William was born on August 2, 1933 and passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. William was a resident of Connecticut at the time of passing. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1951. He enlisted in the US Navy Seabees on July 1 1952 as a Construction Electrician apprentice. He was assigned to MCB 6 and served at the Naval Communication Station Port Lyautey Morocco. Bill was discharged from the Navy in 1956. His awards and decorations include the following: Navy Commendation Medal with Combat ?V? two Presidential Unit Citations Navy Unit Commendation Meritorious Unit Citation 5 Good Conduct Awards 2 National Defense Medals Vietnam Service Medal with Fleet Marine Corp Insignia 3 campaigns Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation with Palm Gallantry Cross Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. William was married to Harriet. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday April 18 2017 at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home Clancy Funeral Home 43 Kirkham Ave. East Haven. Funeral service will be held at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home on Wednesday April 19 at 10:30 AM with Committal and Full Military Honors to follow at East Lawn Cemetery East Haven. In lieu of flowers Harriet requests donations be made to the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Foundation PO Box 667 Gulfport MS 39502 www.seabee.org in memory of her husband William H. Doolittle.