In Loving Memory of William T. Bisson, Jr.

November 01, 1948
Cleveland, OH
January 17, 2019
Oyster Bay Cove, NY
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


2:00pm - 4:00pm

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

January 26, 2019


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:30PM


Family Gathering


American Cancer Society

William Thomas Bisson, Jr.

He was born on November 1, 1948, to the late William and Jane Bisson in Cleveland, OH. After spending much of his childhood in Medina, OH, he graduated from Wilton High School in Wilton, CT. Bill attended Miami University (FL) and later graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. While attending UB, he worked at the Village Market in Wilton, CT. Bill later served in the US Army Reserves – Military Intelligence Branch. Bill began his career in media and publishing at Billboard magazine. He then joined Crain Communications where he sold ad space for AdAge magazine and later moved over to Pensions & Investments. At the end of an illustrious career that included launching two publications, he retired as the Group Publisher and Editorial Director for Crain Financial Group. After his retirement, he stayed in close contact with his ex-colleagues and remained a noteworthy figure in the publishing industry. William was predeceased by his wife MaryBeth Bisson and sister Bonnie Fogarty. Survivors include his sister, Catherine (husband Robert) Davis of Rotonda West, FL; daughter Lindsay Bisson of Stamford, CT, and son Robert (wife Meghan) Bisson of Seymour, CT. A memorial will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 2-4 PM at Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome and donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting

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4 Guestbook Entries for William T. Bisson, Jr.

  1. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Mr. Bisson. During this difficult time, I hope that knowing you’re in the thoughts of many will be of comfort. (Revelation 21:3,4)

  2. Shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I hadn’t been in touch with him in a few years, but I always enjoyed his Twitter banter, especially during presidential debates.
    As a publisher, he was top notch, professional and friendly. I’ll never forget the time we played golf in Colorado and how he kept claiming his putts were “rolling against gravity, uphill.”
    He was my boss, and he was paying, so I just kept agreeing with him. In reality, he was just missing the putts.
    What a great guy. He will be missed.
    God bless his family.

  3. Bill was such a great guy and real influence on my thinking. I got to travel to Orlando and do a conference with him, We assist him in designing P&I online among other things. His good nature and insights will be truly missed. Please accept my deepest sympathies to his family.

  4. I wish to extend my condolences at Bill’s passing. I worked with him at Crain Financial Group and I am so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.