Meriden- William L. Priebe, 47, husband of Patricia (Kramarz) Priebe passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. He was born November 7, 1960 in Meriden a son of the late Howard W. and Shirley (Hubball) Priebe. He attended local schools and graduated from Platt High School and from Middlesex Community College with an associates degree in Business. He was previously employed with AT & T. Billy was a sports enthusiast, he was an avid runner, even running in the Boston Marathon several times. He was a die hard Red Sox fan and wouldn't miss a Cleaveland Browns or UCONN Husky game. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife Patricia, he is survived by his four children, Erica, Alexandra, Zachary and Nicholas Priebe all of Meriden, five sisters; Gayle Priebe, Marlene and her husband James Bevacqua, Lynn and her husband Richard Trombley , Karen Mingrino all of Meriden and Wendy and her husband Richard Silverman of Middletown, and one brother, Howard Priebe of Meriden. He also leaves his nieces and nephews, Jeff Priebe, Amanda Trombley, Paul and Danny Mingrino and Olivia, Emma and Garrett Silverman. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hubbard Chapel at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. The Rev. Susan DeSousa will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Sunday, October 26 from 4-7 p.m.

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  1. Dear Howie and family, May it help to ease the sorrow in your heart in some small way To know that sympathetic thoughts are there with you today. In deepest sympathy, Betty Leidy

  2. Dear Howie, I just heard the sad news this afternoon. I am very sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your entire family. Darcy

  3. Dear Priebe Family, I am shocked and saddened to hear about your terrible loss. Billy and I had so much in common- running, AT&T, and the Cleveland Browns. He was a great friend and will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Wendy, Richard, Oliva, Garrett and Emma, We are so sad to hear about loss. We are thinking of you. Love, Rob & Barbara

  5. I grew up next door to Billy in South Meriden. It was a shock to learn of this. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Priebe family at this time.

  6. I know it will be difficult for all of you. Find your strength in knowing he is in a better place. My sincere condolences to all. We all were very shocked and saddened. Anything I can do just say the word.

  7. I was very surprised and saddend to hear of Billy’s passing. I have very fond memories of him and our childhood in South Meriden. The last few times I saw him was at the Fun Run, with both our daughters, several years ago. May God bless his soul and watch over his family.

  8. So very sorry to learn of your husband’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. Please contact me if I can be of any assistance.

  9. To Howie and the Priebe Family: Please know I am thinking of you and praying for you, your brother’s wife and children during this very difficult time. .Ask the Savior to help you. Comfort, strenthen, and keep you; He is willing to aid you- He will carry you through.. Palmer The God who holds the universe is the God who is holding you. Your Friend, MaryLynne

  10. To Patty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is a very sad time with the loss of someone so young. Our family has had a lot to bear lately. My prayers are with you during this time

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