E. William Fekete, 91, departed this life on July 24, 2017 at Masonicare of Wallingford. He was the beloved husband of Alice Gow Fekete. Bill was born in Wallingford, CT on September 18, 1925 to the late Gabriel and Mary (Kobling) Fekete. A lifelong resident of Wallingford, Bill was involved with numerous clubs around town. He was a proud member of the Hungarian Club, the VFW and a member of the choir at First Baptist church since his youth. Bill enlisted in the United States Army in his teen years and proudly served his country in WWII as a Combat Engineer. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Superintendent at International Silver for over 38 years.
Besides his wife Alice, Bill is survived by his sons Timothy (Elizabeth) Fekete and Mark (Sharon) Fekete; daughter-in-law Judith Fekete, step-daughters, Aimee (John) Powers and Jeannette (Paul) French; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Tanch, sons E. William Fekete, Jr and James Fekete, infant daughter Mary Margaret Fekete, brothers Gabriel (Deborah), Nicholas (Irene) and George (Margaret) Fekete as well as his sisters, Jennie (Michael) Chatary and Mary (Julius) Biro.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 27 at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church, 114 N. Main Street, Wallingford. Bill's family will receive visitors at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, located at 273 S. Elm Street in Wallingford, on Wednesday evening from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's name can be made to the Memorial Gifts Fund at the First Baptist Church. The Fekete family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Hospice staff at Masonicare for the wonderful care Bill received. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.baileycares.com.