OBITUARY

Paul E. Billings

July 21, 1927February 3, 2014
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Paul E. Billings, 86, a lifelong resident of Danbury and the beloved husband of Peggy (Green) Billings died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on February 3, 2014. Paul was born in Danbury to the late Paul and Gertrude Schoonmaker Billings. He attended Danbury Schools and was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School. Always involved in local sports, Paul was a renowned catcher for the Top Hat Team in the city baseball league. He was almost drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, but the US Army drafted him first. He served honorably as a staff sergeant during WWII. After his discharge, he married the “Peg of his heart”, to whom he was married to for 64 years. Paul was also a dedicated employee of SNET retiring in 1988 after 40 years of service. Paul was proud to receive the Danbury Old Timers Sports Award in 1994 for his exceptional athleticism. In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by his son, Paul, and his wife, June. His daughters: Linda Burrell and her husband, Hugh and Joanne Loftus and her husband, Michael. His grandchildren: Meaghan Loftus, Matthew Loftus, Deirdre Loftus and Elizabeth Billings. His brother: Donald. His sister-in-laws: Sylvia Billings, Jane Zurinskas and Nancy Sheridan. His brother-in-laws: Richard Zeitler and his wife, Elaine. Many beloved nieces and nephews also survive. Paul was predeceased by his brother, Robert, and his sister, Louise Zeitler. Paul had a deep appreciation for the simple things in life. He loved nature, his home and he would frequently be seen mowing his well-manicured lawn. Paul was known for his sharp wit and was always the life of the party. He was so loved by all and he be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 11am at St. Gregory the Great Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury. Friends will be received on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to Ann’s Place, 80 Saw Mill Rd., Danbury, CT 06810 (www.annsplace.org) or to St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury, CT 06810. For further information or to express condolences on-line, go to www.thegreeenfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 7, 2014
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Paul E. Billings

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March 5, 2014

Dear Mrs. Billings and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father.
I did care for him when he was rehabilitating at an earlier time. As you know he was a truly wonderful person.
Thoughts and prayers, Ronnie Bellfatto Casturani

March 5, 2014

Peggy and Linda,
I am so sorry to learn of the great loss of Mr. Billings, your husband and your dad. Please extend my sincerest sympathy to your entire beautiful family.
Love,
Barbara DeRubertis

Tom Peeler

February 25, 2014

Dear Billings Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of "Mr. Billings" as I called him growing up. I have so many fond memories of him at at your house. He was always so gracious and kind to me and took the time to ask me questions and build a relationship. I will never forget him!
My deepest condolences, Tom Peeler and family.

February 22, 2014

Thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Marie Kornhaas

February 22, 2014

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY,
BOB AND MARIE Kornhaas

February 10, 2014

Dear Peggy , I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Thinking of you Gail

February 10, 2014

Dear Peggy, Aunt Ethel just told me of Paul's passing. We were really blessed to have you as neighbors for all those years. Joe Mato, Jr

Kristen Burrell-Buffington

February 10, 2014

Dear Peggy,
So Sorry for your loss...You will always hold on to the memory of all those happy years you had with Paul....Many do not find their soul mate in life......you can always find peace in knowing that you found yours and had many years of joy.

Betty Ann Sittig

February 8, 2014

Dear Peggy,

So sorry to hear about Paul. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

Mary Nagle

February 8, 2014

Dear Peggy,
I am very saddened to hear of your wonderful husband, Paul's passing. All of us Ladies at the Gym, knew what a special person Paul was and what a special lady you are.