Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA


Willis Leland Fenwick

February 23, 1933October 10, 2019

Bill, born in 1933 grew up in Appleton, Maine and was a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in mechanical engineering. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and returned home to marry his beautiful bride Patricia Bissonnette. Bill and Pat retired to Williamsburg in 1992 after his 40-year career as an executive in the paper industry. Pat and Bill celebrated 64 years of marriage on October 8. He was an avid sportsman and hunter and a record setting member of the Colonial Roadrunners running club.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his brother, John Fenwick and his two sisters, Jeanine Starrett and Ann Dunnett. Bill and Pat have been blessed with four children, daughters, Donna Long, Lori Baxter, and Carol Hochman and son, Richard Fenwick in addition to ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A service will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at 11 AM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.


  • Service Tuesday, October 15, 2019


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Barbara Plas

October 20, 2019

I was fortunate to be one of the privileged Caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care who had the pleasure or caring for Mr WillisFenwick. He was a man who loved to laugh, and he also loved to dance and take long walks, he adored his Wife Pat and his children and Grandchildren, and he was a joy to care for. My thoughts and prayers are with you Pat and your family, may God Bless you and give you the strength you need at this time🙏

Barbara Plas

October 18, 2019

I had the Position of being one of the Caregiver’s for Bill Fenwick and I would like to offer my Prayers and Sympathy to you and your family. I enjoyed spending time with him and I will always remember one day when I was able to get him to smile and laugh out loud, he was an amazing man and truly loved Pat and his children and Grandchildren . I Thank You and your family for giving me the Honor to care for him, he was an amazing man and will be greatly missed. Barbara Plas

Rosemarie Burrafato

October 12, 2019

Although we only met him a couple of times, Bill, better known as Donna's Dad, always had a wonderful big smile on his face. Also, the photos we saw, he was always smiling. He loved his family and he enjoyed the happy occasions we met him at and in the photos we saw. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and he will be missed by all of his family.
Joe and I and our family would like to extend our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. As you review those family photos and renew the memories you have, may you all find some peace and comfort.
Rose and Joe Burrafato

Lisa Cagen

October 12, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Pat and The Fenwick Family! I adored my dancing friend! With much Love always, Lisa