Montville - Carl A. Bilton, 72, went home to the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
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He was born in New London, on Dec. 15, 1939, to the late Carl A. and Alice (Chapman) Bilton. He graduated from New London High School in 1957 and joined the Army, where he served until his honorable discharge. He worked as a power plant control operator in Montville until his retirement.
Carl was a member of the Oakdale Community Church, Quaker Hill Rod & Gun Club, the N.R.A., City ABC Bowling League, and the Montville Golf League. He was active in scouting when his boys were younger.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Velgouse Bilton on Dec. 6, 2002. On April 29, 2005, he married Shelley Martell in Uncasville where they made their home together until his own death.
Carl is survived by his wife Shelley; his sons, Glen and David; step-children, Bob Ponton, Charlene Benjamin, and Karri Martell; brother-in-law, Michael Velgouse; step-granddaughter, Olivia Majewski; and niece, Denise Corsaro. Carl also shared several nieces and nephews with Shelley.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich-New London Tnpk., Uncasville. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, meeting directly at Quaker Hill Baptist Church, immediately followed by burial with Military Honors at Comstock Cemetery, Uncasville.
To leave an online condolence or view the memorial movie, please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on Aug. 11, 2012