William S. “Bill” Reardon, 96, Adams Center

ADAMS CENTER, NY — William S. “Bill” Reardon, 96, Adams Center, passed away Friday May 13, 2022, at the Hospice Residence at the Ellis Farm, Watertown.

Services will be held for the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Adams State Road Cemetery, Adams Center. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

Bill is survived by his wife, Thelma; his daughter Gloria (James) Gregory, his son William (Wanda) Reardon; his grandchildren Katie (Wesley) DaSilva, William Reardon, Scott (Lisa) Gregory, Elizabeth Gregory; four great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a grandson Jeff Gregory.

Bill was born Sept. 19, 1925,  in the town of Ellisburg, a son to William and Edna Hartman Reardon. He was educated in the Mannsville High School. Bill joined the Merchant Marines and sailed the Great Lakes before enlisting in the US Navy in 1942.

Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Bill operated a farm in Ellisburg.  After farming, he went to work for Don Veley Trucking in Mannsville to drive bulk milk trucks, retiring in 1987. He continued working as a carpenter for several years following his retirement.

Bill married Mary E. Cote on June 7, 1947. She predeceased him. He married Thelma Curtis December 15, 2006.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reardon-Belloff-Leuze Scholarship c/o South Jefferson School or to the Rutland Congregational Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.