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William Lawrence Pomponi II

William Lawrence Pomponi II
  • July 21, 1948 - May 24, 2016
  • North Granby, Connecticut

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“Remembering Pomps: Bill and I were Rooks together in "F Troop", top floor of Goodyear Hall, (Freshman year) @ Norwich. We were both Engineering...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Erickson - Folsom, CA

“I knew Bill as an engineer student at Norwich. I mostly hung out with engineer students and saw Bill frequently to and from class. I was a year ahead...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Clough Toppan - Vassalboro, ME

“To Jan, Jenn, Bill, and all who loved and cared about Pomps: We are so very saddened by Pomps passing. We missed him at reunion which is always a...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bob & Diane Charles - Naperville, IL

“1 June 2016,My condolences to the Pomponi and Francis Families. Bill was one of those fellows that what you saw, was genuine and funny and caring. ...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob MancinoI am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. As a fellow classmate of Bill's (NU 70) I remember the good times we had while at Norwich. I...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Mancino

“Dear Jan, Jenn and Bill Jr.,I was very saddened to hear the news of my college roommate and life long friend-"Pomps". I have enjoyed his many...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: George Kabel - Cranford, NJ

“Jan I was so sad to learn of "Pomps'" passing! We all had so many years of fun times in college days and after. The Norwich family was/is such a...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: "Sam" Gardiner - Brewster, MA

8 of 17 | Posted by: Phil Medeiros

9 of 17 | Posted by: Phil Medeiros

“I would like to express my deep condolence to Mr. William "Bill" Lawrence Pomponi IIIn my memory Bill was always optimistic and progressive for our...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Sara, William, Jennifer, Janice,Condolences. George O'Brine NU. 71 ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“We are very sorry for your loss and our loss. Bill was always fun to talk to at the track and a good competitor. As a former GE employee he would...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Vic &Judy Santos

“Bill, Sara and family, Jacques and I both send our most sincere condolences on the passing of a great man! Bill will be greatly missed. However, the...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Clermont Blais - Columbia, CT

“Bill, Jr. Jennifer and Sara - it is with deep sadness that Bill and I send you our thoughts on the loss of your Dad. Your children will miss their...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Bill & Lucy Athas

“Bill Jr., Sara & Jennifer, Our heartfelt thoughts are with you and your families at this sorrowful time. Bill was truly a remarkable person, I...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Tom & Mary Boucher

16 of 17 | Posted by: Ronald Jones - Enfield, CT

“Sending you all love. I am so very sorry for your loss. Love, Amanda ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Amanda Starkel - Watertown, MA

William "Bill" Lawrence Pomponi, II, 67, of North Granby, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his home. Born in Bronxville, NY on July 21, 1948, son of the late William Lawrence and Agnes Frances (Johnson) Pomponi, he was raised in Brewster, NY and attended Brewster Public Schools. After high school, Bill continued his education at Norwich University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970. Bill started his career as an engineer at Combustion Engineering in Windsor and shortly after enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1976. Bill returned to Connecticut and continued working at Combustion Engineering, which later became ABB and then Alstom Power. He retired in 2006, as a Vice President of International Sales after 36 years of service. Since high school, Bill was a car enthusiast. He participated in drag racing throughout the Northeast for many years and was a member of the NHRA and All Star Racing Association. Bill took a lot of pride in his classic cars and passed his passion for racing on to his son Bill. He also enjoyed playing golf and played in a men's league at Airways Golf Course in West Suffield for many years. In his spare time, Bill loved spending time with his family and working on his model train set. A proud veteran, Bill was a longtime member of Shannon-Shattuck Post #182 in Granby. He leaves a son, William Lawrence Pomponi, III and his wife Sara of West Granby; a daughter, Jennifer Pomponi and her husband Chad Francis of Milford; four grandchildren, Jack and Sean Pomponi and George and Evan Francis; and the mother of his children, his former wife, Janice Pomponi of Granby. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 31, 12 Noon to 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Granby Cemetery, Granby. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Shannon-Shattuck Post #182, American Legion, 244 North Granby Rd., Granby, CT 06035.