WINDSOR – A celebration of life for William W. Husband, 80, a longtime resident of Windsor, who died Sept. 26 at his home surrounded by his family, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Windsor American Legion Post 25 from 1-4 p.m.
He was born Jan. 17, 1932 in East Highgate, the son of George A. and Geralding (Longe) Husband.
He received his schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1950.
He was an Army veteran, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he joined the US Army Reserves, and retired as Sergeant First Class in 1992 after proudly serving for 20 years.
He married Mary Kusian in Hanover, Conn., on Aug. 27, 1960. They resided in Hartford and West Hartford, Conn. for several years.
He was employed as a police officer in West Hartford before moving to Windsor in 1973. He was briefly employed at the former Vermont State Prison in Windsor. He most recently had been employed as a police and security officer at the Veterans Hospital in White River Jct., for 24 years until his retirement in 1998.
Mr. Husband was a member of the Windsor American Legion Post 25 and a lifetime member of the Claremont VFW. He was also a member of the Green Mountain Civil War Round Table in White River Jct., and of the 43rd Infantry Division of Veterans.
He greatly enjoyed learning about history, especially war-related. He was an avid New York Yankees fan, and enjoyed attending Windsor High School athletic events, especially football, baseball and basketball.
Bill was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing and walking his dog. He was very fond of spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Husband of Windsor; two sons, Bryan W. Husband and his wife, Caralee of Windsor and Mark E. Husband of Cumberland, R.I.; one daughter, Karen L. Hamblin and her husband, Michael of Hartland; four brothers, Robert Husband of Windsor, Roland Husband of Windsor, Roger Husband of Stephen City, VA. and Laurel Husband of Marysville, Ohio; one aunt, Helen Renault of Boynton, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; one brother, George Husband, Jr.; and two sisters, Betty Ann Husband and Gloria M. Tansey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, PO Box 702, Brownsville, 05037 or to the American Legion Post 25 Auxiliary Unit, PO Box 540, Windsor, 05089 for the benefit of children and youth.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the October 4, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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