Madison, CT- Charles W. 'Bill' Kimbell, III, 64, loving husband of Beverly Moore Kimbell, of Durham Rd. passed away suddenly Sunday April 13, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Kimbell was born in Utica, NY May 7, 1943 a son of the late Charles W. and Florance Starr Kimbell, II, and had resided in Hewlet, Bayshore and Rockville Center Long Island before moving to Madison, CT in 1993. He was employed as a Senior Director of CCS, Community Counseling Service, and prior to that he served as the President of the Masonic Charity Foundation for 15 years. While residing on Long Island he worked for the Episcopal Health Services of Long Island, St. John's Hospital, and was Executive Director at the Five Towns United Way. He was a member of Trumbull Lodge # 22, A.F. & A. M. of New Haven, CT a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Hartford, CT, Connecticut Consistory, and the 'Chanters' of Sphynx Temple of the Shrine. Bill was made an Active Member of the Legion of Honor of the International Order of DeMolay in 2006 for his service to humanity and was a Senior DeMolay from Syracuse, NY. He was an Eagle Scout, and he and Bev were avid sailors and sailed Long Island Sound on their 31 foot sailboat. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother John Kimbell and his wife June, a sister Joy Decker and her husband Bill, a brother Ricardo Nicholas Zurob of Santiago, Chile, and he was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Christian Burial service will be Wednesday April 16, at 11 am in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cheshire. Visitation will be Tuesday (TODAY) at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN from 7-9p.m. Masonic service at 8:30. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to 'The Music Fund' at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410.

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  1. A wonderful brother, friend and business associate who touched my life and the lives of so many others. I will always carry the fond memories of the changes we brought to Masonicare and the Mason Fraternity together. Rest well my dear friend. Russ

  2. Bev im so sorry. I thought of Bill as my big brother in law. And always will.Im just sorry we didn’t get time to see each other. I will always have Bill to live on in my heart. And all that he did for me. Even when i was a little kid. Love you always Bill. Love Louise

  3. Beverly…It was with sadness that I learned of your loss…My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time…

  4. Bill, I miss you. Be asured we are taking good care of Bev. I’m just glad we had some meaningful and stronger relationship the past two years. Love, your brother John

  5. Dear Beverly, Our sincere sympathy, we were shocked to hear of Bill’s passing. I haven’t seen Bill for about six months, but we had worked on the DeMolay fund raising effort. We remember fondly, our many trips to Florida for the Nutmegger’s reunions and the many meetings during our years together. He was always a good friend, a dedicated worker and will be missed. I appreciated all of his work at MCF. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We are sorry not to be home at this time, as we are in South Dakota. I have been in contact with my son Arthur and I trust that he will do all that he can to be of help. Again our sympathy and love, Carleton & Georgia

  6. Dear Bill. You are not physically with us anymore, but your remembrance will be forever as part of ourselves. Querido Hermano, no tengo dudas de que ahora te encuentras en presencia del Señor y que intercederas por nosotros. Doy gracias por haberte tenido de hermano y ya te veré cuando Dios quiera. Mientras tanto, te recordaré como un hermano muy querido. Ricardo

  7. I have been thinking of all of you this past week.My prayers are for your peace and understanding. My love to all of you and may God Bless you, Sincerely, Madge

  8. I knew Bill during all his years at Masonic Hospital, as our department cleaned the building he worked in. But, he never made me feel like I was a second class citizen. He always appreciated what we did. He had a great sense of humor and I always learned something from him at the seminars where he spoke. I moved away a few years ago but always wondered how my old friends were. I’m saddened by his passing. R.I.P. Bill. We’ll miss you.

  9. It was with heartfelt sadness that I learned of Bill’s passing. I enjoyed everyday that I worked with Bill at ARC. May I extend my sympathy to his family.

  10. My heart goes out to Bill’s family. He was such a kind, fun man. I know you have a lifetime of happy memories and know that they will help you through this time and sustain you all your life.

  11. We live at Ashlar Village in Wallingford and knew Bill from our associations at Masonicare, where Alene was a Board Member for several years. We knew of Bill’s love for music and also shared reminiscences of our activities in the Episcopal Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May happy memories of Bill give you joy; and may knowledge of the love of God console and sustain you and give you peace in the days ahead.

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