William B. Jorritsma
Whitinsville - William B. Jorritsma, 73, of Hill St. passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in UMASS Memorial Health Center, Belmont St., Worcester after a brief illness. He was the husband of Florence A. (Gjeltema) Jorritsma.
Mr. Jorritsma was employed at Coca- Cola Enterprises in Westborough for 32 years before his retirement in 1994 and later was a bus driver for the Northbridge Senior Center for 15 years.
Mr. Jorritsma was born Aug. 15, 1935 in Northbridge the son of the late Berton and Alice (Visser) Jorritsma and was a lifelong resident of Whitinsville. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Jorritsma was a lifelong member of the Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church in Whitinsville and served as an elder of the church for two terms. He also bowled for the church team for 30 years.
In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by one son; Rod and his wife Deborah of Colorado Springs, CO., three daughters; Susan and her husband William Thiesing of Grafton, Sheri and her husband Donald McGuffin of Clifton, IL., Patricia and her husband Kevin Begin of Ada, MI., Two sisters; Janet VanderBrug of Whitinsville and Rhonda Stolle of Douglas, two brothers; James Jorritsma of Whitinsville and Donald Jorritsma of Spencer. He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren; Paul Jorritsma, Tom Thiesing, Tim Thiesing, Lauren McGuffin, Ben McGuffin, Sarah McGuffin, Abigail Begin, Tyce Begin and Jackie Kmieriem.
Funeral services will be held on Sat. April 18, 2009 at 10 AM in the Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church, 25 Cross St., Whitinsville.
Burial will follow in Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge.
Visiting hours will be Friday, April 17, 2009 from 5-8 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 480 Church St., Whitinsville, MA 01588.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland St., Whitinsville, MA 01588.