SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 1, 2013

William "Bill" W. Corliss, 66


Beverly — Mr. William “Bill” W. Corliss passed away suddenly at Beverly Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 24th. He was 66. Born in Winchester and raised in Reading, Bill was the son of the late Elbridge L. and Dorothy (Dinsmore) Corliss. A graduate of Reading Memorial High School, Bill excelled playing hockey on the varsity team. An honorably discharged veteran, Bill was very proud of his service in the Navy. Bill worked for many years in shipping and receiving for Globalware Solutions and also as a repair tech for Northeast Scuba. Bill loved all things sports, as a coach, as a player and as a spectator. He coached Basketball and Soccer for St. Mary's School for 11 years, including coaching his two daughters. An avid fan of Beverly High School and Endicott College Sports, Bill attended many games and supported all their teams. Bill also enjoyed going to New England Dragway. In his free time Bill enjoyed fishing and being on his boat, but nothing brought him more joy than time spent with his family and friends on Long Lake in Naples, Maine. Bill will be remembered as a likeable guy with a big smile, so full of life and a wonderful friend to many.

Bill was the devoted husband of Rochelle L. (Guerrette) Corliss; cherished father of Beckie Corliss and Shannon Corliss and their partners, Brian Lapierre and Christine Hebert. Loving brother of Steve Corliss and his wife Sandy of Reading. He is further survived by his nieces: Pam St. Jean, Wendy Gaul, Ashley and Allison Madore; his sister in law: Rhonda Madore and her husband Glenn; and his brother in law Dickie Guerrette.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service for Bill will be celebrated in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, on Sunday, March 3rd at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may visit with his family prior to the service from 9 to 11 AM. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s namemay be made to the Disabled American Veterans at DAV.org or to Beverly Hospital at Danvers, Breast Health Center, 500 Cummings Center Suite 6500, Beverly, MA 01915. For information or to send a message of condolence please visit: www.campbellfuneral.com