William Morrison Waggaman Jr. died at his St. Paul, Minn. home on Sept. 12. He was 26.

A bright, handsome, and magnetic young man, Willie struggled gamely for six years with opioid addiction. He was living in a sober community at the time of his death.

Born in Greenwich, Conn., Willie was raised in Norwalk, Conn., and Wilton, Conn. He was also a summer visitor to Edgartown all his life. He attended Greens Farms Academy in Westport Conn., Westminster School in Simsbury Conn., and Tulane University.

Willie loved football, comic books, Pokémon Go, the New York Jets and the New York Rangers. He favored nice, thick steaks and Sour Patch candy.

Wherever he went, he made legions of friends. He had a huge heart, made others laugh, and most importantly, he saw the good in everyone he met.

Willie is survived by his mother, Daphne Geary, of Sarasota, Fla.; his father, William Waggaman Sr., of Edgartown; and his sisters Christina Waggaman of Alexandria, Va. and Natalie Waggaman of Waltham. A comic book enthusiast, Willie will forever be his sisters’ Superman.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2810 Long Ridge Road in Stamford, Conn.

To recognize this extraordinary, sensitive young man, and to help fight the nationwide opiate abuse epidemic, Willie’s family suggests donations be made to The Retreat, 1221 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391.