OBITUARY

William Bernard Geary Jr.

June 5, 1931November 5, 2020

William “Bill” Bernard Geary, Jr., 89, of East Hartford, peacefully journeyed home on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at his home. Born in Unionville on June 5, 1931, a son of the late William B. and Johanna (Flaherty) Geary, he had been a life-long resident of East Hartford. Bill was a graduate of East Hartford High School, class of 1949 and the University of Connecticut, class of 1957 where he earned a degree in accounting. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1987, Bill was employed as a CPA by the State of Connecticut Department of Labor for over thirty years. A devout Catholic, Bill was a faithful communicant of St. Rose Church, East Hartford and a member and past president of the church Men’s Club. He volunteered many years as a chairman of the church carnival along with being part of several other church committees. St. Rose honored Bill in 1990 as “Man of the Year” for all of his efforts. Bill enjoyed life and loved to travel, especially on oceanic cruises. He was a sports enthusiast who followed all sports, including being a loyal fan of the UConn Women’s basketball team. He was also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and would coordinate several bus trips to Red Sox games. Bill was an avid reader and liked playing cards, with “Solitaire” being his favorite game. Most of all, Bill loved his family and was a devoted brother and uncle who cherished his time he spent with his entire family. Bill is survived by his sister, Mary C. Geary of South Windsor; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Geary of South Windsor, Penny Geary of West Hartford; two nieces, Margaret Arora and her husband Ajay, of South Windsor, Susan Ault and her husband Jon, of Newington; two nephews, Tom Geary and his wife Deborah, and their two daughters, Abby and Liz, all of Virginia, Dan Geary and his wife Lisa, and their daughter, Sarah, all of Rhode Island; several cousins, and dear friends. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Geary of East Hartford and Thomas “Tom” Geary of South Windsor. Funeral service will be Friday (November 13, 2020) at 10:30 am from the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church of the North American Martyrs Parish, Main Street/Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford. Burial with military honors will follow at Silver Lane Cemetery, (Section A), East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Friday morning (November 13th) from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Everyone attending is asked to please wear a face covering and adhere to all of the regulations. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the North American Martyr’s Parish, 15 Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.

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MARGARET (WAWER) ZITKO

November 28, 2020

MARY,
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BILL PASSING. MY HEART & SOUL GO OUT TO YOU .

Janet Gangaway

November 10, 2020

Bill was a wonderful neighbor and always interested in how our kids were doing and never minded us stopping by. He, with Mary, were often seen sitting outside watching neighbors go by, willing to talk to anyone who would stop. My condolences to the family.

Becky Armour Pitruzzello

November 10, 2020

I am very sad to learn of the passing of this dear, sweet gentleman. I had the good fortune to work for Bill many years ago, and I've thought of him fondly numerous times since then . He was always a kind, compassionate and fair employer. He spoke lovingly and frequently of his family, of whom he was so very proud. My deepest sympathies on your loss.

Ali Warshavsky

November 10, 2020

Bill was our neighbor on Brentmoor growing up and treated my brother and I like his grandkids. I will always cherish sitting out on the porch with Bill and Mary on summer evenings. My condolences to his family.

Robert Levens

November 10, 2020

With my sister, Brenda, I write to extend our condolences to the Geary Family on the death of Bill Geary. Before the Geary Family moved to Burnside Avenue, they were our neighbors on Hanmer Street. Our older brother, Jim (who died in 1958 while serving in the US Navy), chummed with Bill, Tom and Joe, friendships that lasted at least into into their high school years. In addition, Bill and Mary extended many kindnesses to us when our mother, Margaret, died in 2002. May Bill rest in peace. May our loving God offer comfort, solace, and hope to all the Geary Family as you mourn his passing. I will celebrate Mass for Bill's eternal repose on Friday morning, November 13.
Blessings!
Fr. Bob Levens, S.J.

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