William P. Conners III, M.D. of Boston, formerly of Milford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 5, after a sudden illness at his parents' home, at the age of 43. He was the much beloved son of Dr. William P. Conners, Jr., and Marilyn (Murphy) Conners of Framingham, formerly of Milford.
In addition to his parents and treasured bulldog, Kelvin, William is survived by his many aunts and uncles: Mildred Kelly of Dalton, MA; Doris Ford of Somerville, MA; Steve and Helen Maniadis of Weston, MA; Mary Conners of Melrose, MA; Margaret Baldwin of Revere, MA; and Thomas and Patricia Conners of Plymouth, MA; as well as devoted cousins, including: Dr. John Votolato of Milford; Richard and Tara Rendon of Boston, MA; Gilbert and Karen Campos of Hopkinton, MA; Alan and Krisanne Connell of Hopkinton, MA; and Rens and Alexandra Hayes of Hopkinton, MA, as well as many other loved cousins.
William was educated in the Milford Public Schools, graduating from Milford High School in 1995. He graduated from Boston University in 1999, with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. William went on to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, earning his M.D. degree in 2003. He next completed his residency in Urologic Surgery at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York from 2003 to 2008. He then completed a surgery fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 2009. He was a Board Certified Urologist.
After completing his fellowship, William went into private practice in Boston. In addition, while in Boston, he was Director of the Sexual Health Clinic at the Joslin Clinic, where he was a leading researcher at the intersection of diabetes and urologic problems. He trained students, residents, and fellows through Harvard Medical School over the last decade. William then joined his dear friend and business partner, Dr. Ravi Kacker, who had established a private practice, Metrowest Urology, in Natick, MA.
He was nationally recognized as a top male reproductive and fertility specialist in the Boston area. His practice included male and female sexual dysfunction and female urology including pelvic prolapse surgery. He maintained membership in the American Urologic Association, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
William was a kind and compassionate young man, with a marvelous sense of humor. He was a loving, devoted son, dad to Kelvin, and colleague to many. He loved his family, friends, and colleagues. He cared deeply about his patients and wanted to make sure that everyone had health care, even if they couldn't afford it. He enjoyed travel, music, and most of all being with family and friends.
His funeral will be held Saturday (July 10th) at 9am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 19 Winter Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be Friday (July9th) from 6pm to 8pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William's name to: Doctors Without Borders, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5030; American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA, 02451; Project Hope, PO Box 5029, Hagerstown, MA, 21741-5029; and Save a Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.
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