Bradley, David Reed

David Reed Bradley, 69, of Avon, CT, passed away peacefully on November 30th at home with his wife by his side. Born January 19, 1950, David was the son of Florence Reed Bradley, formerly of Glastonbury, CT, and the late Clifton E. Bradley.
David graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1967 and from Brown University in 1971 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. At Brown, David was very active in the musical theatre program and made many close, lifelong friends, who traveled the world with him. He was also a member of the Rhode Island National Guard. Following his graduation from Brown, David entered the actuarial program at The Hartford, where he rose to Executive Vice President during his 29 year tenure. He was a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
David was a passionate musician. He began music lessons from his grandmother at age 3, organ lessons at age 11, ballet school accompanist at age 14, followed by a lifetime as an organist in area churches. He was an interim and substitute organist and a 40-year member of Asylum Hill Congregational Church and served on many committees, including chairing the Stewardship Committee.
David formed the Worthington Trio with his wife, Kathleen (cellist) and Dr. Lisa Kugelman (violinist). In addition to being a phenomenal musician, he loved sports, including golf, tennis and squash. He was an avid fan of the UConn Women’s Basketball Team. He enjoyed spending many summers at Cape Cod with his family.
David is survived by his wife of eight years, Kathleen Schiano; his son James Stedman Bradley of New York, NY; his daughter Eleanor Grace Bradley Healy, her husband Michael, and their son William Wells Stedman Healy, of Weston, CT; and Kathleen’s son Christopher Schiano of Simsbury, CT. In addition to his mother, David is also survived by his sister Janet Bradley and her husband Douglas McNally, of Windsor, MA; and his aunt Carrie Mobsby of Glastonbury, CT. The Bradley Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many family, friends and neighbors, who were so kind to David; and most especially to Seth Koranteng of Visiting Angels, who skillfully and lovingly cared for David in the past few months.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6th at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, with a reception to follow.
On Saturday, December 7th, family and friends are invited to gather at Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street in Avon, CT, at 11:00 a.m. Burial with a graveside service will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the David Bradley Music Fund at Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Unionville, CT 06085. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at

Mullarkey, Margaret A. “Peggy”

Margaret A. (Peggy) Mullarkey of West Hartford passed away peacefully Saturday, November 30th at St. Mary Home. Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland daughter of the late Edward J. and Anne Theresa (Nealon) Mullarkey, she graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, Class of 1956.
Prior to retiring, Peggy was the Manager at the Farmington Motor Inn in Farmington and had been associated with the Tomasso Group in both New Britain and North Haven for a number of years. She was a devout and active communicant at the Church of St. Peter Claver in West Hartford.
She is survived by her brother Edward Joseph Mullarkey and his wife Mary of Wethersfield, many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Sean Mullarkey, her sister Maureen Cosgrove, her brother-in-law Joseph Cosgrove and her beloved niece Sheila Foley. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary Home for making Peggy comfortable with their extraordinary level of care and support.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday (Dec. 5) at 10:30 am in The Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford followed by burial at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Relatives and friends may call at the Parish Center of the Church of St. Peter Claver from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Peggy’s name may be made to the Rev. John T. Shugrue Scholarship Fund c/o The Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant Street West Hartford, CT 06107 or the Caitlin A. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Northwest Community Bank, P.O. Box 29, Granby, CT 06035.

Bradley, David Reed

David Reed Bradley, 69, of Glastonbury, CT beloved husband of Kathleen Schiano and loving father of James Bradley and Eleanor Bradley Healy passed away peacefully November 30th, 2019 at his home in Avon.
Funeral and burial arrangements will be announced shortly, further information to follow both online and in the Hartford Courant.

Scotto, Brenda F.

Brenda F. Scotto, 76, of New Britain, passed away peacefully Monday, November 25th, 2019. Born August 15th, 1943 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Burtt and Natalie (Beem) Farley. Brenda loved dancing, music and singing and especially her Boo kitty. She enjoyed her friends and travelling, especially with her family, but nothing was more important to her than spending time with her beloved grandchildren.
Brenda is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Kerlejza and her husband Kevin of Unionville and Kara Bonfils and her husband John of Mt. Airy, MD, her grandchildren, David and Lexie Kerlejza of Unionville and Sara, Michael and Hannah Bonfils of Mt. Airy, MD and her sister, Sally Heavisides and her husband Bob of Rockport, ME.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Nov. 29) from 10:30-11:30 am followed by Funeral Services in the Funeral Home at 11:30 am. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

Carrier, Edward Stratton “Ted”

Edward Stratton Carrier (Ted), 91, of West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday November 18, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Sally Davis Carrier with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Ted was born September 19, 1928 to the late Edward M. and Alberta (Stratton) Carrier of Hartford CT. He graduated from Kingswood School, West Hartford in 1946, and from Babson College, Wellesley MA, in 1950.
Ted proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1952. Upon return to Hartford, he took over the family business, The Lucy Baltzell Shop, an upscale women’s specialty clothing shop located at 24 Trumbull St in Hartford. Ted’s mother purchased the clothing store in 1944 from the original shop owner. Under Ted’s ownership, two new locations were opened; one in West Hartford Center and one in Hamden CT. Over his tenure, Ted converted the Royal Footman restaurant in Hamden CT into 23,000 SF of retail space and then renovated and enlarged the 36 LaSalle Rd location in West Hartford Center into four stories, 30,000 SF of retail space for The Lucy Baltzell Shop expansions. The Lucy Baltzell Shop remained in business until Ted and Sally’s retirement from the retail business in 1998.
Ted had a vision not only for his own business, but for a vibrant West Hartford Center. He was founder and chairman of the West Hartford Property Owners Associations, the West Hartford Retail Merchants Association, and the Landlords Association. Later in his career, Ted purchased the West Hartford Firehouse on Brace Road and converted it into 8500 SF of retail and office space that still operates as a robust business to this day.
Ted was an active supporter of many programs and organizations, most notably The Mark Twain House & Museum and Friends of the Heublein Tower. His expertise in building and property management was an asset to these organizations as he served on their new museum center building and tower rehabilitation committees respectively. He is a longtime member of Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford CT, where he has served as deacon, and supported initiatives including establishment of community gardens, acquisition of property and housing restoration. These initiatives helped to transform the Huntington Street neighborhood, making it a safer place to live and grow. He also is a sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Program at Babson College, a program to enhance women’s personal and professional success in business.
Ted’s life-long love of cars was one that he shared with his brother growing up, as they purchased, refurbished and resold many collectible vehicles. It was a passion and hobby that remained with him throughout his life, as he acquired a small collection of vintage automobiles. His love of energetic community was also seen in his interest in fishing tournaments which he once observed when on vacation out of state. From that experience, he founded and sponsored an annual Carp Fishing Tournament for several years, as part of Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture initiative, where fisherman from all of the country would come to Hartford for this 3-day annual event.
Besides Sally, he is survived by nephew Craig Carrier and wife Donna, and their children, Seth, Aaron, and Caelyn Carrier, all of Agawam MA, and niece Catherine Carrier, of Agawam. Ted was predeceased by his brother Cris of Hartford. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Davis, of Plattsburgh, NY, and his three children Karen Midkiff of Indianapolis IN, Susan Sanford of Colchester CT, and William Davis of Seattle WA, and their spouses and children.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday November 26th at 11:00 am at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave, Hartford CT 06105.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Asylum Hill Congregational Church, or The Mark Twain House & Museum, 1351 Farmington Ave, Hartford CT 06105.
Ted’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Arden Court of Avon who provided comfort and compassionate care to Ted during his stay.

Broxton, Anderson

Anderson Broxton, 72, of Hartford, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 14th, 2019. A Prayer Service will be held Friday (Nov. 22) at 2:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The House of Bread, 1453 Main St., Hartford, CT 06120.

Ashe, Sharon Lois

Sharon Lois Ashe departed this life on November 6, 2019. Her husband, James Loren Patterson (Jim Easy); her parents, Dorothy H. Flamio, Nicolas R. Flamio and Wallace L. Ashe; and her brother, Wallace H. Ashe (Skip) predeceased her.
Sharon is survived by her almost twin sister Judith Mary Ashe DeVincke; Judith’s daughter Dorothy Sarah DeVincke, her partner Brendan Quinn and their two special children Lenore Margaret and Declan Wallace; Judith’s son Charles Ashe and his wife Linda; her brother Skip’s wife Ann Marie Ashe, their daughter Phaedra Morneault, Phaedra’s partner Roger Theriault, and Phaedra’s children Myranda and Azleigh; Skip & Ann Marie’s daughter and Sharon’s favorite nephew Robert N. Ashe and his partner Gigliola Manrique.
Sharon graduated from the MBA program at the University of Connecticut and worked primarily in areas involving finance at both Cigna and Citigroup. Retiring prior to her 55th birthday to fall in love and travel the world.
Services will be held privately in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601

Goddard, Stephen Bradley

Stephen Bradley Goddard died peacefully on November 4, 2019 in West Hartford, CT at the age of 77.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Blaney Goddard; his children, Taegan Goddard, Bradley Goddard and Chelsey Goddard; his daughters-in-law, Sara Goddard and Mary Ellen Bucko, and his son-in-law, Patrick Proctor. He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Chase, Alex, Cameron, Johnny, Toby and Juniper.

Stephen was born on November 9, 1941 to Harvey Burton Goddard and Elizabeth O’Connor Goddard. He graduated from Bates College with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics in 1963 and from the University of Connecticut School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1973. Stephen was elected as an editor of the Law Review while at UConn School of Law.

He married Patty, the love of his life, in 1965. They settled in Hartford, CT and had three children. Stephen began his career as a journalist for the Hartford Times where he wrote a column for young adult readers and ultimately served as an editor on the City Desk. He was the recipient of a Congressional Fellowship in 1967 and worked in both houses of the United States Congress. From 1963 through 1969, Stephen served in the Marine Corps Reserve and left his service as a sergeant. After graduating from law school, Stephen briefly worked for a law firm before realizing he preferred working for himself. He started his own general practice law firm which he ran for more than 40 years.

Stephen was an accomplished author and historian, having written three books in the field of transportation. He was also the author of numerous essays on history and public policy published in newspapers nationwide. He also taught several history courses at Trinity College and the University of Hartford, earning rave reviews on his lectures from students.
Of all his many civic pursuits, Stephen served most prominently as a board member of the Hartford Public Library for more than 30 years, most recently as Director Emeritus. He was passionate about Hartford and its history and was instrumental in founding the Hartford History Center at the library. He lived in the city most of his life and was involved in numerous neighborhood organizations including the Blue Hills Civic Association, the West End Civic Association and the Southside Institution Neighborhood Alliance. He served his church, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, in many ways, including as part of a search committee for a senior minister, and helping to compile its history.

Anyone who knew Stephen understood his genuine love for people. He was the ultimate extrovert, cherishing his conversations with everyone who crossed his path. His great joy was throwing a party and he loved a hosting a raucous bunch of folks at his home. He was also a strong believer in the responsibility of civic participation throughout his life, instilling this value in his children. If he could meld his love of people with civic engagement over a meal or walking with his friends, he was truly happy. Indeed, even during the past year as his cognitive abilities were compromised, he charmed his caregivers and his social self was remarkably intact until just recently.

Stephen was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Hartford Yard Goats, a love he shared enthusiastically with his children and grandchildren. He ran three marathons because he never thought he could be a successful athlete. Stephen loved to travel with Patty. In his later years, he and Patty spent much of their free time in Martha’s Vineyard, a deeply meaningful place for him.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11 am at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, with a reception to follow at the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Stephen’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hartford Public Library at 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Donations may also be made online at Please specify that your donation is in memory of Stephen Goddard for the Hartford History Center.

Stephen’s family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers and staff at the Hebrew Center for their tireless efforts to make Stephen’s last days comfortable and filled with love.


Scanlon, Anne Maxwell (Sherrerd)

Anne Maxwell (Sherrerd) Scanlon, 89, of East Granby, widow of Lawrence Eugene Scanlon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Born October 17th, 1930 in East Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Huske) Sherrerd. Anne received her B.A. from New Jersey College for Women (now Rutgers University), Class of 1952 and her M.A. from the University of Hartford, Class of 1970. Anne was a dedicated teacher for 25 years teaching at the Institute of Living then in the Hartford Public School System. She loved interior design, travel and swimming, especially at the New Jersey and New England beaches.
Anne is survived by her two sons, Larry F. Scanlon and his wife Aline Fairweather of Philadelphia, PA and Neal P. Scanlon and his wife Susanne Phillips Scanlon of Queen Creek, AZ, her sister, Frances Hill of Simsbury, her grandchildren, Sterling Lawrence Scanlon and Eliza Cassella of Hartford, Milo Scanlon, Jasper Scanlon and Zoe Scanlon all of Philadelphia, PA, David Scalise of Arizona, Lisa Pipkin and her husband Kevin of Alabama, a great-granddaughter Autumn Pipkin and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter Heidi Anne Scanlon and her sister Margaret Sherrerd Dobbins.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Monday (Oct. 28) from 3:00-6:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday (Oct. 29) at 11:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104.

Conrod, Calvin Douglas

Calvin Douglas Conrod, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday morning (October 18, 2019). Cal was born on June 28, 1927 in Cambridge, Mass, a son of the late Douglas Franklin Conrod and Susan Shearer. Cal lived in Stamford for 43 years, and then at the Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield for the past 9 years, where he could be near family and where he made many wonderful friends.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Cal was beloved by his wife Enid and his daughters who will remember him for his steady, gentle and compassionate nature. His first thought was always for the care and concern of others; he ended virtually every conversation with the words, “is there anything I can do for you?” His strong, guiding presence was a blessing to his family and the many friends he made throughout his life.
Cal was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME, joining the U.S. Navy in 1945 at age 17. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and joined IBM in 1951, where he remained for his entire 37-year career. There, he was responsible for managing and directing production and safety standards for IBM computers worldwide until he retired in 1988. He loved technology and was an early adopter throughout his life. His career at IBM and his life with Enid afforded him the opportunity to travel extensively in the U.S. and in Europe, which he loved. He was a lifelong skier and shared his love of the sport with his family, skiing into his 80s. In retirement, he gave back countless hours to his community as a volunteer, teaching computer skills through the Stamford Senior Men’s Association, assisting senior citizens with their taxes, delivering Meals on Wheels, and serving on various boards and committees at Duncaster.
Cal is survived by his brother David Franklin Conrod and his sister-in-law Ann Conrod of New Canaan, CT; his daughters Laurie Conrod of Dana Point, California; Sarah Conrod DeFilippis and his son-in-law Anthony DeFilippis of West Hartford; five grandchildren: Kacie Chagnon of Georgia Center, VT; Brian DiMartino of Boston, MA; Katherine DiMartino of Kauai, HI; and Madeline and Anna DeFilippis of West Hartford; as well as three great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Enid P. Conrod and his daughter Karen Lynn Conrod.
Friends and family may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m.; or at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, on Saturday, October 26th from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Peru, VT in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fryeburg Academy, Fryeberg, Maine or Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Glavas, Catherine Ann

Catherine Ann Glavas, 78, of West Hartford, passed away on Tuesday August 27th after a decades-long battle with breast cancer.
Born on July 26, 1941, she was the daughter of Charles and Valentina Blainey and raised in Queens, NY. Cathy was married to Alexander N. Glavas on April 30, 1961. She and her husband moved to Mineola, New York in 1967 to raise their children. After their children were grown, they moved to Germantown, TN where she worked as a legal secretary for many years.
In her retirement Cathy spent much of her time volunteering at St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Germantown Animal Shelter. After her husband’s passing, Cathy moved to West Hartford to be closer to her family. There her volunteering spirit continued, and she volunteered at the CT Humane Society and UConn Health Center. Cathy had a profound love for animals and brought home the dogs and cats no one else seemed to want; her latest a senior Jack Russel Terrier named Marco who was her loyal companion. Cathy always entered a room with a smile and laughter. She will be sorely missed.
Catherine was predeceased by her infant daughter Alexis Ann and her husband Alexander N. Glavas. She is survived by her mother Valentina Blainey of West Hartford, CT, son Steven and his wife Siobhan of Long Island, NY, daughter Christine Kruczek and husband Kurt of West Hartford, CT, her four adoring granddaughters Julia, Katherine, Emily and Samantha, and her sister Caroline Blainey of Brookline, MA.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Tuesday, September 3rd from 3:00-5:00pm immediately followed by a ceremony in the Funeral Home officiated by Fr. John Melnick. Special thanks to Dr. Susan Tannenbaum and the staff at UConn Health Center who were so kind and gracious in her final weeks, days and moments. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital ( or The Connecticut Humane Society (

Smith, Jeanette Patricia

Jeanette Patricia Smith, 66, of Bloomfield entered into eternal rest Saturday August 10th 2019.
A Native of Lime Tree Gardens, St. Ann’s, Jamaica, Jeanette was born on October 10th 1952, to the late Ira and Daphne (Miller) Smith.
Jeanette migrated to the USA in the early 1970’s and was employed by Massachusetts General Insurance Company and Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company for thirty-five years. Her commitment and dedication was also demonstrated through her service to her church, the Rehoboth Church of God, where she volunteered her time as a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, and provided clerical assistance to the Scholarship Committee.
Left to cherish her memories are her brothers, Clancy Smith of Orlando Florida, Collie Smith of Long Island New York and Junior Smith of St. Ann’s Jamaica, a host of extended Family, her church Family and many dear friends in the Bloomfield area.
Besides her parents Jeanette was predeceased by her brother Paul Smith.
Services for Jeanette will take place at the Rehoboth New Testament Church of God, 1170 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002 on Saturday August 31st. Visitation and viewing will begin at 8:00 am followed by the Funeral Service at 9:00 am with burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Bloomfield.

O’Callaghan, Joan

Joan O’Callaghan, 85, of West Hartford passed away Friday, August 9th 2019 at her home. Born in Hartford March 26th, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Jerome O’Callaghan and Eva (Henault) O’Callaghan. She was the sister of the late Suzanne Eggleton and Jerome O’Callaghan. She was also predeceased by children Susan Ackerman and Jerome Ackerman. Joan is survived by her daughter Judith Manley, son-in-law Robert Manley of West Hartford, granddaughters Jacqueline Manley and Maeve Manley of New York City. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Julie Ackerman of West Hartford. Joan also leaves several nieces and cousins who remember her fondly.
Joan was the founding owner of Resolution Services, which she ran successfully for many years. Prior to that, she worked in the field of alternate dispute resolution.
Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 11:00am in the family plot at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Section B, 1 Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield.

Sullivan, Michael

Michael Sullivan, 89, of West Hartford, husband of Hannah “Siobhan” (Griffin) Sullivan, died peacefully Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was born in Ballinskelligs, Cahirciveen, Kerry, Ireland, August 29, 1929, son of the late Patrick and Joan (King) Sullivan. He resided in the Hartford area for many years. Michael was a self-employed landscaper in greater Hartford and worked for First National and A&P grocery stores as a warehouseman. He was a communicant of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Michael Sullivan and his wife Kathy of Burlington, David Sullivan and his wife Pam of Winooski, VT, Patrick Sullivan and his wife Annie of West Hartford, and Joanne King and her husband Charlie of South Windsor; two brothers, Paddy Sullivan of Ballinskelligs, Ireland and David Sullivan of New Zealand; two sisters in law, Eileen Dowd of East Hartford and Peg Conneely of Ireland; seven grandchildren, Ian Sullivan, Brendan Sullivan, Sean Sullivan, Liam Sullivan, Aidan Sullivan, Ann-Margaret Sullivan and Charlie King; and a special nephew Patrick Sullivan and his wife Laura of West Hartford. He was predeceased by his brother and sister in law Sean and Mary Ellen Sullivan of West Hartford, his brother James Sullivan of New Zealand and his sister Mary O’Donoghue of Ireland. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary Home in West Hartford for the wonderful care given to Michael over the last several months.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue, Hartford on Friday, August 2nd from 4-7 p.m. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to a charity of your choice.

Saxton, G. William (Bill)

G. William Saxton (Bill), 91, of Farmington, beloved husband of Jessie (Salzer) Saxton, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 27th, 2019. Born in Hartford, he grew up in the Frog Hollow neighborhood where he created lifetime friendships that endured these so many long years. He was most proud of being a member of the Hartford Public High School, Class of 1945. He attended Wesleyan University with the help of a Louis A. Fox Scholarship to graduate in 1950 with a BA in Mathematics. Throughout his career he continued to mentor Fox scholars and following Mr. Fox’s death became the foundation’s executive director for twenty years. He was forever grateful to Mr. Fox and his veterans’ benefits, earned for service in the US Army Occupation of Japan immediately following World War II, for the financial resources to finish college. His career as a teacher and administrator in the Hartford Public Schools began in 1951 as a math teacher at Weaver High School, later becoming head of the math department at Buckley High School. From 1964 until retiring in 1992, he served in a variety of administrative positions as Director of Secondary Education and Research to complete his career as assistant to the superintendent. He earned a Master’s Degree from Trinity College. Bill loved travelling with old friends and especially his son and daughter-in-law to his favorite destinations in Germany and Austria. He and Jessie learned to square dance forty years ago and were devoted to the large group of friends at Central Valley Squares that shared fun times dancing. The family is most appreciative of the wonderful care given to Bill during his brief stay at Avon Health Center.
He and Jessie, married nearly 67 years, raised a family in the Highlands neighborhood of Farmington. Bill is survived by his two children, Brian Saxton and his wife Lisa of St Joseph, MI and Sharon Farrell and her husband Tim of Cromwell; his grandchildren, Pam Saxton, Bill Hatfield, Kelly Farrell, and Jennifer Farrell; and son-in-law Fred Hatfield. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Larilyn “Missy” Hatfield in 2012.
Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family