William H. Roell

  • Born: October 30, 1956
  • Died: May 1, 2017
  • Location: Avon, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. (860) 688-2200

Tribute & Message From The Family


William "Bill" Henry Roell, 60, of Avon, Connecticut, beloved husband of Peggy (John) Roell, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, May 1, 2017. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Bill was the adored son of the late Edgar and Gladys (Saha) Roell, and a graduate of McLean High School in Falls Church, Virginia. He proudly attended the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from the School of Engineering. Later, he earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, he met the love of his life, and they moved to Miami, Florida where both of their sons were born. There, Bill worked for Ryder System, Inc. for 15 years. Their next move was to Avon, Connecticut, where Bill worked in various roles at CIGNA Healthcare for 20 years. Bill was a dedicated leader with the Boy Scouts of America in Avon. In June 2016, he ended an 11 year stretch as Scoutmaster for Troop 274. Prior to that he was Cubmaster for Pack 122. A model scouter for all who he came into contact with, Bill was always looking for his next adventure. Bill was proud of the growth of Avon's scouting program and especially all of the opportunities it continues to afford the youth in Avon and beyond. Some of Bill's favorite stories originated during his High Adventure expeditions that ranged from trips to California to Maine, and Florida to Alaska. His trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico with Andy and Garrett were the highlights of his scouting career. Bill truly lived by the Scout Oath and Law. Bill was an enthusiastic friend to all and constantly searched to have F-U-N in all aspects of his life. With his boundless ambition and energy, Bill was able to turn an average gathering into an Event, while still being present in each moment. His highly creative mind allowed him to find joy in overcoming any challenge that he faced. Bill enjoyed watching sports in person and on TV. He was a 14-time winner of the Scopricorn Cup and an avid supporter of the Miami Hurricanes, Washington Redskins, Virginia Cavaliers, and every team his sons played on. Bill's happiest moments were with family and friends. He loved when he was outside enjoying nature, in crowded arenas for Bruce Springsteen's concerts, around the dinner table with family, and on the beach with a cold drink. In addition to his loving wife of 33 years, Peggy, Bill is survived by his two sons, Garrett and Andy and Andy's fiancé Tierney Corrigan; a sister, Sandy Robertson and her husband Mike, his mother-in-law, Marilyn John, brothers and sisters in law, Beth and Richard Loehne, Gigi and John Montzingo, Rick and Carolyn John, nieces, nephews, and many close friends from every stage of his life. Bill's family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A Celebration of Life service for Bill will be celebrated on Saturday, May 6 at 3 PM at the Avon High School Auditorium, 510 West Avon Road, Avon. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the William Roell Endowment Fund, CT Rivers Council BSA, 60 Darling St., East Hartford, CT 06108, www.ctrivers.org or to the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) P.O. Box 341461, Bethesda MD 20827, www.ilads.org.