Remembering Bill Page - Longtime Volunteer and Supporter
Last Friday, Bill Page, a longtime Habitat Cape Cod volunteer, supporter, and friend, passed away. We are heartbroken over the news of Bill’s passing, which comes only a few months after his wife, Judith. Both had been avidly involved since our affiliate’s beginnings.
Richard Carroll (left) and Bill Page (right) measure before using the saw.
Bill started volunteering on the construction side of Habitat Cape Cod while Judith provided food for the construction volunteers. Judith became active on our office team as a family interviewer and partner and then chaired the first Family Partnership Committee. Bill continued to lend his construction skills to many build sites across Cape. He was a fighter pilot in the Air Force who had worldly travels and loved sharing stories of his time in the service and abroad. Both served many years on our Faith Relations Committee.
Bill striking a pose for Wicked Local’s article in 2012.
When not hammering nails, Bill could often be found on the softball field pitching in the over-75 AAA softball league and traveling the world with his beloved Judith. The couple loved building for Habitat for Humanity International through many Global Village trips and enjoyed getting to know new friends from diverse cultures and backgrounds; being together brought so much joy to Judith and Bill.
Bill and Judith at the Nauset Street Wall Raising Ceremony.
We are thankful that Bill and Judith watched Habitat Cape Cod raise walls on Nauset Street and Cotuit Road last year; they had been campaigning for more affordable homes in their hometown of Sandwich for 30 years. Our love goes out to Bill and Judith’s family and friends.
Bill Page speaks at a Home Dedication Ceremony.
Judith and Bill Page (left) with the Browns and Soules.
Bill takes a break on a build site.
Bill and Judith at a Home Dedication Ceremony.
30-ish Years Volunteer Milestone Celebration at the Daniel Webster Inn. Pictured left to right: Tara Cronin, Bob Leary, Dr. Vivian Esswein-Leary, Lisa Colby, Bill Page, Jeff Colby, Bob Ryley, Wendy Cullinan, Roscoe Riley, Joy Riley, and Bill Witmer.
Bill working on the Upper Cape Chapter’s parade float.
A celebration of life will be held on Bill’s birthday, Saturday, March 16th, at 2:00 PM at the First Church Sandwich (136 Main Street).