William E. Canfield Sr.

Published on Tuesday, 1 August 2017 20:59


William E. Canfield Sr., 84, of Bristol, loving husband of Mary Canfield, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Bristol Hospital.

William was born in Hartford on April 1, 1933, and was the youngest of six children to the late Matthew and Florence (Zimmerman) Canfield. William spent his childhood in Unionville before moving to Bristol.

After graduating High School he spent his career working as a truck driver for Forestville Lumber until his retirement.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by his two sons, William Canfield Jr. and his wife, Traci, of Bristol, Alan Canfield and his wife, Trish, of New Hartford; daughter, Lori Viel and her husband, Harold, of Bristol; two step-sons, Jay Buchanan of Plainville, David Buchanan and his wife, Rachel, of Plainville; sister, Shirley Hiser of New Britain; ten grandchildren, Paul, Bryan, Brittani, Jonathan, Jason, Adam, Paige, Jessica, Sara, Kaylee; great-granddaughter, Emma; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to William’s parents he was predeceased by his brother, Matthew Canfield Jr.; and three sisters, Katherine Raymond, Mildred Hawes and Anna Mae McMahon.

Funeral services with Military Honors for William will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwich Lane, Avon, CT 06001. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to either the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or Korean War Veterans Association, P.O. Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920-0407.

Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT 06010 is assisting the family.

Visit William’s memorial website at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.com

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Tuesday, 1 August 2017 20:59. Updated: Tuesday, 1 August 2017 21:01.