Published in the November 30, 2018 edition.

WAKEFIELD — William Arthur Muse Jr., 78, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died unexpectedly November 23, 2018. He was the husband of Elaine (Henderson) Muse with whom he had shared 55 years of marriage. Born and raised in Stoneham, he was the son of the late William A. and Lillian Mae (Wyatt) Muse. Bill was the next oldest of six children.

He was an Army veteran, receiving an honorable discharge in 1965.

Bill retired from the Wakefield School Department in 2006. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed owning and riding his motorcycles.

He leaves four sisters, Carol Sheridan of California, Phyllis DeMattos and husband Cliff of California, Barbara Ramond and husband Ronald of Vermont and Dianne Snow of Florida; and his brother David Muse and wife Kerry of Amesbury. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Bill will be missed by his family and friends.