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William R. Colite

September 21, 1948 — December 17, 2022

Southington

William R. Colite

William Roger Colite, DMD, lifelong resident of Southington and a recent resident of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the age of 74. Bill was the son of the late William and Helen (Swienton) Colite. He was predeceased by his brother, David Colite and is survived by his sister-in-law, Laurie Colite, son Stephen Colite and his two children, James and Alexis and son Mark Colite and his wife Rachel and their daughter Willa. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

William attended Southington schools and graduated in 1966. In addition to his academic achievements, he was an outstanding football and track and field athlete. He attended the University of Connecticut where he continued his athletic success as a pole vaulter for the Uconn Track & Field team. After graduation, he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He had a long career caring for patients in his practice in Southington, the town he grew up in and loved.

Bill was a very special person; always kind and caring and ready to give a helping hand to whomever needed it. He had a big joyful voice when he entered any room but also a quiet confidence that put everyone who knew him at ease. He touched the hearts of many people. He was an avid Uconn sports fan, being a season ticket holder for football and basketball. Hardly a football game went by that Bill, his family members and friends wouldn’t gather for the big pre-game tailgate party. Rain, snow, sleet or hail didn’t matter, as long as he could support his beloved Huskies and have a ball doing it! He enjoyed golfing and was a longtime member of the Chippanee Country Club in Bristol. His summer pastimes took place at his residence in Misquamicut, RI where he could always be seen sitting on his front porch and enjoying whatever and whomever was around him. He loved boating on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound and was well noticed in his boat, the “Rock and Roll,” a fitting nod to his personality. His winter activities included snowmobiling and skiing with his family members and friends in the Old Forge and Tug Hill regions of New York. Bill was a shining example of living life to the fullest. He will truly be missed and will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from the Plantsville Funeral Home 975 S. Main St., Plantsville with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., Plantsville. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Plantsville Funeral Home. For online condolences and directions please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Monday, January 2, 2023

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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