Naugatuck-William E. Phillips, Sr., age 83, beloved husband of Helen (Carroll) Phillips, passed away Sunday August 1, 2021 at Waterbury Hospital.
Born in Waterbury, CT on August 16, 1937, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Roche) Phillips. Bill was a graduate of Naugatuck High School class of 1955, and was a lifelong Naugatuck resident. He retired from Northeast Utilities after many years of service. He proudly served his country in the Unites States Navy. Bill enjoyed golf and was an avid UConn, Red Sox, and Notre Dame fan. He was a member of the Naugatuck Elks Lodge 967, American Legion Post 17, and the Knights of Columbus.
Besides his wife Helen of 55 years, Bill leaves his son, William Phillips, Jr. of Naugatuck, and David Phillips and his wife Stacie of Waterbury; his brother John Phillips, II, of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Lou.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday August 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will meet at 6 p.m. The Elks Lodge will perform their ritual at 6:30 p.m. Facial masks and social distancing will be required at all the services. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in Bill’s name, may be made to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 North Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 80614-2256.
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Elks National Foundation
2750 Lakeview Avenue, Chicago IL 60614-2256