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William Holland Atkins Jr.


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William Holland Atkins Jr. Obituary
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William Holland Atkins Jr., 84, of Vernon CT, cherished husband of Elizabeth "Liza" (Greene) Atkins, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2014. Bill served in the US Marine Corps. He was the proud owner of Atkins Garage Inc. in South Windsor until his retirement in 1999. He was an avid fisherman, spending his summers at the Dunes in Weekapaug, RI. In addition to his loving wife Liza of 62 years, he leaves his 4 children who adored him dearly, William Holland Atkins IV and his wife Therese, Cynthia Atkins Johnston and her husband Gary, Richard John Atkins and Steven Duke Atkins; his 7 grandchildren, Casey Brandon Johnston, Carissa Elizabeth Lombardi and her husband Nicholas, William Holland Atkins V, Daniel Vincent Atkins, Steven Duke Atkins Jr. and his wife Chenoa, Scott Jacob Atkins and Matthew Alexander Atkins; his twin great-grandchildren, Conrad Leger Lombardi and Fiona Cynthia Lombardi. He was predeceased by his parents W. Holland Atkins and Dorothy (Keeney) Atkins and his sister Ercel Garufi. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 5, at 11AM, at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. Friends and family are welcome to gather at 10AM at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 4, from 4 to 7PM at the funeral home. To visit Bills' online tribute and to leave a condolence, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 2, 2014
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