Obituary: William J. Cunningham, 81

obit-william-cunninghamWilliam J. Cunningham, 81, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, November. 9, 2016 at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Faccinto) Cunningham for 59 years.

He was born in Hartford on April 2, 1935, the son of the late George and Agnes (Murray) Cunningham. Bill was a 1953 graduate of Buckley High School, where he was an all-district football player. Prior to his retirement he was a loan officer for CT Bank and Trust Co.  He was a member and past treasurer of the Southington Elks Club and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Southington. Bill’s greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children William J. Cunningham Jr. and wife Joyce of Cincinnati, OH, Patricia Gianatti and husband Michael of Southington and Thomas Cunningham and wife Lee of Plantsville, his grandchildren Jason, Jessica, and Joseph Gianatti and wife Blair, Adam and Michael Cunningham, and Amber and Brian Cunningham.  He also leaves a sister-in-law Diane Sikut and three nephews David, Jeffery and Chris as well as his beloved cat “Millie”.

A Memorial Mass will be held for family and friends on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at 11 am at St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Road Southington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. is assisting with arrangements.

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