William E. Clifford II 48 of Farmington and Westbrook CT passed away peacefully at UConn Health on March 31 2018 surrounded by his family. Loved by many "Cliff" was a kind-hearted compassionate and fun-loving person. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in Journalism he had a life-long passion for music and a knack for identifying up-and-coming talent. Cliff was a music critic for several national publications. He leaves his mother Nancy Grosso Clifford and is pre-deceased by his father William E. Clifford. He also leaves his best friends: his sister Beth Beisel and her husband Brian Beisel of Farmington; and his brother Peter Clifford and his wife Andrea Orr Clifford of Fairfield. Cliff adored his six nieces and nephews: Sara Katherine and Jack Beisel and Charles John and Thomas Clifford and loved his many aunts uncles cousins and dedicated friends. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at UConn Health especially the Intensive Care Unit the Oncology Department and the Nutrition Department for their remarkable care and for putting Cliff and his family's needs first. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: GMO Free USA PO Box 458 Unionville CT 06085. Calling hours will be Tuesday April 3 from 4-7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home 906 Farmington Ave. West Hartford and a Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday April 4 at the Church of St. Timothy 1116 N. Main St. West Hartford at 10 a.m. Directions and online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant on Apr. 3, 2018.