Donald Robert Williams, age 58, adoring husband and father, passed away Friday, July 20, at his home in Monroe. He faced his disease with courage and dignity and lived life to the fullest, including these past 18 months. Born in Toronto, Canada, he moved his family to the US 20 years ago. Working first in Princeton NJ, later in NYC for The McGraw Hill Companies, he worked the last four years at RavenPack developing the client base of real-time news analysis services.
Don is survived by his wife Christine and their children Nicole, Rebecca and Max, brothers Paul and family of White Rock, British Columbia and Scott and family of Toronto, Ontario, in-laws Frank and Maria Gosch of Toronto, many cousins and friends.
His passions were many, foremost his wife and children. An avid golfer, he enjoyed the game to the end. He began his studies at the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto and ultimately earned a math degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He was a skilled craftsman, completing many beautiful projects in and around his home.
Don will be remembered for his calm and strong ways. His natural charm and easy wit made him a welcome addition to any gathering. He loved entertaining a house full of people to enjoy his thin crust pizzas and oversized Christmas trees.
Friends/family may call Friday, July 27 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home at 315 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Monroe Congregational Church at 34 Church Street in Monroe.
The family wishes to thank the team of skilled and caring professionals who cared for Don. Memorial donations may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. For online condolences please visit spadaccinofuneralhome.com.