BOX 52 ASSOCIATION INC.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

ORGANIZED TO PROMOTE FIRE PREVENTION AND EXTINGUISHMENT IN METROPOLITAN BOSTON

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS 1912-2012

UPDATED ON 2/17/2024



January 29, 2024
It is with deep regret that the officers and board of directors announces the passing of active member Kevin Kiley.
Kevin Thomas Kiley, 62, of Sandwich MA, (formerly of Lynnfield & Belmont MA) passed away on 1/12/2024. Kevin was born in Brighton MA, and raised in Belmont, where he graduated from Belmont High School then went on to earn an undergraduate degree from Westfield State followed by a Master's degree from Anna Maria College both in Criminal Justice. Kevin was a member of the Massachusetts State Police (#1292 66th RTT) and the Lynnfield Fire Dept, rising to the rank of Lieutenant in both organizations. He was also an EMT for Lynnfield Fire Dept.
He was predeceased by his parents Thomas Francis Kiley and Jacqueline Teresa (Walsh) Kiley and niece Lauren E. Ciampa. He is survived by his four sisters. Susan Christiansen and her husband Rodger, Anne Urbon and her husband Robert, Sheila Ciampa and her husband Francis, Maureen Clapp and her husband Edward. He is survived by his nieces Lisa, Jennifer, Paula, Adrienne, Carolyn and nephew Jonathan and their spouses along with many great nieces and nephews.
Kevin was a good friend to a wide circle of friends and he enjoyed spending time with them. Kevin always felt that loyalty to friends and family was important. Being a MA State Trooper and Lynnfield Firefighter were two jobs that Kevin believed in deeply and he did both jobs to the best of his ability. Kevin donated his time every May for 20 years helping out with the Cystic Fibrosis Walkathons. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MA/RI Chapter in Kevin's memory.



January 22, 2024
It is with deep regret that the officers and board of directors announces the passing of #2 senior member William D. Wilderman.
Bill was born on Oct. 5, 1934 in Everett, MA to Charles A. and Florence G. Wilderman (Gouthro). He was a graduate of Everett High School class of 1952 and of Wentworth Institute. He worked 34 years for IBM. He was past Master Councilor and Chevalier of Everett DeMolay and a former member of Palestine Lodge of Masons. He was a life-long member of the Box 52 fire buffs Association of Boston.
Church was always important to Bill and for the past 32 years he served the Moultonborough United Methodist Church in many capacities.
He was a kind and gentle man who married his high school sweetheart on Oct. 23, 1955 and for 68 years they lived and worked together to raise their family and to serve the church.
He leaves his wife, Carolyn (Stacey), his son, William H. Wilderman, his daughter, Nancy L. Gagne (Jim) and his son, John S. Wilderman (Julie). He also leaves his grandchildren, Susan Sicard (Adam), Jennifer, Alexander and Connor Wilderman, his sister, Florence Archambault, brother-in-law, George Stacey (Dolores), many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.




The Box 52 Association is proud to have member and Cambridge Assistant Chief Gerry Mahoney named as the 2016 Fire Buff of the Year and have the Box 52 Website named 2016 Website of the Year by the International Association of Fire Buffs.




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