William French

Obituary of William R. French

BRANDON – With heavy hearts the family of William R. French, 73, announce his passing on September 7, 2018. His wife and children were at his side providing comfort and love. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. Born March 28, 1945 in Rome, NY the son of Elwin & Ruth (Fountain) French. He attended schools in Brandon and at Brushton-Moira Central School. On June 26, 1963 he enlisted into the United States Army. During his time he was awarded the Army of occupation Medal (Berlin) and the National Defense Service Medal. During the President John F. Kennedy's assassination, William was stationed in Fort Hood Texas where his platoon was on standby to secure the city. He was honorably discharged in 1966. In 1969 He moved to Holyoke Massachusetts where he worked in the wire mills, relocated back to Brandon, in 1994. He worked for many years in factories until his retirement three years ago. William enjoyed hunting four wheeling, and spending time with his grandchildren. Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his wife of 52 years Nancy, his four sons, Richard (Bunny) French of Moira, William French, Jr. of Moira, George (Tara) French of North Bangor and Edward (Jean) French of North Bangor. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers Morris French, Lloyd French and a sister Joan all of Brandon. Besides his parents who passed away in 1982 he is predeceased by 2 sisters Bonita, Maxine, and two brothers Arnold and Robert. A Graveside services with Military honors provided the American Legion Post 939 will be held Thursday (Sept 13) 11 a.m. at Stevens Cemetery, Brandon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com