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Obituary of William Joseph Pomerleau
William Joseph Pomerleau, known as Billy to his loved ones, transitioned peacefully into the night at the age of 44 with his wife Leslie and parents by his side after a valiant and courageous battle with Stage IV Colon Cancer. LIke the Billy we knew, he fought this disease aggressively to the very end--as he always fought for everything he wanted in life, with dignity, pride, and strength.
Billy was born on December 28, 1975 in Metheun, Massachusetts. He grew up with a wonderful family and group of friends, was successful throughout high school and was known for his wicked funny sense of humor and strong work ethic.
After high school, he went on to join the Coast Guard where he spent 4 years cruising the seas of the Carribean and other places--this shaped many of the values and ideas he carried on throughout his life.
After that, he went back to the greater Boston area where he became a successful journeyman and carpenter. He realized his aptitude for technology and decided to move to sunny Arizona to pursue his degree at Arizona State University, WP Carey College of Business with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.
During that time, his daughter Arden was born and he managed to juggle parenthood and college. He was wildly successful with that as well and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude in 2004.
Billy went on to join Banner Health where he moved up in his career starting as a software engineer and promoting quickly into leadership roles over a 14 year period, with his last position as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Avella Specialty Pharmacy.
He was a visionary, fair, and loyal leader with great business acumen. His employees loved him, he inspired them, and he took great satisfaction in developing employees and helping them with their careers. He also completed his MBA at University of Phoenix, where he was able to celebrate his accomplishment alongside his wife Leslie as she completed her Master's degree too.
In 2010, Billy met the love of his life Leslie and her daughter Skylar. Billy quickly stepped in as a wonderful stepfather to Skylar and had a magical 10 years filled with family, happiness, and love. Billy was the best son, husband, brother, uncle, grandson, and friend --always going above & beyond to help someone in need. He was generous, ethical, family-oriented, warm, eloquent and intelligent. To know Billy was to love Billy! He enjoyed his Boston Red Sox, seafood, cooking, playing golf, traveling, and spending time with family.
Billy is survived by his wife Leslie Pomerleau, his daughters Skylar Wooten and Arden Cavallo, parents Franciska Pomerleau and William Pomerleau, sister Tonia Dwinells
niece and nephew Isabella and Michael Ricci, grandparents Marsha & David Scholl, & several aunts and uncles. Also survived by his in-laws Elaine Carr, Scott Sprankle, and Margot Doumar.
Services will be held at Red Mountain Funeral Home in Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday, November 11 (11/11). Private family viewing will be from 3-4 pm; a closed casket and visitation for friends will be held from 4-6pm MST by invitation only due to Covid restrictions. Face masks are required. A celebration of life will be held at a later time in New Hampshire where his back east friends and family can celebrate, and possibly one here in Arizona when the time is right.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Pomerleau, please visit Tribute Store