William P. Verrastro, 74, of Plainville, beloved husband of 50 years to Carol (Carnevale) Verrastro died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 23, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in New Britain on July 30, 1946 he was the eldest of three sons to the late Domenic and Rose M. (Villardi) Verrastro. A lifelong resident of Plainville, he was a 1964 graduate of Plainville High School eventually becoming a member of the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame. Bill proudly enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for two years in Germany during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1967.
Returning to civilian life, he went into the plumbing trade where he would run his own successful business for the next twenty years. While working as an EMT at Bristol Hospital, Bill attended Tunxis Community College working toward a degree in nursing. He then worked until his retirement in 2003 as a medic for the State of Connecticut at the Manson Youth Institute in Cheshire.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman and passed on his love of nature as a Boy Scout leader. He was also a passionate NY Yankees fan who spent countless summer nights watching the “Bombers”. Bill ran track and played football at PHS and passed on his love of the sport coaching Midget football. A passionate woodworker, he spent much of his free time in the workshop designing and building memories for his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Carol, the love of his life, he leaves his son Michael and wife Kerrie of Hebron, son Brian and girlfriend Carrie Wolak of Plainville and three grandchildren, John William, Avery Rose, and Justin Thomas. He also leaves his younger brothers Michael and Donald along with their families and many dear lifelong friends.
Bill will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and most importantly as “Papa” to his grandchildren whom he cherished every moment with and will love eternally.
A graveside service with military honors in celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Plainville at a later date due to the ongoing pandemic.
In lieu of flowers Bill requested that donations be made to McLean’s Hospice, 75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070 or online at: https://mcleancare.org/about-us/support-us/
The family would also like to thank all of the caregivers who devoted themselves to taking such wonderful care of Bill throughout the final years of his life.
The staff at Plainville Funeral Home extends their gratitude to the Verrastro family for their trust. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.plainvillefuneralhome.com
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