In memory of
William G. Reardon
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In memory of
William G. Reardon
William Reardon, age 91, passed away peacefully at the Hospital for Special Care on Friday, January 6, 2017 with his loving family gathered around him. He was born at home on May 15, 1925 on Miller Road (now South Main Street), East Hampton, to John and Viola (Madigan) Reardon. Bill's family was his special joy, whether he was called Pop, Dad, or Gramps. In addition to his wife Jackie, Bill leaves three children: Catherine (Richard) Vynalek of Durham; Jacquelyn Lee Reardon of Coventry; and Doloris (Joseph) Mascata of Winsted. He also had 6 grandchildren: Douglas, Richard, and Lauralyn Vynalek of Durham; Faith Twining and Heather Scozzari of Middletown; and Joesph Mascata of Winsted; and 10 great-grandchildren. He also leaves one brother, James (Alyce) Reardon of Middletown, and was predeceased by their brother John Merrill Reardon. A licensed electrician and sometimes known locally as the "Maytag Man", Bill was a favorite appliance serviceman for many years. A devotee of all things mechanical, he was a member of several antique car, tractor and truck clubs. He was widely known as the announcer for Belltown Antique Car Club's annual shows, and was a Life Member of B.P.O. Elks, Lodge 771. A great fan of Bluegrass Music, the highlight of his year was hosting a camping weekend with his bluegrass friends at his farm every Labor Day weekend. With a keen Irish sense of humor and a penchant for storytelling, there was never a dull moment if Bill were around. Bill and Jackie spent many happy years vacationing in their motorhome, and especially loved the Mt. Washington area, camping in the National Forest. He also enjoyed spending time with his family at the shore in Westbrook. The family wishes to express their special thanks to the staff of HSC for their compassionate care for Bill and for their support to all the family throughout his hospitalization. Donations may be made in Bill's name to the charity of one's choice. Calling hours will take place at Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main Street, East Hampton on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a period of remembrance lead by Rev. Cathy Rohrs, Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. To leave online condolences please visit spencerfuneralhomeinc.com
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