William L. Shackett, 87, of Shrewsbury


William L. ShackettShrewsbury/Grafton – William L. Shackett, 87, passed away August 20, 2022 following an illness. Bill was born in Worcester, MA, son of the late Margaret (Sherby) and Edward G. Shackett.

He grew up in Grafton and was a graduate of Grafton High School. He lived in North Grafton for many years before moving to Shrewsbury where he spent most of his adult life. He worked at Washington Mills in North Grafton and then Grafton State Hospital and Westborough State Hospital as a Mental Health Assistant for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in Greenland.

Away from work he loved square dancing, was a member of the Greendale Men’s Club and later in life he loved to travel internationally.

All are welcome to gather with Bill’s family and friends Saturday August 27th from 10am-12pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by a prayer service at 12pm in the funeral home. He will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton.

A Book of Memories to share a memory of Bill is available online at: