Dorothy Williams Obituary

Dorothy Bradshaw Williams
Dorothy Bradshaw Williams

October 6, 1923 - September 21, 2004
Born in Brooklyn, NY
Resided in Niantic, CT


Waterford- Dorothy Bradshaw Williams 80 of Mohawk Drive Niantic died Tuesday September 21, 2004 at Bayview Healthcare Center, Waterford.

She was born October 6, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Wesley and Mary Dunn Bradshaw. She was raised in New London and attended New London Schools and graduated from WMI High School in 1942. She joined the Women’s coast Guard Auxiliary (SPARS) and was assigned for active duty in Brooklyn, New York until the end of the war in 1945. She attended New London Junior College and graduated in 1947. She attended the University of Connecticut at Storrs until 1950.

She married John L. Williams on August 26, 1950 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London.

Mrs. Williams worked at the U.S. Naval Underwater Sound Lab, Bechtel Corporation and the WW Backus Hospital where she held various positions in the personnel departments. Since her retirement in 1988 from Backus Hospital, she was active as a volunteer at L&M Hospital. Since 1989 she spent the winter months at her home in Ruskin, Fla. with her husband.

Besides her husband she is survived by 2 sons; Gary M. Williams and his wife Pamela of New Vineyard, Maine and Jeffry A. Williams and his wife Diana of Lisbon, CT. 2 daughters: Susan G. Stoessel and her husband Robert of Loxahatchee, Fla. and Mary K. Graves and her husband Michael of East Lyme. 1 sister: Barbara Haskell of Deer Isle, Maine. 6 Grandchildren Felia, Tara, Christian, David, Alyssa and Cassie. She was predeceased by a daughter Karen J. Williams.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday September 24th at 1:30 PM at St. Agnes Church, Niantic. There are no calling hours. Thomas L. Neilan & sons East Lyme Funeral home is assisting the family with these arrangements. Donations in Mrs.Williams memory may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut 179 Gallivan Lane PO Box 902 Uncasville, Ct. 06382-0902. For obituary information, directions or to send an online condolence, please visit

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St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Avenue
Niantic, CT US 06357
Friday, September 24, 2004
1:30 PM
Gardner Cemetery
Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Friday, September 24, 2004
2:30 PM

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