William S. Williams, 89

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BRUNSWICK — William Stanley “Stan” Williams, 89, died Aug. 21 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

On July 4, 1921, he was born in Fair Haven, Vt., a son of Robert H. and Winifred (Parry) Williams of Welsh heritage, which was a source of pride for him.

After he graduated from Fair Haven High School in 1939, he joined the service and was stationed in Europe during World War II.

In 1946, he married Priscilla R. Williams and spent 63 years together. They worked together on the family potato farm until he retired in 1986. The farm was a source of joy and wonderful memories.

A passion for baseball, he enjoyed playing in town leagues in Vermont and Maine.

With his wonderful sense of humor and gift for storytelling, he easily made friends  of all ages. His birthday, which fell on the Fourth of July, was always a special affair.

His family was most important to him, and his love for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was abundant. He will be missed by his family and large network of friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Priscilla, and siblings, Alfred, Emrys, and Dorothy.

Surviving are his two daughters, Rebecca A. Williams and her husband James Henderson of Harpswell, and Sheila W. Mather and her husband Dana of South Portland; his sister-in-law, Eula Roberts and her husband Judson of Augusta; four grandchildren, Brady G. Williams, Leslie E. Gardner and her husband, Doug, Justin W. Mather and Angela Johnson, and Joshua H. Mather; and four great-grandchildren, Sophia Gardner, Madison Gardner, Cameron Mather and Colby Mather; and many wonderful friends.

Memorial services are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, ME 04330, attn: MTV, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.

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