William J. Killiany, 86, of Torrington, CT passed away Thursday January 12, 2023 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with his wife, Jean, by his side.
Bill was born August 24, 1936, in Torrington, CT, the son of Aurelia (Wessenberg) and John Killiany. He was preceded in death by his sister Annette Caputi. Bill is survived by two brothers, John Killiany of Sunrise, FL and Erwin Killiany of Torrington, CT.
Bill was married to his wife Jean (Plaia) for forty years. Bill has many nieces and nephews scattered across many states.
He was a certified tool and dye maker for Nidec for many years. Bill served in the United States Air Force as Airman 2nd class for four years based in London, England. As a young man, Bill competed on the YMCA swim team and was awarded many medals. He finished first in the state championships in the medley and freestyle relays. He was an avid downhill skier and spent many weekends up north appreciating the winter weather sport.
Bill was an animal lover and over the years doted over his two dogs. He treasured his summer trips to Cambridge, MD visiting friends. Bill loved his home and could regularly be seen working in the yard. He enjoyed seasonal visits to Sarasota, FL with Jean walking, swimming, and dining out.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 82, Litchfield St, Torrington, CT, with a funeral service to be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, CT with final honors accorded.