress up area first or else William is going to get all the best costumes!” For those three hours every day, we were inseparable. And many hours and days after that too. After two years of constant companionship, I will never forget the devastation I felt upon learning that he was going to St. Luke’s for kindergarten, as I was going to Nayatt. I didn’t know how I would possibly navigate a new school, new teachers, and new classmates without my best friend. Of course, we both adjusted to our new surroundings, but after he moved to the other side of town, he wasn’t even my neighbor anymore. So, contact was sparse. We fell out of touch until he returned to Barrington Public Schools in high school, and even though we didn’t reconnect as the “kindred spirits” I always knew we were, we did reconnect. Nights out in Providence (among a few others) reaffirmed that we were still the same people, albeit, a bit older. College led us down diverging paths, and I’m sad to say that I haven’t spoken to him in several years. I really wish I had. He’s the reason for many of my fondest childhood memories. He will always symbolize unwavering friendship, love and innocence to me. I love you so much, Will (William....we always called you William when we were tiny), and I will cherish those memories forever and ever and ever. My whole family would like to send our sincerest condolences to the Lally family. Will was like another member of our family for so long; please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything at all.
Bre Kidman from Saco, Maine wrote on July 11, 2020 at 8:29 pm:
I remember being a depressed queer high school weirdo and sitting with Will one night and talking over some Nine Inch Nails. Will, who was preppy and pristine in all these ways I figured I would never be, said to me that we weren’t as different as we looked. We talked about things we thought and felt and feared and it’s this moment that I carry with me in the world, because it was the clearest example for me of the way you can never really judge a book by its cover. We weren’t super close then, and we only talked a few times after high school—the last time only about a month ago. I remember thinking during that brief exchange that he was someone I’d really like to catch up with and see where the world had taken him, but I regret that time got away too quickly. Will was a special person to me and, by the looks of things, to a lot of others, too. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to the Lally family.