William Daniel Sweet Sr.
April 14, 1930 - December 26, 2011
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William “Bill” Daniel Sweet, Sr., a lifelong Norwalk resident, passed away while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 26, 2011 in Norwalk Hospital following a brief illness. He was 81 and the beloved husband to Shirley A. (Thompson) Sweet of fifty-six years.

Born in Norwalk, Conn on April 14, 1930, Bill was the son of the late Edwin J. and Catherine (Lovett) Sweet and attended local schools. He entered the trade of auto repair and worked as an auto mechanic for CL&P for many years. A passion for automobiles, Bill was also an avid race car driver who spent many years at the Waterford Speed Bowl.

Bill served our Nation during the Korean Conflict in the US Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.

He was a member of the Pastime Boat Club, The American Legion Post # 12, South Norwalk Boat Club, East Norwalk Boat Club, all of Norwalk; The Wilton Athletic Club and the Antique Outboard Motor Club.

Along with his wife, Bill is survived by his son, William D., Jr. and his wife, Janice Virga Sweet of Monroe; his daughter, Delene Sweet Montanaro and her husband, Michael of Ansonia; three brothers, James Sweet and his wife, Pam of Norwalk and Joseph Sweet and his wife Patricia of Norwalk and John Sweet of Brookfield; many nieces and nephews; and a beloved grandson, Brent W. Sweet.
Preceding in death were three sisters, Edna, Marion and Phoebe and two brothers, Charles and Alfred Sweet.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Norwalk’s Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 East Wall Street 4:00PM – 8:00PM.

Bill’s funeral will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, December 30, 2011 in the parlor. Interment will follow with full military honors in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Bill’s name to the Friends of Fisher House CT, c/o Newman Creed & Assoc., PO BOX 575, Bristol, CT 06010.

HOYT-COGNETTA is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Calling Hours

Thursday December 29, 2011, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
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Funeral Service

Friday December 30, 2011, 10:00 AM at Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
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Friday December 30, 2011 at Lakeview Cemetery
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