NORTHFIELD - William F. Roach, III, 91, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.
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He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 12, 1922, the son of William F. Roach Jr. and Madeline (Wallace) Roach. He attended the University of Washington and graduated from American International College in Springfield, MA.
He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops during World War II.
He married Anne M. Foisey in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 3, 1951. Anne predeceased him on October 24, 2008.
Bill was a senior buyer for Hamilton Standard (div. of United Technologies) in Windsor, Connecticut, for many, many years.
Bill was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield, Northfield Country Club and the New England Chapter of the WWII 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops. He was an avid golfer, Norwich University hockey fan, enjoyed skiing and was a certified ski instructor for over 30 years.
Survivors include two children, Andrea "Andy" McMahan and her husband, Jerry, of Duxbury, Sheila Rice and her husband, Bob, of Swanton; five grandchildren, Nathan Apolito, Brandon Ripley, Caulder Ripley, Bethany Rice, Heather Rice; one great-granddaughter, Serena Anne Ripley.
There are no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, May 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Norwich University Kreitzburg Hockey Arena, near "Bill's seat" in the VIP section; a sweater is recommended for those attending. A private burial will take place with full military honors to be accorded in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Woodridge Activity Fund, PO Box 550, Barre, VT 05641.
Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.
Kingston Funeral Home
35 Slate Ave Northfield, VT 05663
Published in Times Argus on May 11, 2014