William S. Freeman, 80, formerly of Charlton Hill, Hamden, passed away suddenly on November 13, 2009. William was the husband of Delores Boyd Freeman and the son of the late Walter and Ann Hughes Freeman. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with his B.S. in education and received his Master's degree from the University of Bridgeport. William was an art teacher at Amity High School from 1966-1978, and later was head of the Arts Department at Hamden High School from September 1978 to June 1989 when he retired. He was a veteran of the US Army and recently volunteered for the Agency for Aging. William leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved sister Sally Freeman Steadwell of Hamden, nieces Robin (Albert) Dancy of Norwalk, Cheryl (Michael) Frisby of Fulton, MD, 2 great nieces, 2 great great nieces, 1 great great nephew, as well as his goddaughter Beth Chandler of Roslindale, MA, godsons Joey Chandler of Branford, Robert and Steven Richardson of Bethany as well as a host of other friends and family. Funeral service will be Friday, November 20, 2009 at 12 Noon at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Friends may call Friday from 11-12 p.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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  1. Dear Bill, I only had the pleasure of knowing you for a short time through your work with the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut. Your wisdom and keen sense of humor will be missed by all of us who have the priveledge of crossing paths with you. Prayers to your family and friends during this difficult time of loss.

  2. I remember you from Charlton Hill and how you were so nice to my mom, Nell Carver. You always made us feel welcome, both Gene and myself. Gene remembered you from Amity and was proud to say you knew his dad. You influenced many people in life. For that we thank you. God Bless and may you continue your life with glory in the next life.

  3. We’ll miss you, Uncle Bill! Some of my fondest memories of time I spent with you and Aunt Delores. The wooden puzzles were favorites to play with when I was little. Your painting of Sammy Davis, Jr. always comes to mind whenever I think of you. You were a true .Uncle. of my heart, if not of the blood. You’ll live forever in my heart.

  4. You lived a life of integrity and public service, Bill. It was an honor and priviledge to know you and to be your friend. I pray that the Lord will watch over you and your family.

  5. Mere words can never fully express my sincere sympathy in the loss of Bill Freeman, my friend and a very special and precious person. We had been friends for many years and I will miss him. He was a great man I am sure an angel has entered heaven. God bless you. All my love and deepest sympathies.

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