Obituary: William L. Osborne


SEYMOUR — William L. Osborne, 77, husband of the late Elizabeth Ann (Amador) Osborne, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

William was born March 31, 1938 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., a son of the late William P. and Irene C. (Johnson) Osborne. He retired from the Burndy Corporation in Waterbury, where he had worked as a supervisor.

William is survived by his daughter, Karen Vensel and her husband, Alan; his daughter, Mary Spear; his sons, Robert J. Osborne, Michael L. Osborne and his wife, Blake, Eugene F. Osborne and his wife, Staci, and Richard C. Osborne and his wife, Karen; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Osborne was predeceased by his son, Kenneth R. Osborne; his daughter, Mary Catherine Osborne, and his brother, Rev. Ronald Osborne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers, to honor William’s memory, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of CT, 2139 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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