William V. Cramer, Jr.
William V. Cramer, Jr. of New Haven passed away suddenly on September 19, 2021 in Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of 50 years of the late Marilyn "Boots" DiAdamo Cramer. Born in New Haven on January 28, 1933, son of the late William and Martha Sullivan Cramer, Sr., Bill was a graduate of Hillhouse High School and the University of New Haven. He was a proud US Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he was appointed to the New Haven Police Department, serving the City as a patrolman for 30 years. He was also the co-owner of Hull's Hardware and Hobby Shop since 1962 retiring after 48 years. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the New Haven Elks Lodge 25, the Greater New Haven Pistoleros, and the Anchor Club. He was an avid hunter, meeting monthly with his hunting buddies for 50 years. He also enjoyed spending time on his daughter's farm. Bill was a man of integrity, dedicated to his family, friends, and animals. He is the devoted father of Kim (Albert) Curbow and Kristen (John Lynch) Cramer. Brother of the late Shirley Turski, Rosemary Erland, and Lawrence Cramer. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00-7:00 in the Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc. 11 Wooster Place in New Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish at St. Bernadette Church, 385 Townsend Ave., in New Haven Thursday morning at 11:00. Family and friends are asked to go directly to Church. Burial with military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Per the City of New Haven, masks must be worn for all indoor services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sr. Ritamary Schultz, ASCJ 1959 Scholarship at Sacred Heart Academy 265 Benham St. Hamden, CT 06514. Share a memory and sign Bill's guest book online at www.iovanne.com
Published by The New Haven Register on Sep. 20, 2021.