, Salem, MA

December 10, 2013

William E. Oxford, 60

Peabody — William E. (Bill) Oxford, 60, of Peabody, and formerly of Danvers, died on Friday, December 6, 2013, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family, at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Douglas B. and Nancy (Washburn) Oxford. William was a graduate of Danvers High School, Class of 1972. For many years, Bill was a manager for a few of the local group homes in the North Shore.

He loved sports, especially baseball, and specifically, he loved to watch his son, Eric, play baseball. They had a extremely close bond because of the love for the game of baseball, and always had a positive attitude, and encouragement that helped his son become a college baseball player.

Bill was a true optimist, he found the silver lining in any situation and was a leader by example. He lived for helping out anyone in any way possible, and his strong passion to support others and help them find peace and happiness in their lives, will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his son, Eric P. Oxford and his fiancée, Lauren R. Seabrook of Salem; one brother, Philip Oxford and his girl friend, Debbie Miers of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister, Janice Oxford of Danvers; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Friday, December 13, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are on Thursday, December 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to Holy Cross Baseball, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610. For information, directions, or condolences, visit