William J. Tobin, Jr., age 79

of Holbrook

William J. Tobin, Jr., age 79

William J. Tobin, Jr., age 79, of Holbrook, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, March 18, 2024 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born in Medford, to the late Ann A. (Hogan) and William J. Tobin, Sr. Raised in Arlington, he was a graduate of Arlington High School, Class of 1965. He earned his Bachelor degree from Curry College in Milton in 1972.

He lived in Holbrook for seventeen years, previously in Quincy for many years.

Bill was proud to have served in the United States Air Force during the early 1960s with the 4780th Supply Squadron (ADC).

Bill was employed as a probation officer at Plymouth District Court and had been retired for many years.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia M. (Barry) Tobin.

Devoted brother of Gerard W. Tobin and his wife Katherine of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Loving uncle of Hayden W. Tobin and his fiancée Grace Kennedy of Brooklyn, N.Y., Harrison R. Tobin of Flower Mound, Tex., and Matthew Sloat and his wife Kathleen of Holbrook.

Bill is also survived by many dear cousins, including Edward Poirier of Needham.

At the request of the family, services were private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, 9845 E. Bell Road, Suite 130, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 or www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com.


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  • It was an absolute delight to have a conversation with Bill. Always positive . Always a smile on his face. A gentleman 24/7. I certainly will miss our conversation at the local corner store in Holbrook Square. He is so happy to be re-united with his loving wife.

  • Knowing Billy didn’t require years. We had the pleasure of meeting him briefly about 20 years ago, in the company of his younger brother, Jerry. The brotherly affection between them was clearly evident.
    Jerry subsequently shared with us various boyish adventures of the “Dynamic Duo” as they were growing-up back East. Jerry’s words have always borne a love and respect for his older brother that has not dimmed with the years, nor will it ever:
    Farewell, my friend,
    yet in a while
    I’ll hear your voice
    and see your smile;
    I’ll shake your hand
    and we’ll embrace—
    old friends renewed
    in form and face.

    And arm-in-arm
    we’ll walk the lane
    where all is Light
    and gone is pain;
    and glad we’ll talk
    of Time and Earth…
    of yesterdays
    back to out birth…

    and even back
    before the Veil…
    before our Souls
    set forth to sail…
    back to that day
    when we did meet
    as Children at
    our Father’s feet…

    you, my brother
    and I, yours too…
    friends eternal,
    brothers true.
    (Dedicated to Billy & Jerry Tobin
    composed by Ed Lauritsen,
    March 21, 2024 Abilene, TX)

  • my dear friend, Mr. Bill I will miss you terribly. You were a great friend and a great customer at T Square food shop everybody who knew you loved you.! My early mornings will never be the same. You will be greatly missed my many.!

  • Mr. Bill. It was a great pleasure having known you, my mornings at T Square will never be the same! My dear friend, You will be missed by many