William J Falman Sr.

January 19, 1923December 15, 2018

William (Bill) J Falman Sr., 95, passed away quietly December 15 at Three Rivers Healthcare in Norwich Ct. Born January 19, 1923, Bill was a lifelong resident of Norwich. A veteran of World War II, Bill was a member of the Army Air Corp and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, stationed in India. A master carpenter by trade, Bill was a long time employee of the American Thermos Company, where he was in charge of building and ground maintenance. In addition to building several homes, he also made furniture, three wooden boats, and later in life, walking canes. Bill enjoyed a large vegetable garden, and always maintained a meticulous lawn and landscape. Not one to waste time, he always seemed to be involved in some project or repair activity. He took pride in his work, and often stated "That a project worth doing is worth doing right". He loved to hear and tell jokes, and was seldom a wall flower at gatherings of friends and family. Bill was predeceased by his wife Phyllis, and is survived by his daughter Carol Watson, and sons William and Paul, along with four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, as well as one sister. Calling hours will be on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 11AM to 1 PM, followed by a Funeral Service at the Labenski Funeral Home 107 Boswell Avenue Norwich. Burial with military honors will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery Norwich. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 200 Executive Blvd S #4b, Southington, CT 06489. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.


  • Calling Hours / Visitation Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 20, 2018

William J Falman Sr.

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Christine Matylewicz

December 21, 2018

I can't see a Thermos lunch box without thinking about Uncle Bill. I can't remember a visit that didn't involve an endearing chubby-cheek squeeze to say hi and I love you. I don't remember family reunions without special fun with Uncle Bill, Grandpa (Uncle Ernie), and their sons and a German song or two. What great fun when we were able to be in town!
Keeping loving memories close, tucked in my heart.

Adele Wise

December 18, 2018

As a new RSC at Chase Manor II I was tasked with developing monthly newsletters. Bill came to my office feistily sharing a story only to continue by telling me about his cane that he made emphasizing he hopes to pass them on to his family. He agreed to be profiled in my first Chase Manor II newsletter. I will always remember his special charm. Thank you Bill. Most sincerely, Adele

Richard Oloff

December 17, 2018

I have many fond memories of my childhood spending time with Uncle Bill. Whether it be fishing, boating at Sandy Point, or bringing my cousins to meet with my Dad and I to attend the races at the Speedbowl. Nobody in our family could ever forget the great summertime family picnics at Uncle Bill's back yard. I also remember all the teasing and joking he loved to do to all of us young kids at the time. I pray that you rest in peace and happily meet up with Aunt Phyllis in a better place.