In Loving Memory of Willard ( Bill) Dwinells

November 08, 1937
Bridgeport, CT
December 03, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 3-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

December 08, 2017


St. Emery Church

Mass of Christian Burial

838 Kings Highway East,
CT 06825

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Shriners Hospital for Children

2900 Rocky Point Drive,
FL 33607.

Willard E. Dwinells, Jr. (Bill)

Willard E. Dwinells, Jr. (Bill), age 80 of Fairfield, beloved husband and soul mate for 61 years of Mary Ann (Sue) Fekete Dwinells peacefully went to Heaven to join his parents and his beloved priest, the late Rev. Robert Nemeth Sunday, December 3, 2017 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Bridgeport the son of the late Willard and Lucy Dwinells, he had been a Fairfield resident for most of his life. Bill was employed for the Connecticut Department of Transportation as a bridge tender and snow plow operator, and also worked part-time with his brother for Dwinells Brothers Drilling & Blasting and for Nazarro Brothers Construction. He always worked hard to provide for his family and to help others. He was a dedicated long-time parishioner of St. Emery Church where he was a member of the Men’s League. Bill helped run the church Bingo and could also be seen performing handyman jobs around St. Emery. Bill also loved working around his home and always had projects planned to keep him busy. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends and was a lifelong devoted NY Yankees and football Giants fan. Survivors in addition to his loving wife Sue include three beloved children, Teresa Ann Kovack and her husband Shane of Connellsville, PA, Willard E. Dwinells, III and his wife Laura of Trumbull and Cynthia Gross and her husband Derald of Pierre, SD; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy Dwinells and his wife Polly of Bethel; 3 brothers-in-law, Robert Fekete and his wife Patricia of Fairfield who provided tremendous support to Bill and Sue during his illness, James Fekete and his fiancé Suzanne of New Milford and Deacon Thomas Fekete and his wife Diane of Stratford; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Emery Church, 838 Kings Highway East, Fairfield. Interment will be private. Friends may call Friday from 3-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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11 Guestbook Entries for Willard E. Dwinells, Jr. (Bill)

  1. My heart goes out to you and the whole Dwinells’ family. Prayers, love, and light to give you strength and guide you during this time.

  2. My heart goes out to you and the whole Dwinells’ family. Prayers, love, and light to give you strength and guide you during this time. Please extend my condolences to all.

  3. Dad,
    Go with angels, there are so many waiting for you in heaven to hold you in their loving arms.
    Do not worry, we will always take care of Mom for you.
    Love, Terry & Shane
    Shane & Jennifer
    Shannon & Chris & Chase

  4. Dear Aunt Sue, Billy, Cindy and Teri. My deepest condolences to hearing the passing of Uncle Bill. He was one of the special ones and will always remember his sense of humor and how he would always be there when you needed him. Much sadness and love sent from New Jersey.

  5. Aunt Sue, Billy, Teri, and Cindy
    My thoughts and prayers are for you all. Uncle Bill was an awesome man and I will never forget him. God bless you!
    Lisa, Dean and Kaycee

  6. Daddy – Thank you for all that you did for your family, your friends and even those you just met for the first time. Thank you for teaching me so much as a child, and for always supporting both of us as we grew our family. We will all miss you – but you will always be in our hearts, always our hero. Love to you from us. Cindy and Derald

  7. Dear Mrs Dwinells and family, I am sending my sincerest sympathy. Mr Dwinells was a wonderful person, a true example of what is a good husband, dad, and grandfather. Whenever I saw him, he would make me smile. May God and good memories always you comfort. Love, Ellen

  8. Dear Aunt Sue, Billy, Teri and Cindy,
    We will always remember Uncle Bill as a man with a fine smile and great humor who was always there to help.
    His calling, though much to early will be there for our loved ones above.
    It has been an honor to have his imprint as a part of our life.