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January 11, 2014

William F. Connell

William F. Connell

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — William F. Connell, of Springfield Center, passed away on Dec. 28, 2013, at the age of 84.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frances and Roy Connell; his brother, Richard; and sister, Eileen.

He is survived by his brother, Robert; and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews, all of who loved their Uncle Billy dearly.

William retired from GE where he was employed as a mechanical engineer. He earned his engineering degree from the University of Alabama.

Uncle Billy had a wonderful dry sense of humor, an unending thirst for knowledge, a strong faith and always maintained a positive attitude about life, even through adversity.

He loved being Irish, the Mets, the New York Giants, hunting, gardening, astronomy, but, his greatest love was family and friends.

Uncle Billy was a gentle soul and will be greatly missed. If love could have saved him he would have lived forever. Bless you Uncle Billy.

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