William E. Balzer
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William E. Balzer
  • September 17, 1941 - December 24, 2017
  • Ledyard, Connecticut

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William Edward Balzer, 76, of Ledyard Connecticut, passed away on Sunday, December 24th, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born to the late William C. and Laila (Leino) Balzer on September 17, 1941 in Queens, New York. "Bill" was a graduate of Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York. Following his graduation he attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where he persued his love of painting. He proudly served his country in the Army, prior to the start of the Vietnam War. Following his time in the service "Bill" found employment with Electric Boat as a Carpenter and would spend the next 32 years. He married Marie A. Ballato and brought his three children: William, Jennifer, and Belinda, into the world. After a time, he remarried Gisele Michaud with whom he spent the reaminder of his life, and welcomed his step-son: Todd Nadeau. "Bill" is survived by his loving spouse: Gisele and his children: WIlliam "Bill" and Karen Balzer of East Lyme, Jennifer LaChance of Hope Valley, Rhode Island, and Todd and Michelle (Nadeau) of Ledyard, his grandchildren: Colby and Christopher Balzer, and Victoria Jones. "Bill" is further survived by his two brothers: Robert Balzer of North Carolina, and Randy and Cecilia Balzer of Inwood, New York. Aside from his parents, "Bill" is predeceased by his daughter Belinda Balzer (2006). A time for visitation will be held on Saturday, December 30th, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM with a service beginning at 10:30 AM at the Montville Funeral Home, 53, Route 32, in Uncasville Connecticut. Interment will follow in the Avery Stoddard Cemetery. To share a memory or leave an online condolance, please visit: www.montvillefuneralhome.com