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William A. Anthony

1932 - 2019
William A. Anthony Obituary
William A. Anthony

Hinesburg - William A. Anthony, 87, of Hinesburg died July 10, 2019 after a sudden illness.

He was born in the Bronx, NY, the son of Nicholas and Elise Anthony. In 1956 he married Mary Diane Morrisey, and had three children together.

In 1951 he joined the US Airforce, serving until 1955. In 1955 he joined the New York City Police department, retiring in 1974.

The family moved to Hinesburg, VT in 1974 to run Anthony's Campground. Bill was a man of many trades, he drove a school bus, had a starter business, and was a security guard for Gaynes Department store. He took great pride in serving as Chairman of the board of selectman in Hinesburg, as well as sitting on the Vermont Highway Safety Commision. Bill was a member of the Masons, Patriots Lodge #33 F. & A.M.

He is survived by his son Michael and wife Tammy, their sons Joshua and Dominic; daughter Elizabeth; daughter Patricia Titus and husband Matt, their children Matthew, Jonathan, and Mary; nephews John Hayes, his children Amanda and JonJon. Nephew William Hayes and wife Dede, their children Michael, Matthew and Christopher; niece BettyJean Budimlic and husband Nick, their children Rebecca and Nick; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Diane in 1993 celebrating 37 years together; his sister and brother-in-law Kay and George Johnson; and his sister-in-law and husband Betty Jane and Eugene Hayes, all of New York.

Bill lived in his family home until his passing. He was a loving Grandfather, Father, Uncle, and will be missed immensely.

Visiting Hours will be held on Saturday July 13, 2019 from 10:00 am until 12:00 (noon) with a Funeral Service starting at 12:00 (noon) at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel 261 Shelburne Rd in Burlington. Burial will take place after the service with Military Honors at the Hinesburg Village Cemetery. To place on-line condolences please visit

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Hinesburg Fire and First Response.

Hinesburg Fireman's Association PO Box 12 Hinesburg, VT 05461
Published in The Burlington Free Press from July 11 to July 12, 2019
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