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William E. Circe

NORTH ADAMS William E. Circe, 90, of Lancaster, Pa,, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his residence.He was the husband of Frances E. Slattery Circe, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage this past December 30. Born in North Adams, he was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Alice King Circe. William had worked for the RCA Corporation in the Personnel and Human Resources Department at locations in New Jersey, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, including Lancaster, where he retired in 1987. He completed his undergraduate work at St. Anslem College, and earned his Master's Degree in Labor and Economics from Fordham University in 1952. A World War II veteran, William enlisted in the Navy in 1943, first being assigned to the submarine service. He was transferred to the surface fleet where he participated in the invasion of Normandy and Anzio. He then served in the Pacific, surviving his ship being torpedoed and sunk, eventually serving in the occupation of Japan. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the former St. Francis Catholic Church in North Adams. In addition to his wife, Frances, he is survived by his children, William E. (Pauline) Circe of Morganville, N.J., Mary E. Circe of Lancaster, Ellen C. Fisher of Lancaster, Patricia A. (Howard) Caskey of Canfield, Ohio, Thomas J. (Patricia) Circe of Sugar Hill, Ga., and James M. (Kim) Circe of West Chester; his nine grandchildren, D.C., Peter, Elizabeth, Laura, Molly, Bailey, Delaney, Morgan, and Mike; his sister, Mary E. "Betty" Mahar of North Adams; and his brother, Robert J. Circe of California. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Donald W. Fisher, and his grandson, Timothy P. Caskey. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling Hours at the FLYNN DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, CENTRAL CHAPELs, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass. are Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in William's memory to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602, or to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send a message or a card please visit flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 18, 2015
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