William Thomas Landry

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

3 Responses

  1. So many wonderful memories of all of us growing up together! You will be missed.

  2. He was my Husband of many years!! I truly loved him and do to this day!! We lost a child shortly after we Married Megan Lauren Landry 4 months in utero . A heartbreak to say the least. Several years later our Sarah was Killed by a Drunk Driver Hit and run at age 21 HE NEVER recovered FROM THE LOSS, hence part of the reason our Marriage failed. He was a Faithful Devoted man!! Raised 4 children 2 girls as well as my 2 boys. We had our ups an Downs but he truly was a Good Man. Saddens me so he left this earth much to soon!! I learned many things from this man!! While helping Mom he taught himself many things and yes he was an avid fisherman taught me how to fish I loved it! He’s in heaven now with our Lord that I know for sure my heart goes out to his daughter and his two grandchildren he adored those girls and talked about them all the time!! ❤️ Rest in peace my love till we meet again!!

  3. My Dad was the best. If he told you something you could put it in stone. A man of his word. He had the heart of Gold he raised me and was helping me raise my girl’s. He is truly missed. I miss his silly jokes his ability to always find a way to make every situation better. His love for fishing was past down to me and one day I hope my girls will do the same with their children and reminisce about their papa and how he showed them how to fish. I love you Daddy with all my heart and soul. I pray your dancing in heaven, singing with the Angels, and fishing with the Lord.

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