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William F. Evans, 41

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — William Francis Evans, 41, of Burke, Va., formerly of Clarksburg, died Friday, April 2, 2021, in the line of duty at the U.S. Capitol.

Born in North Adams on Feb. 18, 1980, to Janice Tenczar Evans and the late Howard Evans, after attending elementary school in North Adams, his family moved to Clarksburg where he made a crew of lifelong friends. He graduated from Drury High School in 1998, then Western New England College in 2002.

After college, he completed training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and became a U.S. Capitol Police officer in March 2003. He had been a member of the First Responder Unit for more than 15 years and assigned at the North Barricade, where his fellow officers came to lovingly call him "King of the North."

He participated in bowling and baseball leagues throughout his life. When he moved to Burke, he brought with him his love of the Red Sox and Patriots. As an adult, he grew to love tabletop and board games and joined a community of players who became great friends. He spread his love of games to his family, with vacations spent around a table sharing laughs, critiquing strategies, and celebrating each other's wins. He was always eager to spend time with his children, and immensely proud of everything they did. They would always say they had the best time with their Daddioski.

Billy leaves behind his two children, Logan and Abigail, whom he loved beyond measure; their mother, Shannon Terranova; his mother, Janice, sister Julie Kucyn and brother-in-law Andrew, nephew Timothy, and niece Katherine; aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

FUNERAL NOTICE: Billy died on April 2, 2021, in the line of duty. For his sacrifice, he will be remembered with a congressional tribute and lying in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. A private funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 15, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Adams. Private burial will follow.

Arrangements have been in care of Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, Va.

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Prayers and sympathy, so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service! God bless you. Such a sad scene to see you go by in that flagged covered casket, so well lit up. A fitting tribute to a wonderful young man. Rest in eternal peace!
from: Patrick, Connie Grayon: 04-18-2021

Shattered for the heartbreak of your loss... may our home town hero RIP knowing so many are holding you all in our hearts and thanking him for his service ... God Bless
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 04-15-2021

Janice, Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Nancy Pinsonneault Delorey
from: Nancy Deloreyon: 04-15-2021

I am so sorry your loss . Our hearts are breaking for his family . You Sir are our Local Hero .May the good Lord take you and hold you tight and take your pain away. THANK YOU for protecting our Country.RIP
from: Brenda Perrason: 04-14-2021

Dear Janice and Julie, there are no words. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you. Billy was a hero.
from: Madeleine Demarsicoon: 04-14-2021

I am crushed and so sorry.
from: Joe Cainon: 04-14-2021

We are so very saddened for this loss!!
Our deepest sympathies. ❤️
from: Brad & Bobon: 04-13-2021

Sending my condolences for Billy's passing. As we called him on the Drury baseball team, "Papa Bill" will be missed. I'm so sorry for his passing.
from: Seth Christopheron: 04-13-2021

I am so very sorry for the loss you have experienced. It is truly immense. Time goes so fast through this life that by the time someone like Billy leaves this one, it feels like nothing but a flicker of an eyelid. G-d speed our hometown boy with the heart of gold and a smile we all envied.
from: Cassieon: 04-12-2021

Janice, my words cannot express your loss. Thank you for your son's service in protecting us. May he Rest In Peace!

from: Nancy Lewitton: 04-12-2021

Janice, my heart goes out to you, your family and mostly Billy's children. We were just talking about Billy when we saw each other last. God bless you and the life he gave protecting his country. There aren't words to express my sorrow.
from: Michelle Waryjasz on: 04-12-2021

Our hearts reach out to everyone. Praying for peace and comfort during this time. Tammy & Don Wright (Tammy is Verne Hurlbut's daughter and step daughter of Anna Hurlbut)
from: Tammy Wrighton: 04-12-2021

As a resident of the metro Washington DC area who was born and lived in Williamstown for many years, it is with a heavy heart I give my thanks to this wonderful man for protecting us. My church, St. Mark's Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, took our Easter flowers to the Capitol where the attack occurred and left them in remembrance as a heartfelt thank you for his life. Please take care.
from: Grace Aspinallon: 04-12-2021

Dear Jan and Family, Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sincerely, Terri
from: Terri Brownon: 04-12-2021

Dear Jan, Julie, Andrew, Logan and Abegail, our deepest condolences to you and your families. Our prayers to you all, billie was the greatest. May he RIP, and thank you for your service bill, you will be missed.
from: jacqueline and bill coteon: 04-12-2021

Dear Janice & Family, Words can't help you through the pain of your loss, but please know that I am thinking you. May memories of your son Billy help in this difficult time. May God Bless you and your family. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice he made for the service of our country.
Sympathy and Peace from myself and the Class of '67 Adams High.
from: Jane(Pikul) Nevareson: 04-12-2021

I would like to send my deepest condolences and prayers for your family's loss, may William RIP 🙏 😢 💔 and we thank him for his services. This is so heartbreaking to lose another police officer in a senseless act of violence while on duty.
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