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William Eugene Kendall


1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William Eugene Kendall Obituary


William "Bill" Eugene Kendall, 87, of Windsor, beloved husband for 61 years of Jean (Hutcheson) Kendall, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Bristol on February 25, 1927, son of the late John and Grace (Thielbar) Kendall, he was raised in Bristol and had lived in Bloomfield for 42 years before moving to Windsor 12 years ago. After graduating from Bristol High School with the Class of 1944, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a medic during World War II. After his honorable discharge, Bill enrolled at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts. Soon after graduation Bill was called to serve with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the war he returned home where he married Jean in 1953. He then continued his education at the University of Connecticut in a post-graduate program. Bill worked for the State of Connecticut and then for a subsidiary of IBM called the Service Bureau, before taking a position with A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc. in New Britain where he served as the office manager for over 25 years until his retirement in 1991. During his retirement, Bill worked for many years at H&R Block offices in Fort Myers, FL, Bloomfield and West Hartford preparing tax returns. He also spent many years working at Duncaster in Bloomfield in the transportation department. He also assisted the residents with accounting and tax preparation. Bill was a devout member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Tariffville. Always willing to lend his business expertise, Bill served as the treasurer of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, and for the Mills Landing Condo Association. He was also an avid square dancer for many with the Bloomfield Square Dance Club. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Kathy Parker and her husband Gerald of Windsor, and Karen Williams and her husband Robert of West Hartford; three sons, Keith Kendall and his wife Donna of Trumbull, Kevin Kendall and his wife Jennifer of Old Lyme, and Kurt Kendall of Hooksett, NH; two sisters-in-law, Noella Kendall and Marge Kendall both of Bristol; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward J. Kendall and Francis J. Kendall; a sister, Mary E. Kendall; and a grandson, William Andrew Kendall. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Church St., Tariffville. Burial will follow in the Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Attn: Kateri Medical Clinic Fund, 11 Church St., Tariffville, CT 06081. Carmon Windsor Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2014
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