Meriden- William Blair Doolittle, 88, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Alice Doolittle. Born in Meriden, October 7, 1919 he was the son of the late Horace Doolittle and Edna (Blair)Doolittle Baierlein. He attended New Haven College of Commerce, Bixby Business College and Conn. School of Broadcasting. Bill was employed as a maintenance supervisor at Long Lane School when he retired in 1980. Prior employment included Conn. School for Boys, International Silver Company, Napier's, Allied Control and he had owned his own service station. He served his country in the U.S.Army during WWII in the European Theatre. Bill was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church where he served as Property Trustee. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed telling a good joke, listening to his music and being 'up' on current events. He was a creative thinker and was active into his eighties. He is survived by his loving daughter, Diane Doolittle and her husband Joseph Galacki of Matawan, NJ. He was predeceased by a sister Florence (Doolittle) Hirst. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 am at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Paddock Ave., Meriden. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Friday, Nov. 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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  1. Dear Dianne and Joe, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. If there’s any way Kim & I can make it, we will be there for the funeral on Saturday. Please accept my sincere sympathy during this sad time.

  2. Diane – It was with great sadness that I read about your Dad in the paper. I have many warm memories of both of your parents. Your Mom taught me the fine art of bookkeeping at the UU Church, by which I still earn my living, and I always admired your Dad’s quiet strength and ready smile. I am sorry for your loss, and remember fondly the many Christmas eves when you brought the gift of music to our services at the church.

  3. I’m sorry I can’t be with you in these times. But I know there are many there with you for support. It has been a sad time. I’ll try to talk to you sometime in the future. Till then…

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