William H. Ruey

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NAUGATUCK — William H. Ruey, 66, loving and devoted husband of Donna (Leca) Ruey, died unexpectedly on April 25, 2023, at his home.

Billy was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Waterbury, a son of the late Leona Guarini. He worked as a supervisor in plastic manufacturing and was a hardworking, generous man who sacrificed for his family, and was always willing to help others.

He was an animal lover and an avid sports fan, especially the New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. Billy enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt, and he loved listening to Bruce Springsteen music.

In addition to his loving wife, Donna, Billy is survived by his stepfather, Joseph Guarini; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cheryl and John Dinihanian; his sister-in-law, Patricia Leca; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved animals, Rosie, Cougar, Morris and Stumpy.

All services will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers, and to honor Billy’s memory, donations are requested to ASPCA of Connecticut, 359 Spring Hill Road, Monroe, CT 06468.

To leave an online condolence, please visit buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.