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“RIP Mr. Sassi and Thank you for your Serviice to our Great Nation. I would also like to express my sincere condolences to Bill Jr, my childhood...Read More »
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“My thoughts are with you, Maria. I'll be in touch in a few weeks when I return from Chile to CT. I'm glad to hear that your son is with you, and you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joan Hofmann - Collinsville, CT

“Dear Aunt Marie & Bill,I heard of Uncle Bill's passing from Cousin Barbara. Very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace with his brothers and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Sassi - Massapequa, NY

“Marie,My mom learned of Bill's death from Mattie--we are both very sorry to hear. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.all our love,Irene and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Raphael Kosek - Hopewell Jct., NY

“Bill, My condolences to you and your family. Andy Gimma ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my condolences on your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help your family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13 ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Lenoir

“What a brilliant, dedicated engineer, teacher, father & husband you married. I always knew you were a great judge of character. Thank you for your...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Jarasek - West Hartford, CT

“Dear Maria,I am so sorry for your loss of your dear Bill. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Love you,Sherri Bedingfield ”
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William V. Sassi, 93 8/31/1923-2/24/2017 of West Hartford, CT.

Survived by: his loving wife Maria Picone Sassi, who is a local area Poet & Playwright; his son William C.; and his daughter-in-law Mary Beth.

Mr. Sassi was the President of the John Sassi Memorial Fund for Leukemia, which he founded in 1968 in memory of his youngest son John. The Fund donated medical research equipment to Hartford area hospitals, including a treatment room at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Bill was a decorated WWll Master Sargent, who served under Gen. George S. Patton as a Sherman Tank Commander in the 3rd Army, 4th Armored Division.

He earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Phi Beta Kapa from SMU in Dallas TX; and a MBA degree cum-laude from U of H. He taught graduate level Business Administration for over 25 years at University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State Univ. and Univ. of Connecticut .

Additionally he innovated in Research & Development technologies for the Apollo Space Program, weather satellites, turbo-fan jet engines, and ground level development of the Internet at: IBM, UTC and NERAC.

Calling hours will be held at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford, CT on this Monday, 4 pm to 8 pm; and Tuesday, 8 am to 9:30 am prior to the Funeral at 10 am at St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., W. Hartford, CT.

Memoriums may be given to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT