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William W. Reynolds

April 10, 1945 — July 13, 2023

William W. Reynolds

78, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at HopeHealth Hospice, Providence. He was the beloved partner of Elizabeth Abbott. Born in Boise, Idaho, he was the son of the late William Reynolds and Marion (Bowman) Coleman.

Bill grew up in Barrington, where he attended Barrington High School and was a star player on the basketball team. He went on to attend Worcester Academy and then Brown University. There, he was co-captain of the basketball team and later was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2021, he was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.

Bill was a sports columnist for the Providence Journal for nearly 40 years. He was also the author of numerous award-winning books.

In addition to Liz, Bill is survived by his siblings, Polly Reynolds of North Providence and Geoffrey Reynolds of Denmark. He will be greatly missed by Liz’s family: Mary Jane and John Murphy of Jamestown, Kathleen Abbott of Newport, and Sheila Abbott of South Kingstown. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

VISITING HOURS will be held in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Tuesday, July 18th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hope High Dollars for Scholars, Attn: Jane Bermont, President, 1 Edmonds Road, Concord, MA 01742 or The Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence, 550 Wickenden, Providence, RI 02903.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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