William 'Billy' Kenneth King, Jr., 59, of Hamden passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. Billy was born in New Haven on February 21,1954 a son of William 'Bill' and Virginia Guerra King, Sr. of Hamden. Beside his parents, Billy is survived by his daughters, Gillian Bernier and her husband Stephen of Haddam and Meghan King of Haddam; granddaughter Veronica Bernier; brother, Bob King of Hamden; wife, Claudia Golden King of Branford and other family and friends. After graduating from Notre Dame High School he went on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Billy had been the business owner of King Carpet Cleaning Company in Newton, MA for over 20 years. He also worked as an insurance restoration specialist and mold remediation expert for Servpro in North Haven and for A&A Restoration in Wallingford. Billy enjoyed a good camping trip, fishing with friends and spending time with his family. He also had a passion for cooking his special dishes for his family to enjoy. Family and Friends are invited to Celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 5th at 10:00 a.m. in Ascension Church, 1050 Dunbar Hill Rd, Hamden. Burial will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden in care of arrangements. Contributions in Billy's memory may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

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  1. Bill, Ginny and family – just recently heard about the loss of your son Billy. Words cannot express my sadness at hearing about the loss of your child.

  2. Dear Ginny and Bill, I was shocked and sadden to read of young Bills death this morning. I will pray for you and family and hope to see you at the church service on Friday. Love, Dawn

  3. Dear Ginny and Bill, Right now there are no words that can comfort you. Just know that Billy and your entire family are in my prayers. I can not attend the Mass Friday but will be there in spirit. God Bless.

  4. Dear Uncle Bill and Auntie Gin, My heart aches for you both, for Billy’s daughters and granddaughter, and for Bobby and his family. I am sorry to know that you will feel this loss forever; having buried a son myself, I realize that the order of things can be so unfair. I love you both and plan to contact you personally. With Love, Jennifer

  5. Ginny and Bill, Sr.: One of the worst tragedies in life is to lose a child! My sincere sympathy to you and family. {And to my best Secretary since the 1950’s at Armstrong Rubber Co.} George Meinsen, Hamden, July 4th, 2013.

  6. I am sorry to hear of your loss. You can be sure that Billy is in my thoughts and prayer as are all the family.

  7. Our sincerest condolences to all of Bill’s family and friends. Kevin (cousin) and Elaine Morrisey Hoffstadt

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