William E. Schwarzmann II

Published on Friday, 2 September 2022 15:10


William E. Schwarzmann II (fondly known as Bill or Red) 84, of Farmington and former lifelong resident of Burlington passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2022. Born in Burlington on March 13, 1938, son of the late Ernest and Anna (Nelson) Schwarzmann, Bill was in the US National Guard Reserve.

Prior to his retirement in 1992, he attended Hartford Technical School and became a barber. He later worked two full time jobs simultaneously for many years with the State of CT Department of Transportation and O&G Construction Company. Bill was a member of the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department for 47 years, serving as Fire Police.

Bill always enjoyed working on and meticulously cleaning his many sports cars over the years, and at times may have pushed his luck once or twice on his motorcycle. After his retirement, he enjoyed his early morning coffee at Lasalle Market in Collinsville with his buddies solving many current problems.....or so they thought! Over the years he enjoyed frequent trips to Cape Cod with his wife, family and friends. His favorite pastime was watching the boats in the Hyannis Harbor. He was known to many for his practical jokes, quick wit and yes his occasional sarcasm!

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ann (Buxton) Schwarzmann of Farmington, his two daughters; Debbie Norton (David) of Burlington and Katie Garcia of Bristol, his sister Ernestine Martin of Sterling, VA. He leaves his grandson Bernie Daley and family of Yuma, AZ, granddaughter Sylvia Garcia of Terryville, special great-granddaughter Krystyna Long of Terryville that provided him immense joy over the last couple years, nieces Lisa Sjurseth of Leesburg, VA, Alison Conway of East Haven, Kimberly Cook of Terryville, Sarah Berry of Newry, ME, nephews Curt MacDonald of West Lebanon, NH, Chad MacDonald of Phoenix, AZ, his former sons-in-law Bernie Daley of Yuma, AZ and David Garcia of Bristol, his godson Scott Tharau of Burlington, and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Arthur Schwarzmann.

His family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Ingraham Manor staff for their excellent care and compassion in treating him as if he was a lifelong friend.

At Bill’s request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department, 719 George Washington Turnpike, Burlington, CT 06013. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.,  www.ahernfuneralhome.com .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Friday, 2 September 2022 15:10. Updated: Friday, 2 September 2022 15:13.