William McDermott
1937 - 2016
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McDermott, william f.
William F. McDermott, age 79, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Jo-Ann Brown McDermott, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. Directly at St. Pius X Church with burial to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ct Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, Ct 06405 or to the Operation Hope, 636 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, Ct 06824.To view the complete obituary, sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com



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Published in Connecticut Post from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2016.
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December 14, 2016
Bill was the kindest, more compasssionate person. We can't thank him enough for all the things he helped us with in the past. The kindness, compassion and overall niceness made a difficult transition so much easier for us all. We will always be grateful for everything he did for us.
Thank you Bill always
Ginny & Dave Salls
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December 3, 2016
Michelle,
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers
The Flynn Family Fairfield
Kevin Flynn
December 1, 2016
Bill was one of the sweetest men we know. He truly loved you JoAnn and his family and respected all his friends and made us always feel special. He was admired by many professional as well as by his family because of his gentle and loving , and giving ways. JoAnn you and Bill were always a couple sharing life to the fullest. You gave him yourself completely and he was able to live knowing he was loved .His memory will always be with us. Love to you.
MARILYN and RICHARD PUTNAM
December 1, 2016
I was privileged to have Bill as my principal for almost 20 years. In his quiet way, he accomplished so much for the parents and children at Eastbury School. He was a leader in providing access and acceptance for children with special needs being placed in the regular classroom. My thoughts and prayers are with Joanne and his family.
Fran LaMonica
December 1, 2016
My thoughts are with you and your family. Bill was a wonderful principal and friend. I cherish memories of our time working together at Dwight. May he rest in peace.
Nora Kurimai
December 1, 2016
My sincere condolences to you, Jo-Ann, and your entire family. I knew Bill when he served as Principal of Timothy Dwight Elementary School and then lost touch when he moved on to a position in Glastonbury. May you and your entire family find comfort in the many loving memories you will always have of times spent with Bill. Sincerely, Donna
Donna Coble
November 30, 2016
Ann and I have fond memories of Bill that go back almost 40 years. Bill was my mentor when I was an administrative intern in the Hazel Crest/ Oak forest school district in Illinois. He was one of the most caring school principals I ever met. He loved working with children and their families. Bill and I skied together up to Bill's seventies. He was a wonderful, loving, thoughtful person. We will miss him.
David Robert
November 30, 2016
I was privileged to work with Bill as Eastbury School PTO President in the 90's. He was first and foremost a principal for the children. Bill was always able to relate to every child and figure out the best way to educate and motivate them. He treated them all with love, kindness, and respect. I am grateful to have known him and seen his gifts first hand.
Sari Rosokoff
November 30, 2016
Jo Ann, we share your loss. Bill was an incredible educator, administrator, principal, advocate, and...friend. He was the kindest of men. You two together will always be role models to all of us who knew you. We will miss Bill for the good that he did along the way. Most of all, though, we will always remember him for the character that he was...the music lover, the lover of all children, the traveler, the wine drinker, and the Irishman who MUST have kissed that Blarney Stone! If we weren't so far away, we'd be with you today. We will always remember him with love. That love goes out to you and your extended family today and always.
Jan and Albie
November 29, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the McDermott family. Seeing Bill in Wyoming was always a great pleasure. He was a true gentleman. We are thinking of you during your time of mourning.
The Abrams Family
The Abrams Family
November 29, 2016
Mr McDermott will always be remembered by our family. All three of my daughters, Andrea, Nicole and Alyssa Rafala all attended Eastbury while he was the principal. A very kind devoted man. Will never forget his green plaid pants he wore at the holiday concerts. He will be missed.
Christine Rafala
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November 29, 2016
Thinking back on all the fond and fun memories I have of you Bill as we grew up on Chatham St. in Lynn, MA. I am going to miss our recent talks in politics, family, et. My love and prayers are with you, Sheila
Sheila Aylesbury
November 29, 2016
Dear Joanne, If any woman ever loved her husband to pieces it was you. Whenever Linda spoke to me about you and Bill she emphasized what a great couple you were. He was a wonderful person to all who knew him Dave and I are so sorry that you and your children have to go through this loss. We send you our love and sympathy and prayers for the days ahead. Sincerely, Pat and Dave Donovan
Pat and Dave Donovan
November 29, 2016
We are so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a class guy with a great wit. We hiked together in the White Mountains with Brendan and Matt . Bill was a pleasure to be around. He was also our expedition leader and guide! Great memories! Bill will be missed. We will keep him , Joann and the family in our prayers. Deepest Condolences, Sue and Paul Sposato
Paul Sposato
November 29, 2016
Rest in PEACE uncle Bill. Thank you for getting my family into sailing. I have unbelievable memories. Tom Jr.
Thomas Aylesbury
November 29, 2016
We are very saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a classy guy with a wonderful wit.We hiked together in the White Mountains with our sons some years ago and Bill was a real pleasure to be around. He will be missed.

Deepest Condolences to Joann and the Family'

Sue and Paul Sposato
Paul Sposato
November 29, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the McDermott family, my friend Michelle and her Mom.
Vincent
November 29, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Bill was a great colleague and a wonderful educator. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Milton Jacoby
November 29, 2016
Dear Joanne and family: I am so sorry for your loss, may the memories of all the wonderful times that you shared always stay with you !
Betty Nash
November 29, 2016
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November 29, 2016
Dear Jo-Ann, Michelle, Sean and Brendan, My thoughts are with you all as I remember what a wonderful man Bill was... so kind and gentle, so active and so giving. I have great memories of sailing on the catamaran with him and Brendan - what an awesome experience. He was always to be found at Jennings Beach in the summers! I will miss him dearly. And those plaid Christmas pants! Love, Siobhan
Siobhan Burke
November 29, 2016
My earliest and most vivid memory of Mr. MacDermott was not only of his leadership at Timothy Dwight but of the wonderful times at Jennings beach - spending time with your family and the rides on the Hobie cat will never be forgotten. He was an gentle and caring man who modeled kindness and quiet fortitude. Sending our love -
Megan McMahon Cosentino
November 29, 2016
Deepest condolences
Gene McEvoy
November 28, 2016
Joann and Family,
Sandy and I were deeply saddened when we learned of Bills' passing. We fondly remember the many wonderful times we all spent together many years ago. He was a wonderful man who will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sandy and Jack Forehand
November 29, 2016
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The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home
November 28, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn his loss but cherish his memory. I enjoyed working with Bill. I will always remember St. Patrick's Day at Eastbury School.
God Bless,
Roberta Keefe
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November 28, 2016
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November 28, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Bill's family. He was a very special man and educator and I will always remember him fondly. God Bless.
colleen moore
November 28, 2016
Dear JoAnn and family, my deepest sympathy at Bill's passing. He was a good boss for most of my time at Eastbury school in Glastonbury. It was a special time. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maryanne Buccini
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