William Joseph "Bill" Brewer

William "Bill" Joseph Brewer, 72, beloved husband of Agnes (Keane) Brewer, of Ellington passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, with his family by his side.

He was born in Boston on Jan. 1, 1941, and was son to the late George and Eleanor (Eager) Brewer. He was married to the love of his life, Agnes, for 49 years. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for many years in the trucking and transportation industry. Having grown up in Dorchester, he moved to Peabody, Mass., where he lived and raised his family for more than 30 years. The past 11 years he has lived in Connecticut with his wife, daughter, and her family. Time spent with his family and friends brought him great joy.

In addition to his wife, Agnes, he is also survived by his children, Sean Brewer and his wife, Lori of Massachusetts, Michael Brewer and his wife, Angela of Minnesota, Maureen Armstrong and her husband, John of Ellington, and Kathleen Brewer and her partner, Maggie, of Newington. His greatest joy in life was his family, especially the time spent with his grandchildren, Matthew, Katie, Ainsley, Fiona, Maura, Mettine, and Maggie. He leaves behind his siblings John Brewer and his wife, Carol, and Ann Picewick and her husband, George; and was preceded in death by his brother George and his wife, Dottie. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers in-law and their wives, Francis and Nancy Keane, Patrick Keane and Paula Lancisi, and James and Elizabeth McDonough.

A funeral Mass celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Church in Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances in Bill's name may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 628, Hartford, CT 06103.

Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, Vernon, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2013