William Mather Obituary

William W. Mather
William W. Mather

December 15, 1939 - December 14, 2017
Born in Norwich, CT
Resided in New London, Connecticut


William Mather

Oakdale- William W. Mather, age 77, of Oakdale, died Thursday December 14, 2017 at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London.
He was born in Backus Hospital in Norwich December 15, 1939, the son of William and Mary Johnson Carpenter. He married Mary McCaffrey Mather on July 11, 1959 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London. She predeceased him on April 25th of this year.
Mr. Mather served in the Army Reserves from 1956-1957, and went to work at Pfizer Inc. in Groton, retiring in 1996 as a General Forman of the Organic 3 Department. He was also an officer in the New London Police Department from 1963 until 1973. He was a volunteer for Hospice and was a devoted communicant of St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich.
He is survived by a son William Mather of East Lyme; daughter Kimberly Rabbitt (husband Michael) of North Stonington; sister Dorothy Murach of Texas. He has 4 grandchildren, William Mather III, Whitney Mather, Jennifer Strunk and Kristin Sanquedolce; great granddaughter Evelyn Strunk.
Calling hours are Monday, December 18, 2017 from 6-8 P.M. at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday in St. Patrick Cathedral, Norwich. Interment will be private on a later date. Condolences may be shared on William’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com. Memorial gifts may be directed to St. Patrick Cathedral, Norwich.




Calling Hours
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Monday, December 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Patrick Cathedral
213 Broadway
Norwich, CT US 06360
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
10:00 AM

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