William R. "Ozzie" Osborne Jr.
Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
419 Buckland Road
South Windsor, CT
William R. "Ozzie" Osborne Jr., 94, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, beloved husband for over 71 years of Elizabeth (Ferris) Osborne, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at home.

Ozzie was born in Concord, New Hampshire, on Aug. 9, 1927, son of the late William R. Osborne Sr. and Julie (Shaw) Osborne. He grew up in New Hampshire. Ozzie served our country with the U.S. Navy Seabees during WWII. Upon returning from the war, he met and married the love of his life, Elizabeth on Aug. 27, 1950. They moved to Connecticut in 1951 and settled in South Windsor. Ozzie went to work at Pratt & Whiney Aircraft in East Hartford, prior to opening Ozzie's Shell gas station. He later went to work for H.O. Penn and retired in 1993 after 25 years of service. Ozzie was a past member of Connecticut State Police Auxiliary, South Windsor Super Sixties Club, and the South Windsor Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. A kind, caring, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many he will be dearly missed.

Along with his wife Elizabeth, he leaves his children, Gary Osborne and his wife, Dinaura of North Carolina, Gregory Osborne of Arizona, Jan Richards of South Carolina, and Judy Osborne-Murphy and her husband, Craig of Florida; eight grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Daniel, Kyle, Allison, Katie, Kelly, and Samantha; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Roberta Anderson; and his grandson, Jonathan Osborne.

His family will receive friends on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m.; followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Wapping Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ozzie's memory to a charity of the donor's choice.

For online condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 24 to Nov. 28, 2021.
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The Burgers-Renny, Diana & Max
December 2, 2021
Dear Judy, Craig & Family, Our sincere sympathy on your great loss of Dad & Grandfather. Please know we are sending our prayers & thoughts to all of you. May God´s peace be with you. Much love, Aunt Bets & Family
Betsy Fox & Family
November 24, 2021
Our sincere sympathies for your loss.
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