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Billy J. Newlands, 45

ADAMS, Mass. —  

Mr. Billy James Newlands, 45, of Adams, died on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams.

He was born in North Adams on December 23, 1975, son of Denise (Haring) Matthews. He attended schools in Adams.

At an early age Billy always talked about being a heavy equipment operator and did in his adult life for many local construction companies.

He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, farming, racing RC cars and watching motocross.

Besides his mother of Adams, he is survived by his daughter, Norah Newlands of Adams; his sisters, Bobbi Tassone and Chloe Jade Matthews, both of Adams; his good friend and brother-in-law, Brian Tassone; his nephews, Anthony and Matthew Tassone; his aunt, Lee Myers whom he enjoyed working on various farms with; his uncle Jack Haring and by cousins and friends.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the Norah Newlands Educational Fund through the funeral home.

The PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, is in charge of arrangements.

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My condolences to the family. I sm sorry for your loss.
from: Jennie Pierceon: 07-20-2021

Denise and Norah we are very sorry for your loss our hearts are with you.
from: Dee and Jeremy Harringtonon: 07-19-2021

So sorry for loss.
from: Neil L on: 07-18-2021

Denise, our hearts go out to you and your family on Billy's passing. We've known him for many years, as you, and share the hurt you feel at this very sad time. Praying that you will find peace and comfort with those memories left of happier days with your family.
from: Shirley & Mike Nyeon: 07-18-2021

Bobbi, Brian, Anthony, Matthew, and Billy's entire family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
from: Thomas Kidder and Pamela Kidderon: 07-18-2021

Norah, Denise, Bobbi, Jack, Anthony and Matt (and extended family)...I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Fachini
from: Shirley Fachinion: 07-17-2021

Denise, I am so very sorry for your loss of Billy. My heart goes out to you. Lee and Jack you have my sympathy in the loss of your nephew. I know you have lots of memories with Billy.
from: Monica Tremblay McGrathon: 07-17-2021

Bobbi and family, So very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
from: Dina Poplaskion: 07-17-2021

Auntie Iím so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
from: Amandaon: 07-16-2021