William E. “Bill” Alvarez, Sr. of Norwalk, a former Westport resident, died Jan. 29 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 88.
He was born in Westport on April 9, 1926, the son of the late Victor and Lillian Judd Alvarez. He attended Westport schools and served his country during World War II as a member of the Seabees in the U.S. Navy.
He worked for most of his life as a body and fender technician for Westfair Ford and Leo’s Body Shop, and for the past 16 years he worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and boating at Candlewood Lake and loved spending his time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of more than 62 years, Ann Diminski Alvarez, he is survived by his children and their spouses William E. and Elaine Alvarez, Jr. of Redding, Drs. Marcia and David Ulmer of Norwalk; grandchildren Christine Watson and husband Douglas, William E. Alvarez III, Marisa Cummings and husband Thomas, Jaclyn Smith and husband Jonathan, Lora Ulmer and a sister Martha.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery with military honors. There are no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Bill’s name may be made to St. Jerome Church.