William Brandon Shanley
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William Brandon Shanley of New Haven, Connecticut (formerly of Harwinton), passed away on November 6, 2017. He was the son of the late Lloyd Shanley Jr. and the late Helen Shanley of Harwinton and was predeceased by brothers John Creel and Lloyd Shanley lll. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Shanley Schnyer of Harwinton and sister-in-law Janet Creel of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and Uncle Kenneth Jasch of Torrance, California. He is also survived by his nieces, Amy McKeon of Asheville, North Carolina, Heather Gananca of Harwinton, Connecticut, Marlo Bauer of Mt. Pleasant, Naomi Brooks of Boise, Idaho, Loranne Jordan of San Diego, CA , numerous grandnieces and grandnephews and the Johnson and Baldwin cousins. William was born in Torrington, Connecticut . He was a graduate of Lewis S. Mills high school and attended Emerson College in Boston. William's intellect and technical abilities provided him a lifetime of wide and varied occupational experiences. At the age of 16 years he was the youngest DJ on the air in Waterbury, after college he worked as part of Jimmy Carter's advance team, providing technical and audio visual support for Carter's bid for the Presidency. Over the years he was employed by the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC, CNN in Atlanta, Georgia along with employment at other news organizations during his lifetime. William continued his lifelong interest in politics and the media, pursuing his career as an author and as an independent documentary producer. His film production and film editing business continued throughout his life. There will be no calling hours. His burial service will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 1 pm at West Cemetery, Cemetery Rd., in Harwinton, Ct. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The AIDS Project of New Haven or to Mental Health of Connecticut. Kindly visit www.rowefuneralhome.net to send the family an online condolence.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Nov. 12, 2017.
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November 5, 2019
I regret that the paths we take lead us so far away from each other, and sometimes never merge. Time cannot erase my fondest memories of his VW Bug, stripped to hold a ton of newspapers. Memories of the antics in the barn, the practical jokes on each other, and the endless debates will never fade.

Henry Moore
November 20, 2017
I knew Will when we were classmates at Mills. He was intellectual first, industrious second, and philosophical. I lost touch after our youth, but I am proud to have been his friend, and envious of his accomplishments.
November 18, 2017
I guess none of us have words that can really console you, Nancy, but it may help to know that many of us wish we could offer you comfort.
Marie Knudsen
November 17, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's passing, Nancy. I never met him, but I know he must have been a wonderful man, because he comes from such a great family. Thinking of you and yours.
Karen Willey
November 17, 2017
I am shocked and saddened by Will's sudden death. Though we had never met in person, we struck up a close friendship via email. He was fiercely idealistic, tenacious in his moral principles, a loving friend, and a sweet soul. I will miss him greatly.
Maria Chang
November 16, 2017
Nancy and family, I am saddened to lear of the loss of your brother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and bless you with the love of family and friends.
Carol Bentley- Vroman
November 15, 2017
My deepest condolences to you and your family Nancy.
Helen Rose
November 12, 2017
So sorry to hear this,Nancy
Charlie Thierry
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