William Kenneth Conway, 84, beloved husband of Mary (Boucher Bartolotta) Conway, of Vernon, and Westerly, Rhode Island, passed away on Nov. 14, 2021.
Born on April 18, 1937, he was raised in Seymour, by his mother, the late Mae (Demoske Conway) DuPaul, attending Assumption School and, for two years, Notre Dame High School. After graduating from Seymour High School, where he was known as Ken, he worked in various local businesses before joining the Air Force. Returning to Connecticut, he had a 32-year career with Southern New England Telephone first as a lineman and then as an installer making lifelong friends along the way. Bill is best remembered for his support of others. He took delight and cheered people on as he encouraged them toward accomplishments they never thought they could achieve. He managed Little League Baseball in Vernon for many years (well after his children had reached adulthood) and remembers each of his players, the position they played, how they grew in their ability and understanding of the game, and who they were as a person. He loved seeing his players years later with their own children. Bill was a hands-on guy and loved working in the yard creating little places that both looked and felt good, and nary a day went by when he didn't say, "I think I'll mow the lawn today."
Bill's pride and joy was his incredible family, Richard, Diane, Brendan, and Sean Conway; Jennifer, Sam, Mae, Caitlin, and Emily Ward; David, Michelle, Dom, and Joe Bartolotta; Jonathan, Caroline, and Finnegan Bartolotta; Michael, Melissa, Celia, Luciana, and Sebastian Bartolotta; and, Brian, Kevin, and Alexis Bartolotta. Bill also leaves his brother and family William, Karen, and Jeffrey DuPaul; in-laws Jane, Anne, Vincent, and Robin Boucher; many nieces and nephews, and his many friends.
He looked forward to and treasured all family holiday gatherings especially July 4 vacation week, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Bill also took pride in supporting and being a member of the Rockville Fish and Game Club, Rockville American Legion Post 14, the Westerly Yacht Club, the SNET Pioneers, and the National Rifle Association.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, or a charity of the donor's choice
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Ladd Turkington Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, Route 83, Vernon.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at 10 a.m., at St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Rockville. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Connecticut State Veteran's Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown.
To leave an online condolence please visitwww.carmonfuneralhome.com
Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2021.