In Loving Memory of William "Bill" Joseph Addenbrooke, Sr.

February 16, 1945
Bridgeport, CT
September 30, 2017
Southbury, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Gathering and celebration of life

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Friday, October 6, 2017 4-7 PM


Family Gathering


William Joseph Addenbrooke, Sr.

William “Bill” Joseph Addenbrooke Sr. of Southbury CT (formerly of Bridgeport) passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, September 30, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 4-7 PM at Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A private intenment will be held at a later date.
Bill, a devoted son and loving father was born February 16, 1945 in Bridgeport CT to Catherine Anne Murphy and Joseph Vincent Addenbrooke. Bill graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport and after attending college in New Hampshire and joining the Army Reserve, he joined the Bridgeport Fire Department, a job he truly loved. Bill worked as a firefighter for 15 years until he was forced into early retirement due to an injury sustained while fighting a fire. Bill’s hard work ethic lead him to happily continue working six days a week at Saveway Tire in Stratford with close friend and fellow retired fireman Richard Tuzzoli. He remained at Saveway until the day before his surgery.
Bill is survived by his three children, Tara Coelho (Nick), Jennifer Barna (Peter), and William Addenbrooke Jr (Dena), 10 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and his ex-wife Gail Addenbrooke with whom he always remained close. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Addenbrooke and Catherine Murphy, brothers Thomas Addenbrooke (Shirley Addenbrooke), Richard Addenbrooke, Raymond Addenbrooke, and daughter Christine DeFelice. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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6 Guestbook Entries for William Joseph Addenbrooke, Sr. (Bill)

  1. Bill – It was with great sadness that I learned of your dad’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. In spite of the trials he faced during his journey, I will always remember his smile and the love he always had for his family. He will be missed by all. Our condolences to the his family and friends from us.

  3. In spite of his trials throughout his journey. I will always remember his smile and the love he had for his family. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  4. Bill,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are that you and your family will find peace and comfort at this trying time.
    Mrs. Spivack

  5. Gail and Family. We were so very sorry to hear about Bill…our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.