School 09

William Lockwood Street

February 18, 1962 ~ March 10, 2021 (age 59)

Obituary

William Lockwood Street (Bill) of Weymouth, MA, beloved son, brother, and uncle, died on March 10, 2021 in Boston, after a long illness. He was 59.

Bill is survived by his mother, Marcia Larson Street of Hingham, MA; his sister, Jennifer Street (Kyle Erlandsen) of Newton, MA, his brother, Richard Street (Mara Sales Street) of Newtown, CT and five nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Lockwood Dexter Street.

Bill was born on February 18, 1962 in Queens, New York and grew up in Ridgefield, CT. He graduated from Wooster School in Danbury, CT, in 1980, where he was an honors student, co-captain of the varsity basketball team, and received the scholar-athlete award. In 1984, Bill graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, with a dual major in History and Religion. While at Williams he made several close friendships which lasted throughout his life.  

After graduation, Bill worked as a reporter for his hometown newspaper, the Ridgefield Press. In 1985 he returned to his alma mater, Wooster School, and began a 25 year career as a high school teacher, Dean, and coach. His love of teaching was unrivaled and countless students and young athletes held him in the highest regard. In a 2009 yearbook dedicated to Bill, his students wrote, “from him we have learned that there is nothing so important as the pursuit of the impossible… in every effort we make, we have him to thank for showing us the way.”

Bill was a voracious reader and a lifelong collector of books. He loved the outdoors and was an enthusiastic traveler. His family and friends will miss him deeply. 

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts in Bill Street's name may be made to Wooster School, 91 Miry Brook Rd, Danbury, CT 06810, via Wooster’s website or by contacting the Associate Head of School at 203-830-3954. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com.


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