William Powell Hassett, 80, of Burlington, died June 17, 2017.
Bill was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Hartford, the son of the late William J. and Evelyn I. Hassett, and grandson of William F. and Honore Quinn Hassett and Bernard H. and Grace Kemp Powell. He was the loving husband of Lynde Marshall Hassett.
Bill graduated from St. Joseph School, Bristol High School, Cheshire Academy and attended UConn. Bill spent his working life in sales and marketing management in petroleum and heavy trucks and equipment.
He enjoyed traditional jazz and opera and was a member of the Encore Society of The Metropolitan Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. He was a past officer of the English Setter Club of New England. Bill was a member of the Burlington Republican Town Committee.
A lifelong Yankees fan, Bill also followed the exploits of the UConn women’s basketball team. Home always revolved around music and the dogs he shared his life with. Glimmerglass and Tanglewood hold especially fond memories of good times. Bill enjoyed talking about politics past and present and reliving stories of their youth with good friends.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, Bill is survived by his sister, Karen Blennerhassett, nephew, Michael Dube, both of Lamoine, Maine, and nephew Jean-Paul Taillon of Sedgwick, Maine.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Burial will be private in Peacedale Cemetery.
For directions or condolences, visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com .