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“I was so saddened to hear today of the loss of Dr Mara. He was such a fine person and dentist. As his patient, he loved to share his knowledge and...Read More »
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“Rachel and Family, Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My deepest sympathy to you. - Jill Gamble (Dmuchowski), "Jay's Sister" ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: - Harrison, NY

“Rachel and Family, I'm sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My deepest sympathy. Jill Gamble (Dmuchowski) "Jay's sister" ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: - Harrison, NY

“Jamie and family - so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please accept our sincere condolences and we will see you in November - Aunt Gerry and family...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Geraldine Agneto - Stamford, CT

“Condolences to Bill's family, I remember Bill from grammar school through high school. Thoughts and prayers with you all at this time. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Lil Lampros

“Sorry to read of Bill's passing, I remember him as a well liked and admired student from our days in High School,which seems like a life time ago.May...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Trout - Snellville, GA

“Dear Suzan,I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Bill's passing. Bill's intellectual curiosity and compassion set him apart. He viewed his patients...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Erna Olson - Darien, CT - Friend

“Bill and I were classmates in high school and I remember his smile, his intellect, and his zest for life. He will be missed by all who knew him....Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Hodson - Richmond, TX

“Sincere sympathies to Suzan and the girls. Bill loved his family dearly and was a great guy. He stopped in to see my father when you were all...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Fletcher - Old Greenwich, CT

“Dear Suzan,i am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I remember taking care of him at Whote Plains Hospital like it was yesterday. My thoughts &...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Neilsen Auffant (Conn) - NY

“Dear Suzie, I am so sorry to hear this. Wishing you all peace thru this time. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Thank you for serving our country. A grateful American ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Susan and family, I was shocked to learn of Bill passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss him. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jane Anderson - Greenwich, CT

Holy Cross 1970 Purple Patcher Yearbook “I am sure that I speak for all of my Holy Cross Classmates that we are saddened at our collective loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences on Bill's...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Thomas Neagle - Cranston, RI

“Dear Suzan,My heart is breaking as I write this. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. He was so much more than just my dentist. So kind and generous,...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Mauro - Greenwich, CT

“Susan and family, sadden to learn of Bills passing. A good & caring friend a wonderful Doctor and a man so very proud of his family.R.I.P.Harry and...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“R.I.P. Bill! Condolences and prayers for your family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Abraham Wilson - Summerville, SC


William P. Mara Jr., DMD, MS, a longtime Periodontist in Greenwich, CT passed away on October 5, 2019, at Norwalk Hospital.

Dr. Mara is survived by his wife, Suzan, his precious daughters and their spouses, Rachel E. Mara (Jason Wong), Amy Duffy (Ryan), Jamie Mara Rinaldi, and his adored eight grandchildren, Madeleine Duffy, Colin Duffy, Luke Duffy, Trevor Wong, Declan Wong, Ella Wong, Emma Rinaldi, and Ethan Rinaldi. His sisters, MaryAnn Mara, Rosalie Bortnick, and brother, Thomas Mara, also survive him, as well as his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Ann and William P. Mara Sr..

Dr. Mara was a graduate of Stamford High School (1966), College of the Holy Cross (1970), University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1974), and Case Western Reserve (1980), where he received a Master's Degree in Periodontics. He proudly served as a Dentist in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, NC (1974-1977).

Bill loved his family, his patients, and sports, never missing any of his daughters' games. While his passion was soccer, where he was captain and MVP at Stamford High School and College of the Holy Cross, he quickly became a fervent fan of both field hockey and lacrosse, both of which his daughter's played.

A celebration of his life will be held at Woodway Country Club, Darien, CT (located at 540 Hoyt Street, Darien, CT 06820) on November 10, 2019, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.