ANDOVER, Vt. – Albert Cressy Williams, 85, of Andover, Vt. passed away peacefully at his home on April 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He graduated from Chester High School in 1951. He was a foreman at Bryant Grinder Corporation for 39 years. His greatest passion was his family. His woodworking ability included design and construction of multiple homes as well as beautiful creations of furniture that will be passed down for many generations.
His hobbies included 24 years of Western square dancing, card and board games, jigsaw puzzles, and outdoor activities at family gatherings. He got pleasure out of attending his family’s extra curricular activities and received great joy in helping others.
He is predeceased by his parents Cressy and Jessie Williams, brothers Ralph, Charles, David, Roger, sister Elise, and grandson Joshua Cole.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary of 66 years; his children Gary and wife Marion from Port Richey, Fla.; Teri and Frank from Greenfield, N.H.; Sherry from Hancock, N.H.; Barry and wife Gerry from Andover, Vt.; seven grandchildren; 16 great grand children; and one great great grandchild. One brother Arnold Williams of Rutland, Vt.; two sisters Arlene Shattuck of Granville, N.Y. and Marie Hart and her husband Donald of Weston, Vt. Sisters in-law Millie Williams of Saxtons River, Vt., Jane Williams of Londonderry, Vt., and Sherry Williams of Dover, Del., and brother-in-law Keith Harrington of Ticonderoga, N.Y.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Andover Community Church followed by a potluck reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joshua Cole Memorial Fund, Town Clerks Office, Mount Holly, VT 05758.
Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. is assisting with arrangements.