William Conklin

William Conklin

Thursday, September 20th, 1928 Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

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Obituary for William S. Conklin

William S. Conklin, age 91 of Seymour, he entered into peaceful rest on April 7, 2020 at Shady Knoll Health Center; he was the beloved husband of Ora (Picagli) Conklin. Mr. Conklin was born September 20, 1928 in West Haven, son of the late Warren and Julia (Mackniak) Conklin. He was a WW II U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a member of the Seymour Post 12084 Veterans of Foreign Wars. William was retired from the Armstrong Rubber Company, West Haven. He was a communicant of St. Nicholas Parish, Church of the Good Shepherd, he was a fan of NASCAR Racing and going to antique car shows; he also enjoyed walks, gardening, and reading. His other hobbies were camping, target shooting, gun shows, and model train shows.

In addition to his wife, William leaves his loving family including, a son, William Conklin, Jr. (Tricia Christy) of Oxford, his daughter, Arlene Gardella (Thomas) of Seymour, his brothers, Thomas Conklin (Maryanne) in CA, and Richard Conklin (Darleen) of Shelton, a sister, Doris Brady of West Haven; his grandchildren, Christa Mullen (Daniel) of Middletown, and Thomas Gardella, Jr. (Michelle) of Austin, TX; and great grandchildren, Braedon and Lily Gardella of Austin, TX. His brother, Leonard , and sister Rosemary Conklin predeceased him.

Funeral Services will be private. Interment with full Military Honors will be at the Connecticut Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. The Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour is entrusted with the arrangements. Please go to to share a memory. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Shady Knoll H.C. for the care they gave to William.

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Mary Kuibeda

First, my condolences to his wife and family. My prayers are that God gives you comfort and strength during this time.
I'm so saddened to hear about his passing. He was a kind, patient, and understanding man.
He brightened my day with his big smile and amazing wit.
May he rest in peace.
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