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William E Houlihan

Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 7 May 2009 (aged 82)
Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 36913411 · View Source
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Waterford, CT - William E. Houlihan, 82, of 620 Vauxhall St. Ext., Waterford, died peacefully Thursday evening, May 7, 2009, at his residence with his family by his side.
He was born April 22, 1927, in Providence, the son of Harold J. and Irene (Martin) Houlihan.

Mr. Houlihan served over 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a mineman first class and retired in 1966. He is a veteran of World War II, the Korea conflict, and the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he worked at Electric Boat in electronic testing.

William had a very full life and most days could be found on his tractor mowing his beautifully cared for lawn.

He is survived by the true love of his life, Alberta (Beebe) Houlihan whom he married in 1954; two sons, William E. Houlihan Jr. and his wife, Lou Ann, of Sunrise, Fla., Joseph J. Houlihan and his wife, Dianne, of Waterford; two daughters, Bonnie Steele and her husband, Richard, of Danielson and Jean Kohl and her companion, Doug Southall, of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren, Damien Castleberry, Nadine Kohl Gengras and her spouse, Dylan, Carissa Houlihan, William E. Houlihan III, Mary Beth Houlihan Gray and her spouse, Tyler Gray, and Katie Houlihan; and two great-grandchildren, Kolby Gray and Casey Castleberry.

Although he will be missed every day, he will be remembered forever in our hearts.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gardner Cemetery, New London, with full military honors. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Southeastern CT, 227 Dunham St., Norwich CT 06360.
Published in The Day on 5/9/2009




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