William Black, 85

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – William G. Black passed away April 20. “Will” was the loving father of four and beloved husband of the late Eileen Rosenberg-Black. Born and raised in the West End of Boston, he was the son of the late Hyman (Teddy) and Mary Black, and brother of the late, Richard N. Black.

Will was a business owner who worked in the garment industry for 35 years. He had a passion for movies, was a lifelong fan of the Patriots and Celtics and loved Motown. He was known for his quiet sense of humor and unwavering dedication to his family. He will always be remembered for his ability to get any kid up on water skis during summers on Lake Winnisquam, New Hampshire.

He is survived by his children Jessica Black (Jon Trombley), Benjamin Black, Ellen Jacobs (Mark), Stephen Black (Karen); grandchildren Leah Jacobs Varo, Jordan and Meaghan Black, and Erroll Trombley; and great-grandchildren Tristan Varo, Greyson and Easton Black, and Scarlett Hunter.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Research Center where his wife Eileen received treatment for cancer.