William Thomas Landry
March 11th 2022, at the age 66, Bill Landry returned home to the Lord. After a battling cancer
He was born William Thomas Adley, the 3rd son to Rita and Harold Adley, on May 12th 1955.
After the loss of his father, his mother remarried and he was adopted by Joseph Landry.
He was known to most as ‘Bill’. But to those most precious to him he was called ‘Papa’. And that was his most favorite of them all.
Bill was raised in Weymouth and Abington, Massachusetts. He studied vehicle mechanic and engineer retiring as a Mechanic of machinery at West Pharmaceuticals.
Before becoming a mechanic Bill found great happiness as a CNA, also as a Hospice care nurse. A tenderhearted man, this is where he felt his calling. He was loved dearly by all he cared for due to his genuine benevolence and empathy. He felt his calling and desired was to serve others in need.
Bill was a faithful steward of God’s grace. He carried the scriptures with him and studied them for daily guidance. Throughout his life he was a member of church he assisted in building homes and gave many years of volunteer and charitable work. In his final days he stood as a greeter for Our Lady Lourds Catholic Church.
To those who knew him, they would all agree, Bill’s true love was fishing. With a fishing pole always at an arm’s reach, Bill would spend any available opportunity casting from his boat or a shoreline. Even putting a fishing pole in the hands of his children and grandchildren soon as they could grasp one. Eventually his declining health would keep him from being on the waters. The fisherman would become the fish keeper. Bringing the fish to him. With the help of his daughter and granddaughter, he built and maintained many beautiful fresh water fish aquariums.
He was also an avid Corvette enthusiast. Putting his mechanical skills to work. Traveling and attending car shows also replaced his time on the water. His hard work would soon pay off, winning him many awards for his “souped up” Corvettes.
Bill was a loving and devoted son to his mother. As a child, they suffered through great tragedies together. In effort to keep her from ever feeling heartache or alone, he was determined to never leave her side. Once she was ready to retire, he brought her and his family to Oldsmar, Fl.
The most joy he experienced in life was being a father to Alissa and Sarah Landry. Then a ‘Papa’ to his granddaughters Savannah and Scarlett Luna. His heart was always at its fullest when he was with his girls.
Bill Landry was truly a kind soul. When you were with him, you knew you were loved and respected. Always the first to forgive, he knew no hate. He never judged a person based on past mistakes. He was a man of humility. If he told you something you could write it in stone, a man of his word You could always count on him for his comfort and compassion. He will be greatly missed.
“The wheel of life is always turning. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. …but the wheel always
turns” -Bill Landry
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Rita and Harold Adley, and Joesph Landry. His brothers Edward “Eddie” Adley, and Dennis Adley. His daughter Sarah Love Landry.
He leaves behind Karen Love, Debralee Hasson Landry, Daughter Alissa Love Landry, Granddaughters Savannah Love Luna and Scarlett Love Luna step sons William Hoopes and Jason Hason
March 11th 2022 Papa earned his wing’s
Funeral Mass for William Landry. Wednesday, May 4th at 10:30am
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family
750 San Salvador Drive
Dunedin, Fl 34698