William Kenneth Poirot ’67 died on November 13, 2005, in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
Born on August 14, 1945, in Hartford, CT, he prepared for college at Wethersfield (CT) High School and became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1967, he joined the faculty at Brooks School in North Andover, MA, where he remained until his death except for two years, from 1974 to 1976, when he studied in the doctoral program of classical studies at Duke University in North Carolina. During his career at Brooks, he was chair of the classics department, head football coach, wrestling coach, director of the summer program, director of college counseling, and director of admissions. In 1999, he joined the school’s alumni and development office to begin a new program devoted to parents, and he ended his career as director of leadership gifts. Surviving are his wife, Lois Veits Poirot, whom he married in 1966; a daughter, Carrie E. Poirot of Jackson Hole, WY; a son, Christopher T. Poirot of Dover, NH; his mother, Dorothy Burgess of Marlboro, CT; three brothers, Richard, Thomas, and Stephen; and four grandchildren.