William F. Wagner, 74

William F. Wagner, 74, husband of Elizabeth Seabury Wagner of Colchester, CT, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2010 with his family by his side.

He was born on March 15, 1936 in Fulton to his parents, Daniel A. and Florence Sikes Wagner. A graduate of SUNY at Oswego, Bill had served in the U.S. Navy and was employed for 34 years as a Network Engineer for the former SNET and AT&T. Bill along with his wife Betty have resided in Colchester, CT since 1966 where he had been active in community affairs serving 8 years on the Board of Selectmen, 8 years on the Board of Finance, he also served on the Water Pollution Control Authority, Charter Revision Commission and Commission on Aging. He coached Little League, was an active Rotarian and served 40 years on the Republican Town Committee.

Surviving besides his wife are his son, James and wife Kristie Wagner of Berlin, MA, daughter, Mary and husband John Linacre of RI; four grandchildren; many cousins and extended family members.

Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 County Route 45, Fulton with a spring burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery behind the church. There are no local calling hours.

At the request of family, memorial donations may be made to the Colchester Rotary Club or to Roger Williams Cancer Center c/o Dr. N. Joseph Espat, 825 Challestone Ave., Providence, RI 02908. Foster Funeral Home, Inc. Fulton has charge of arrangements.

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  1. Dear Betty, Jim, Mary and families,
    It is certainly a most difficult time to lose your husband, father and grandfather. But even though we are unable to join you in person, we are with you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bill was a wonderful cousin to us all and won’t be forgotten.
    Arlene Sikes Okoniewski, Rusty, Jim, Lee and Joy and families.
    Casselberry, FL USA

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