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William J. Terribile, Sr., died peacefully Feb. 8 at Peregrine’s Landing in Clinton. He leaves his beloved wife of 66 years, Lois A. (Burkle) Terribile. He was born in Fair Haven on Sept. 26, 1922 to Anthony W. and Helen G. Terribile. He leaves six well-loved children, Barbara (Fletcher) Andrews, William, Jr., (Suzanne) Terribile, Thomas Terribile (Janine Vitello), Alice Terribile (Jim Neilson), Raymond (Terry) Terribile, and Janet Terribile (Thomas Holberton). Bill also leaves 17 grandchildren, David, Jill (Remokitis), and Terri David; Justin, Sarah (Murray), Stephen, Kiersten, Adrienne (Dubuc), Nathan, and Jason Terribile; Jessica and Joseph Baker; PJ and Jared Sorensen; and Helen, Michael and Jacqueline Andrews; 15 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. His was predeceased by his brother Howard Terribile; and sister Dorothy Roberton.
Bill graduated from Hamden High School and served in the U.S. Navy 8th Naval Construction Battalion in the Pacific Theater. After an honorable discharge he graduated from Stone College of Business and was employed by Detroit Steel Corporation, Hamden, for more than 35 years.
He was a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church; Town of Guilford treasurer in 1958; a member of VFW Post 7666, serving as Quartermaster for over 40 years; a 50-year member of St Albans Lodge #38, A.F. and A.M.; past treasurer of Guilford Agricultural Society; past president of Shoreline Square Dance Club; a member of the Guilford Senior Citizens; and a school crossing guard for many years in Guilford.
He enjoyed camping with his family and was a member of Seashore Sams and the Clamdiggers, and was affectionately known as “Mr. MaGoo.” Bill was an avid Yankee and Giants fan. He will be remembered, loved, and missed by many.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 11 Park Street, Guilford. Burial will follow in Nut Plains Cemetery, Guilford. A celebration of his life will be held at the Knight of Columbus, 390 South Union Street, Guilford, immediately after burial. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or online at woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit guilfordfuneralhome.com.