Swan Funeral Home

1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT


William Webb

January 11, 1933September 22, 2019

William Herbert Webb, 86, of Old Saybrook, CT passed away on September 22, 2019. He was born on January 11, 1933, in Hartford, the son of Eldorus Christian Webb and Thelma Leonard Webb. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister and is survived by his brother Lawrence Webb of Deep River, CT. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict on the USS Owen. He had a very successful career at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford as a General Supervisor. After he retired he worked for over fifteen years at Benny’s Department Store in Old Saybrook taking great pride in building bicycles. Bill loved Indian Town and served for many, many years as Harbor Master and as Vice-President on the Indian Town Association Board of Directors. He loved spending time with his family and close friends down at the docks, on his boat and around the dinner table. He transferred his love of the ocean, boating and fishing to his children and grandchildren. William is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cynthia Sugden Webb; children William H. Webb, Jr., James R. Webb, Lorra A. Webb, and Christopher D. Webb and his wife Robyn, all of Old Saybrook; 10 grandchildren; Peter Carey, Lizah (Carey) Ryczek, Emma and Anna Carey, Kelsey and William Christian Webb, William, Lucas, Sydney and Brooke Webb.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 26th, at 10:00 am in St. John Church, 161 Main St., and Old Saybrook. Burial with military honors will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Old Saybrook. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 26, 2019


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Joseph Kalasky

September 25, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Cynthia & entire family. I loved Bill, he will be greatly missed.
Love, Joe

Lee-Ann Flynn

September 24, 2019

The Flynns and The Webbs share a rich family history dating back to our parents growing up in Old Wethersfield to Saybrook to Apple. My family cherishes this bond. My memories of Bill go back to the first time he took me lobstering as a kid and taught me how to pull the pots to Benny's when he would say to the cashier, "She's with me!" to last month being able to witness the beautiful military pinning ceremony in his honor. Bill, you led a life worth living! You handled your obstacles with grace. You will be missed by The Flynns! Continue to watch over the Indian Town Harbor. Peace!

Leigh-Bette Maynard

September 23, 2019

My deepest sympathy to my dear friends Lorra and Cynthia and the entire family. I will forever share a hot dog on July 4th just as I always have since Bill taught me how to enjoy one in just the right fashion! May peace and comfort find you in the wonderful memories you share.
In gratitude,
Leigh-Bette and family