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Wilbert R. "Bill" VELEY

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Wilbert R. "Bill" VELEY Obituary




VELEY, Wilbert R. "Bill"

Wilbert R. "Bill" Veley, 88, of Kensington, husband of Beverly Veley, passed away Sunday (August 18, 2013) at his home surrounded by his family. A New Britain native and former resident, he lived in Kensington for the past 60 years. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Pacific Theatre. A graduate of Moody's Business school, Bill was employed at Rowland products in Kensington for 20 years, then in executive sales at Delmar Products Inc in Kensington for 20 years. He later worked at Masecraft Supply in sales and as Vice President for 20 years before his retirement. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in New Britain and the Berlin American Legion Post. He loved the City of New Britain and especially enjoyed sharing memories of "past times" there, reminiscing often about good times at the Strand, Arch Street, the Wise Owl, and the Bowl-a-Rink. Bill loved to travel and cherished his family vacations at Point o' Woods, Block Island, and Wildwood. Besides his wife Beverly, he leaves two sons, Scott Veley and his wife Joan of Kensington; and Jaye Veley and his wife Stacy of Wethersfield; a sister, Lynn Blankenburg of Southington; two grandsons, Jayson and Tate Veley, both of Wethersfield; several nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by a sister Gladys Veley. The family would like to thank the Hartford VNA/hospice and especially Sarah for all her personalized care.
Funeral services are Thursday 10 AM at First Lutheran Church, 77 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051. Burial with military honors will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday 5 to 8 PM at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Berlin American Legion Post, 154 Porters Pass, Kensington, CT 06037. Please share a memory or note of sympathy with Bill's family at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 19, 2013
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