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William J. "Bill" Desrosiers

February 11, 1950 May 12, 2009
William J. "Bill" Desrosiers
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William (Bill) J. Desrosiers, Jr. 59, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, has passed from this life unexpectedly. Born on February 11, 1950 in Willimantic CT, he was the son of William J. Desrosiers, Sr. and Anastasia (Andrews) Desrosiers, both of whom are deceased. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen A. Butler and her husband Kerry of Columbia, CT; his niece, Erin Butler Lombardo of Wallingford, CT and her husband Mark, as well as great niece Katherine Lombardo; and his niece, Johanna Butler Cahill of Glastonbury, CT and her husband, Neil as well as great niece, Kyleigh Cahill. He also leaves an aunt, Lorraine Andrews of Lebanon, CT; an uncle, Stephen Andrews of Willimantic, and half-aunt Katherine Lesi of Cromwell, CT, as well as several cousins in both the Andrews and Desrosiers families. Bill graduated from Windham High School and attended the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at the University of Connecticut for three years. He worked in animal husbandry for many years before going into business for himself as a furniture and cabinet builder. A master woodworker, Bill will be especially remembered for his kind heart, love of nature, and ability to bring a smile wherever he went. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 22, at 10 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Willimantic. There are no calling hours. Electronic condolences may be placed with Bacon Funeral Home and donations in his memory may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation.
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