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Robert  Williams

Robert "Bob" Williams

Saturday, May 18th, 1940 - Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Robert “Bob” Williams, 80, of Windsor Locks, formerly of East Windsor, beloved husband of Diana (Fisher) Williams passed away March 9, 2021 after a long and valiant effort with Parkinson’s Disease. Bob was born May 18, 1940 in Pittston Township PA, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Ryan) Williams. Bob was a positive soul who loved life and saw the best in everyone and everything. He firmly believed “for every one bad person, there are one thousand good people” and often said “Don’t sweat the small stuff”. He graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1958 and attended evening classes at the University of Hartford. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years. Bob had a 35-year career at Aetna Life & Casualty, as the Manager and Liaison of Printing Services. He enjoyed playing basketball and was proud of having run in the Manchester Thanksgiving Day Road Race for 27 years. Bob and his wife were inseparable and loved to explore our wonderful country in their motor home, as well as hiking, bicycling, riding his motorcycle, and skiing together, especially in Vermont. He also could be seen at car shows with his 1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Other cars he was pleased to own were a 1955 Austin Healey and 1929 LaSalle. He was a member of the East Windsor Lions Club for twelve years and an active participant in the youth exchange program. He delighted in sharing his childhood Hartford neighborhood and city. One of his creative pastimes was writing, including poems to his wife, but his pride, joy and most satisfying accomplishment was his family. He was a devoted family man, a wonderful husband, a fantastic father, and the best grandfather anyone could hope for. Bob kept us laughing with his humor until the end and will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate to know him. Besides his loving wife, Diana, of 60 years, he is survived by his four children David and his wife Suzanne Williams of Canton CT; Linda and her husband Richard Suleski of Enfield CT; Thomas and his wife Kristin Russell-Williams of Bolton CT; and Nancy and her husband Russell Anselmo of Glastonbury CT. He is also survived by, as he called them, his “superstar” grandchildren whom he loved to boast about: Michael and his wife Lauren Masullo; Michael, Karen, Stacey, Ryan and Sean Suleski; Madeline and Hannah Anselmo; and Elinor “Ellie” Williams. Waiting for him in Heaven are his two brothers Jack and Bill, as well as many family members. He also is survived by his sisters Betsy, Mary, Carol, many nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and neighbors. A memorial service will be private for immediate family at Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Windsor Locks. For online condolences please visit:
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Michael Giuffrida

Posted at 07:18pm
Dear Diane and family, I'm very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. We worked together for many years at Aetna. Bob was a good friend and an excellent employee. I have thought of him often over the years, and have him in my prayers.

Brenda Massa

Posted at 09:38am
Diane and Family:

Diane and Family:
Please know that Bob will be missed. He was a upbeat and personable man. Always sharing the news of the day which he
would read in the Journal Inquirer or the Hartford Courant. I always enjoyed our visits and especially of how proud he was
of his grandchildren's numerous accomplishments.

With sincere sympathy.
Brenda M.


Maryellen Mascitti

Posted at 12:07pm
Dear Linda and family, I am deeply saddened by the passing of your father. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers along with my many lovely memories from childhood. I am honored to have known him, and remember the years and enjoyable hours spent at your home while growing up. My deepest condolences, and my sincere apologies that my condolences are late. Wishing you strength, peace and joyful memories during this incredibly difficult time, Maryellen (childhood friend).

Gary Merrigan

Posted at 09:41am
Diana Michele and I are so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We met him when Windsor Locks became his new home.I always enjoyed his company when he would come to the open houses and check on the progress at Woodridge his new community. Always thoughtful to bring me a Car and Driver magazine and talk about collector cars. I will miss him he was a great guy. Condolences to you all. GARY Merrigan and family.

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