Obituary: William J. Hemenway Jr., 80, of Ansonia

William J. Hemenway Jr., 80, of Ansonia, peacefully entered into eternal rest on December 19, 2014, at Birmingham Health Care in Derby.

Mr. Hemenway was born in Derby on May 30, 1934, son of the late William J. and Mary Harmon Hemenway.

A resident of Ansonia for most of his life, he was employed as an auto mechanic. A proud veteran, he honorably served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post 24 in Derby.

He is survived by sons, William J. Hemenway III of Seymour, John D. Hemenway and his wife Lori of Shelton and Keith L. Hemenway and his wife Deborah of SC, brothers, John “Jack” Hemenway of AZ and Thomas “Tim” Hemenway of Ansonia, sisters, Mary Sampiere of FL and Veronica Lepri of Seymour, 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Belanger.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday December 22, 2014, from 5-7 pm in the chapel of the SPINELLI-RICCIUTI/BEDNAR-OSIECKI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. At 7:00 pm, a funeral service in celebration of Bill’s life will take place with Deacon Richard Renker officiating, followed by U.S. Air Force military honors. Private burial will take place in the State Veterans’ Cemetery in Middletown at the convenience of the family.

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