William “Bill” R. Hemond Jr. – Cumberland

William “Bill” R. Hemond Jr. – Cumberland

William “Bill” R. Hemond Jr., 68, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021, at Miriam Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Bernice (Dery) Hemond, father of Billie Leigh Hemond of Fairfax, Va., and Drew Hemond of Cumberland, R.I. He also leaves grandson, Xavier Hemond, and siblings David Hemond, of Florida, Wayne Hemond, of Virginia, Jo-Ann (Hemond) Grima of Warwick, R.I., and Sharon (Hemond) Hrynkow of Virginia.

Bill was the son of the late William Roland Hemond and the late Margaret (Thomsen) Hemond. He grew up in Cumberland and was a lifelong resident of Cumberland. He loved his family and the many friends and all of the great times they had, especially at the Filibuster Club in Cumberland where he as a proud member and supporter of its many activities in support of the community. Bill loved to play league softball, was an avid fan of the Patriots and the Red Sox, and loved to fish, especially later in his life with his son Drew.

Bill worked as a welder for most of his life, a profession in which he took great pride.

He will be missed by his family and many friends, all of whom saw Bill as a gentle and loving soul.

A celebration of Bill’s life is being planned for spring/summer of 2021, keeping COVID restrictions in mind. Arrangements are in care of the J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland, R.I.

For the online memorial, visit www.jjduffyfuneralhome.com .