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88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
William Schott

William Harold Schott Sr.

Monday, May 19th, 1947 - Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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William H. Schott, Sr., 71, husband of Barbara M. Schott, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Clifford and Helen (Panciera) Schott of Meriden.

Bill was a lifelong resident of Meriden, graduating from Maloney High School in 1965. He served in the United States Navy, Submarine Service, during the Vietnam War. He returned home and was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for many years and retiring from Yale University at the end of his career in 2014.

Bill was a lifelong hunter and fisherman as well as a sports enthusiast, traveling to his grandchildren’s different sporting events around the state. At softball games, he could always be found leaning on the fence in the outfield.

Besides his loving wife of 53 years, Bill is survived by his son, Bill Jr. and his wife Paula of Meriden; his daughter, Bobbi-Ann Vandal and her husband Tom of West Melbourne, Florida; and his three grandchildren, Chelsea Schott of Meriden and Mallory and Christopher Vandal of West Melbourne, Florida. He also leaves behind his brother and sister-in-law, Carol and Bill Bundock of Meriden, several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins as well as two special granddogs, Bella and Zoey. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Patty Randklev and Judy Slomkowski and his brother-in-law, Walt Slomkowski.

Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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Raymond A Fritz

Posted at 05:30pm
To Barbara and family and friends of William H. Schott, Sr.,; on behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans - USSVI, please accept our sincere condolences at William’s passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you, and cherished memories to bring peace to your heart. We are forever grateful for William's service to our country in the United States Submarine service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch.” “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16. Schott, Sr., William H., US Navy, now on Eternal Patrol -- Fair Winds and Following Seas to our departed shipmate. William’s record is posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website. Rev. Ray Fritz, EM1(SS) - Acting National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI and assistant Carolina Piedmont Base, USSVI (803-619-1121),

Jose Garcia

Posted at 02:20pm
Dear Bill Jr. and family, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathies. Jose and Sangmi Garcia

Pam Fontanella

Posted at 09:44pm
Dear Barbara and family: Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Our deepest sympathy. Pam and Gary Fontanella

Posted at 08:24am
Dear Barbara and Family, I am saddened to read that you loss your husband, Bill. You have my deepest sympathy. Please express my condolences to your family members. Lois Vuolo

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