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“We always looked forward to your Christmas updates each year, (an I always said I would send you an email update on us... did you get it yet???!!!) ...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Karen and Tom Uhle - Palmetto Bay, FL

“To the Roell family,I was so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I have known Bill through work on the Cigna Global Health Benefits project over the...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Karen MacDonald

“It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing this week of our friend, Bill Roell. Peggy, Andy and Garrett - we send much love to you from...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Peggy: We are so very sorry to hear about Bill. He was always the guy you wanted to be around, and also the guy you wanted to be. His smart,...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Robin and Steve Houlberg - Miami, FL

“Joanne and I are thinking of the Roell family in this dark time. Bill contributed so much to the Avon community. Over the years both Bill and Peggy...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Robert and Joanne Gendler - Avon, CT

“Thinking of you in this difficult time. You're in our thoughts and prayers. He will not be forgotten and was a wonderful person and outstanding role...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Morris

“Our prayers and love to your family at this difficult time. We will always remember Bill's influence on our son. The Marshall Family ”
7 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Bill was a great guy to work with. So modest but so smart. He will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. With condolences, Michael ...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Tammy Hickey - Burlington, CT

“Sending love, hugs and healing prayers to you, Peggy, and all of Bill's loved ones. ”
9 of 42 | Posted by: Mindy (Krahulec) Smith

“I was lucky to get to work with Bill for many years and see his brilliant mind at work. I enjoyed sharing stories between his involvement in scouts...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Pam Bonin - Westminster, CO

“I was lucky enough to work with Bill for several years. I enjoyed his friendship and his sense of humor. My thoughts are with his family ......Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Lisa Leenders - Granby, CT

“We are sorry to hear about the loss of a great man. Colin, I , and the rest of the scouts from Suffield were blessed to be part of the 2013 NSJ...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Jim Works - Panama City, FL

“Our sincere condolences to Garrett and his family from the grandparent's of Garrett's friend Corbin Foster. So sorry for lose. ”
13 of 42 | Posted by: Wayne & Barbara Pyle

“We are very sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts!Judy, Shannon, and Erik Mazurick ”
14 of 42 | Posted by: Shannon K. Mazurick

“We are sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know that Bill was a talented individual and we all enjoyed working with him over the years at Cigna...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Dan Carmody

“Dear Peggy and Family,<br /><br />I am very sorry for your loss and sorry I never met your husband. He no doubt was a wonderful man who...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Catherine Salchert - Avon, CT

“I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I worked with Bill at Cigna for a short time. He was a pleasure to work with. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Great man . Always happy and willing to help. Will be missed. Condolences to the family. Very sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 42 | Posted by: Mandy Hashemi - CT

“We are very sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts! ”
19 of 42 | Posted by: Judy, Shannon, + Erik Mazurick - CT

“A great guy all the way through his wonderful life. I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. ”
20 of 42 | Posted by: Lindsey Peake - Atlantic Beach, FL

“Dear Peggy, Andy, and Garrett,Our deepest condolences to all of you. May your memories of Bill comfort you during this sad and difficult time. Bob...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: JoAnn Gottlieb - Pinecrest, FL

“Dear Peggy, Andy and Garrett.... our deepest sympathy. Bill had a significant impact on our boy's lives and I'm sorry I could not thank him...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Tracey Keefe - Avon, CT

“My sincere condolences to you Peggy, and your family. We all have many fond memories of Bill and his contributions to the Scouting experiences of so...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Cindy Waldeck - Avon

“Peggy, Garret and Andy, you don't know us, Gary and I were also part of the applied math gang from UVA. Bill was the most kind and fun loving person...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Camille Pasternak - Carrollton, TX

“Peggy, Andy, and Garrett,We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a terrific energetic person and he will be remembered very...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Mike and Kathy Reagan - Avon, CT

“Dear Peggy, Garrett, and Andy,Our deepest sympathy to all of you. I was one of the applied math "gang" at U.Va., and we were a F.U.N-loving,...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Alice (Brown) Taylor - Waltham, MA

“Dear Peggy, Garrett & Andy, Sending prayers and heart felt sympathy your way. Barbara & Jim Vasquenza ”
27 of 42 | Posted by: Barbara Vasquenza - Avon, CT

“Dear Roell Family, please accept my condolences on Bill's untimely passing. He served the Boy Scout's of Avon well. ”
28 of 42 | Posted by: Michael E Clark - Avon, CT

“Dear Peggy and Family,I am very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He and I worked together on many projects at Ryder and I always appreciated his keen...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Bob Hageman - Boca Raton, FL

“Bill was always such a pleasure to speak and work with. I worked with him on and off for the last 15 years or so. My prayers are with your family. My...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Beth Anne Tingley-Pigge - IA

“I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We worked together at Cigna a number of years ago and stayed in touch after we both moved to different...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear this, was fortunate to know Bill as an Avon resident and as a colleague at Cigna. Wishing peace to the families, may his legacy be...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Roy Walton - Avon, CT

“Peggy, Garret & Andy...I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Smart, caring, witty and strong faith are a few words that come to mind when I...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with The Roell Family. -Theresa Shepherd ”
34 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Peggy and Family,I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. May God grant you peace as you remember and celebrate a life well lived.-...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Sending sincere condolences from the Vallario family. I will always remember his friendly smile. ”
36 of 42 | Posted by: Cyndi Vallario - Unionville, CT

“To the Roell Family,My sincere condolences on Bill's passing. I will always remember Bill's enthusiasm and positive spirit for life, and our times...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: don mcdonald - yarrow point, WA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. May the happy memories live within your hearts forever. ”
38 of 42 | Posted by: David & Susan Doebler - Chicago, IL

“Andy,So sorry to hear of this sad news. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.Cherish all of the memories; let them comfort you through...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: Diane from Work

“The Meyers family sends our condolences during this most sad of times. May the memories of good times support you all now and in the days to come.Bob...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Linda Meyers - Avon, CT

“Sorry to hear Bill has passed on, enjoyed our time on Wood badge...ages ago. ”
41 of 42 | Posted by: Keith - Torrington, CT

“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a great Scouter and wonderful man. Peggy, Andy and Garret, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
42 of 42 | Posted by: Norman Noel - Rocky Hill, CT

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, or to the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) P.O. Box 341461, Bethesda MD 20827,