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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
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William Bristol

William A. Bristol Sr.

January 26, 2019
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William A. “Bill” “Gramps” Bristol, Sr., 94, of Canton, husband of the late Marjorie (Case) Bristol, died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Cherry Brook Health Care Center. He was born September 16, 1924 in Hartford, son of the late Stuart and Margaret (Johnson) Bristol and had been a life long resident of Canton. Bill was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy, traveling extensively around the world. The Bristol Family owned and operated the Chevrolet Dealership and Bristol’s Garage, originally in Collinsville and later in Canton, for his entire adult life, prior to his retirement. After retirement he opened a small engine repair service, where he spent his days working on lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, snow blowers, etc. He loved working on anything that had a motor. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Canton Center and a member of the Elks Club. Bill enjoyed spending time in the summer months at Old Kelsey Point Beach in Westbrook Connecticut. There he very much enjoyed lobstering, which he became very good at.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara LaFrancois and three sons, William A. Bristol, Jr. and his wife, Dorrie, Steven Bristol and his wife Karen and Thomas Bristol and his wife Beth, all of Canton; 11 grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and many nieces and a nephew. Also survived by sister in laws Frances Case and Joyce Bristol. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Bristol.
We want to thank the entire staff at Cherry Brook Health Care Center for the love and care they provided for our father.

A graveside service will be held in the spring for both Bill and Marge. Memorial donations may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, The Vincent Funeral Home of Canton is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Bill’s Book of Memories at for online tributes.
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Posted at 07:24pm
To the entire Bristol family I send my most sincere condolences. Each of you is an amazing reflection of such a wonderful and loving couple. They gave to all of us friends, relatives, neighbors that we cherish. My gratitude to them. This was a life well lived. Kate


Posted at 10:51pm
My deepest condolences to the family for their loss. May the many good memories you have of William bring you comfort. The God of all comfort sees the tears brought on by the death of our loved ones Psalms 56:8. He yearns to bring back those sleeping in death Job 14:14,15 to a time when sickness,suffering and death will be no more. Revelation 21:4.

Richard Diters

Posted at 04:33pm
So very sad to hear that "Uncle Bill" passed. My thoughts are with all of you in this difficult time. Please let me know when services are to be held in the spring. I will try to make it down. I will always have very fond memories of all of your family, we had such fun times together.

Richard W. Hines

Posted at 04:11pm
I send my deepest sympathy to the Bristol Family on the death of Bill Bristol Sr. My wife and I thought very highly about Bill Sr. He was an exceptional person. Richard W. Hines, Avon

Posted at 02:27pm
My deepest condolences to Bill and Dorry Bristol on the loss of your loved one. My prayers are with you and your family. Steven Austin Touchstone Associates

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