FRAMINGHAM – William C. Loring, 71, formerly of Framingham and Harvard passed away on December 2, 2020.
The son of Edward F. Loring (for whom Loring Arena in Framingham is named) and Lillian M. (Cybulski) Loring, he is survived by his wife, Susan Lumsden Loring, his three children, Blithen Davis and her husband Karl, Edward Loring, Allison Loring, his sister Linda Loring Shea, his brothers Edward J. Loring, Richard Loring, and three grandsons Nolan, Tyler, and Caleb Davis. He was predeceased by his sister Marcia Loring Frary and his brother Barry Loring.
Bill graduated from Framingham South High School in 1967. He attended Boston University, Acadia University, and received a Certificate in Turf Management from Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Bill followed in his father’s footsteps by playing center for the Framingham South High School football team, goalie for the hockey team, and catcher for the baseball team. He also played football for Acadia University. He was the goalie in the game played the day that the Loring Arena was dedicated in his father’s memory.
Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He shared his love for fishing with his children. His daughter, Allison, has wonderful memories of them getting up early, going to Cumby’s for hot chocolate and donuts, and going fishing. His grandsons, Nolan, Tyler, and Caleb seem to have inherited his love for fishing.
Family members remember Bill’s enjoyment at playing VFW softball and the many stories he would tell after the games at the VFW. Don Clement says Bill was always a lot of fun and not a mean bone in his body. His cousin, Michael Shaughnessy, remembers that Bill could certainly talk a lot, but he was very knowledgeable about plants and trees. The stories continued after VFW hockey, too.
Bill was also very strong. There is the famous tale about how he helped his brother-in-law, David, pull his boat through the chest high waters of Cape Cod Bay from Truro to N. Eastham. He took great pride in maintaining the buildings and grounds of Fruitlands Museaums and Camp Green Eyrie, both physically demanding jobs. He will be missed by many.