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34 Beaver Rd
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 563-9999
Fax: 860-721-6850
William Faber

William J. "Bill" Faber

Sunday, May 15th, 1921 - Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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William J. “Bill” Faber, lifelong Glastonbury resident, beloved husband of 68 years to Constance B. “Connie” (Dane) Faber, peacefully passed away at home in the early morning hours, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, with his family by his side. Bill was the son of the late John and Katherine (Drost) Faber. Along with his devoted wife Connie, he will be deeply missed and remembered by his daughter Cheryl Flynn of Wethersfield; three adored grandchildren, Tyler Flynn of Wethersfield, Brandon and Collin Faber, both in Thousand Oaks, CA; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey; three brothers, Henry, Charles and John; two sisters, Mary Jones and Helen Faber; a sister-in-law Maureen (Dane) Perry.
Out of 98 years in Glastonbury, Bill spent three years away from Glastonbury while serving our country during World War II overseas in China, Burma, and India. Bill attained the rank of Sergeant. When he was Honorably Discharged from the military, Bill earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Arnold College, and continued his education, earning his Master’s Degree from UConn.
He was a very dedicated and a hard-working person. He was an employee of the Glastonbury School System for 30 plus years, as a physical education teacher, a Coach of Sports, Vice Principal of Glastonbury High School, and finally the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools. After his retirement from the School System, Bill owned a Seal Coat business along with being a State of CT Judicial Marshal.
Bill devoted many hours of his time to Community service. Not only was he a Communicant of St. Paul’s Church, Glastonbury, he was a Church Council Trustee for 18 years, Chairman of the Education Committee, Church Usher for many years and a member of the St. Paul Men’s Club.
In the Political arena, Bill was a Selectman on the Town Council, a member of the Board of Appeals and the Town Safety Commission. He was the recipient of the Democrat of the Year Award in 1972. In addition, he was a member of the American Legion Post 56 for over 50 years, a past Adjutant and Chairman of Nutmeg Boys State for many years, as well as being on the Veteran’s Service Commission.
Bill was a life member and Past President of the CT Soccer Officials, co-founder and first President of the Clayton House on Williams Street, and a Board of Director of Hale Farms Condo Association for over 6 years. He was distinctively honored by the Jaycees and the American Legion for Community Service.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects to Bill and the Faber family, Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home 34 BEAVER RD. WETHERSFIELD. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Bill’s life, will be Saturday, June 1st at 11 am in the Community of Ss. Isadore and Maria Parish at St. Paul Church, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury. Interment will follow the Mass in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, New London Tpke, Glastonbury with full military honors. To extend condolences and/or share a memory, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Wethersfield
    34 Beaver Rd.
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 11:00am
    SS Isadore & Maria Parish- St. Paul Church
    2577 Main St
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
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    Mass of Christian Burial
    Fr. John Gwozdz
  • Interment

    St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Cemetery
    New London Turnpike
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Erica Westwood

Posted at 08:16am
Dear Connie, Cheryl and family,
I always enjoyed running into Bill in the hall of our condo complex. He was always so kind, warm and friendly, "Hey, how are you?" always sounding so pleased to see me and asking how I was or when my mother would stop by for a visit, he would ask how she has been. Always taking an interested in our well being. Even when using a walker, he wouldn't let me hold the door open for him to our mailboxes in the lobby, or to exit our building. He'd always say, "I got it..." and would let me go ahead of him, propping the door open with his walker. Always determined and never letting anything stop him. He was a true gentleman, right down to pulling the car around to the end of the sidewalk to pick up Connie before heading out for the afternoon. His kind and positive spirit will be missed.
Thinking of you with deepest sympathy,
Erica M. Westwood


Posted at 05:54pm
Please accept my condolences for the passing of William. There is hope though, as the Almighty has arranged for the resurrection in the future. He promises, "... There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." (Acts 24:15)

I hope you find these few words comforting and provide motivation to prepare for the new world of God's making. (John 17:3)

Theodore Paulding

Posted at 01:44pm
I had the pleasure of getting to know Bill in my career as former prosecutor, and then defense lawyer when he worked as a sheriff in the court system. As our friendship grew, I learned of the many hats he has worn in a variety of roles, with the common theme of giving back to the community. Whether it be for the Town of Glastonbury or the State of Connecticut, he treated all with the same degree of respect, kindness and care. He was truly a man who exemplified doing the right thing and doing a good thing, every day of his life.

David Dearborn

Posted at 10:17am
Sending condolences to Mr. Bill Faber's family. Bill was one of the nicest guys I've ever met, and always friendly to a younger newcomer in town, which I was in the "old days." Rest in Peace, Bill. --David Dearborn, former editor of Glastonbury Citizen


Posted at 05:38pm
Condolences to the family for their loss. May pleasant memories of Bill bring you peace and may God of all comfort wipe away the tears. Isaiah 25:8

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