1950 – 2014
Pomfret – William “Will” Parquette, 63, of Longmeadow Drive, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones. He was the loving husband of Carol (Hamel) Parquette and father of Michelle Parquette of Auburn, MA.
Will was a graduate of Pomfret Prep, and attended the University of Connecticut. He was in sales and marketing for Cargill Chevrolet, and was the “Voice of Cargill Radio”. He had also worked for Gates Automotive Group and Gibson Guitar. Will was a writer doing business writing for various trade magazines. Above all, his biggest passion was playing his guitar. He played lead guitar with many local bands in his lifetime.
Born in Gloucester, MA, he was the son of the late William and Rosemary (Tabini) Parquette. In addition to his wife and daughter, Will is survived by his brother, Larry Parquette and his wife Christine of Putnam; his sister, Linda Parquette of Woodstock; several nieces and nephews; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Will’s family from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 14, 2014 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at the funeral home on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 9:00am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Will’s name to the Deary Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 688, Danielson, CT 06239. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.