Obituary of William "Bill" Affinito
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William “Bill” Affinito, 56 of New Haven passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2023 at his home in N. Attleboro, MA. He is the son of the late Enrico “Harry” and Mary (Kalaha) Affinito. William is survived by his siblings; Elizabeth Holycross (Dale) of Hamden CT, Marie Barnes (Craig) of Wallingford CT and Robert “Bob” Affinito of Novato CA. along with numerous nieces and nephews; Ryan Holycross, Aimee Holycross (Jhon Forero), Stephanie Bernier (Robert)and Kayla Barnes, a great niece, Emily Forero and a great nephew, Robert Bernier. William is also survived by his companion of over 7 years, Robin Almy of Hopkinton, MA, Goddaughter, Emory Pagnotti, numerous friends, teammates, coworkers and family. Bill grew up in New Haven where he was active in the Andy Papero Baseball League as a catcher. He also played in the New Haven Youth Hockey excelling as a goaltender. During his academic times, he attended St. Brendan, Notre Dame High School and The Gunnery School continuing his hockey career. Bill later graduated from St. Michael’s College where he played rugby and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He then went into golf course management at Miacomet Golf Course in Nantucket, MA. While there, he expanded the course from 9 holes to 18 holes which was a complete success. In 2005 Bill went to work for PBI Gordon as the Northeast Sales Rep. He loved his job with PBI and won many awards. Just recently he attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was certified for invasive plant management. Bill will be missed by all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to meet and attend a graveside service on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11 A.M. in Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven CT 06514 (Go to the Mausoleum). Immediately after the graveside service all are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Bill at Longley’s Restaurant (formerly Allegra’s), 249 W. Main Street, Branford CT 06405 with the celebration concluding at 2:30 P.M. Family requests no flowers, all donations to be made to Robert Affinito c/o Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven CT 06512 to create a Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund in honor of William “Bill” Affinito. The scholarship will help an inner city student-athlete continue his/her educational and athletic dreams.
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Beaverdale Memorial Park
90 Pine Rock Ave.
New Haven , Connecticut, United States
Celebration of Life
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 4, 2023
249 W. Main Street
Branford , Connecticut, United States
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William "Bill" Affinito
1967 - 2023
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