William E. Eayrs Sr. of New Milford, CT, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 26, 2017 at the age of 88.
He was born September 13, 1928 in Shirley, MA, son of the late William and Laura (Boucher) Eayrs. Mr. Eayrs moved to New Milford 70 years ago with his wife Winifred (Burch) Eayrs. Winifred predeceased him on August 27, 1994.
After graduating High School, he served with the United States Navy for two years. Mr. Eayrs worked for Nestles in New Milford and retired as a foreman after 30 years. He was an avid bowler, who bowled a 300 game, and enjoyed golfing, hunting, softball and horse shoes.
He is survived by his son Bill Eayrs and his wife Paula of New Milford, CT, his daughter Wendy Eayrs of New Milford, CT, his significant other of ten years Mary Ann Bates of Brookfield, CT, his brother Richard Eayrs of Shirley, MA, and grandchildren Will Eayrs III, Caitlin and Kylie Costello.
Calling hours will be held on Monday January 30, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Center Cemetery in New Milford.
The family would like to thank the staff at Regional Hospice and Home Care in Danbury for all the help and compassion during this difficult time. Contributions in Mr. Eayrs memory may be made to Regional Hospice, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, CT 06810.