Anthony, William J.
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Major William J. Anthony Jr., 92, passed away Tuesday, January 22nd in Providence, RI. Born in 1920 in Stratford, he was the son of the late William J. and Kathryn (Quinn) Anthony Sr. He resided in Cumberland for 51 years, previously residing in Lordship, CT. Mr. Anthony was a career U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving during the World War II and Korean Wars until retiring due to injury. His life's passion was the sport of tennis, and was a ranked tennis player on the senior circuit. He was a consummate family man and friend to many. He leaves one daughter, Deborah Good of East Providence, one sister, Kay Allen of Stratford, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, niece and nephews, Kathryn, Roy, and Michael Allen, as well as several other nieces and nephews. He also leaves his son-in-law, the Heckler family of Milford, CT and his brother Bernard Anthony's family of California. He was the father of the late Lisa Anthony and Barbara Anthony Brunelle. Services will be held Friday in RI. Burial with military honors will be held Monday at 1 PM in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford, CT.
Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 24, 2013