Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


William E. Schroll

February 4, 1940July 19, 2020

William Ernest Schroll, (Bill) 80 years old, of Vernon Connecticut passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 after a short illness at Vernon Manor Nursing Home. Bill tragically departs from his wife of 55 years, Sandra Marie Schroll. Bill was born in Jay County, Indiana on February 4, 1940. He was the son of the late Ray Earl Schroll and Pearl Jane Schroll. Bill is survived by his 3 beloved children Kimberly Bartley Palmer and her husband Bob of Bristol, William Schroll and his girlfriend Debbie of Vernon, and Jimmy Schroll and his wife Dena of Manchester. Bill also leaves behind his 10 loving grandchildren Edward, Valerie, Joshua and Alyssa Bartley, Ryan Scott, Amanda Calve and her husband Josh, Meghan Schroll, Chelcee Surdam and her husband Jake, Ashley and Kaylee Schroll, and 5 great grandchildren Christopher, Caleb, Connor, Madison, and Noelle and his beloved furry companion Rusty Dusty Schroll. Bill had five siblings, four predeceased: Wilma Jean Garufi, Thomas Schroll, Leonard Schroll, and Mary Bixby; and is survived by his brother Larry Pagano and his wife Barbara who currently reside in East Windsor. Bill also leaves behind his beloved brother-in-law and friend Dominic Garufi, husband of Bill’s late sister Wilma Jean. Bill also leaves behind multiple nieces and nephews. Bill was well known around his tight community in Vernon. He spent his working years driving a refuse truck for the same company that’s name changed throughout the years and eventually retired at age 65 . Bill spent his free time doing his favorite activities such as: spending countless hours listening to country music, fishing, spending time with his family, watching western movies, and drinking his favorite Dunkin’ Donuts coffee with his plain croissant. Bill always offered a lending-hand to his family and friends. He was most known by his family for his big contagious smile, loving gentle heart, making cow sounds like “MERRR”, and for feeding peanuts to the squirrels and blue jays. His family will miss him dearly and will hold all the memories close to their hearts. Bill’s family would like to thank all the loving and caring staff at Vernon Manor for taking such wonderful care of him throughout his last days here on Earth. Calling Hours will be Saturday Aug. 1, 2020 from 10am to 1pm at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. E Hartford CT. 06108.


  • Calling Hours

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


William E. Schroll

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Chelcee Surdam

July 24, 2020

Hi Grandpa,
I hope you know how much you are loved and missed!

On Sunday night I had a dream about you. You came over in your usual attire (tall socks, a tank top tucked into your shorts, and your tall baseball cap) and placed a box of doughnuts and some teas on the table. Everything was from Dunkin of course! You always used to stop by with little treats like Dunkin. My dream let me know that you are with me. Thank you for that, it means so much.

I love you grandpa and I hope you continue to visit/show signs that you are with us ❤️

Ashley Schroll

July 24, 2020

Hi grandpa, we all miss you so much already. I hope you know how loved you are by your crazy family. We will take care of grandma, so don’t you worry, love you.
- From your favorite!!!

Melissa Lorenson

July 23, 2020

Bill you will be missed! I’ll always remember you as kind caring man who was always smiling. Heaven certainly gained an angel. I hope you’re sitting up there drinking your Dunkin’ coffee smiling down on your family.

Jimmy Schroll

July 23, 2020

Miss u dad

Maggie Zitko

July 21, 2020

Jimmy , and the Schroll Family ,
Our hearts and prayers are with You all.... Hold your memories close and Pop will be with you always......

Dena Schroll

July 20, 2020

Bill, there is so much I want to say But I can’t write a book. I love you thank you for all the laughs and good memories. Thank you for all your help throughout the years . We are going to miss you! We will remember to always use soap and look for those quarters . Watch over all of us daily and let us let us feel your presence. We will take good care of Sandy so try not to worry xoxo
Love always


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