Carle Monroe “Willy” Williams
Lebanon, N.H. — Carle Monroe “Willy” Williams, 84, died of prostate cancer on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at home in Lebanon. He was born Oct. 5, 1929 in Newark, N.J. to Elizabeth “Betty” (Phillips) and Theodore “Ted” Williams.
Carle attended schools in N.J. and Pa., graduating from the Hershey Industrial School (now the Milton Hershey School) in 1946, before serving in the US Army (2/47 to 8/48), where he attained the rank of Technical Sergeant. He later attended Triple Cities/Harpur College (now SUNY Binghamton) on the G.I. Bill. He married Joan Babbitt in Endicott, N.Y. on Sept. 1, 1951; they both graduated from Harpur in 1953.
Following graduation, Carle worked in the actuarial dept. at Security Mutual Insurance Co. in Binghamton, N.Y. until 1956, when he joined the Rand Corporation and later its computer section, Systems Development Corp. He spent five years in West Germany with General Electric Corp. in the late 1960’s, returning to the U.S. to work in state governments in Pa. and N.J. He retired from Logic Associates in Norwich, Vt. in 1987.
The family traveled extensively while living in eight U.S. states and two in West Germany; Joan and Carle previously lived at Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vt. and in Strafford, Vt. Carle was a writer, a poet, an artist and a singer, played piano and acted in community theater.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years and four children: Douglas, Christine Browne, David and Thomas; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; a stepfather, Harry Walter; two brothers, Ted, Jr. and David; and two grandsons, Justin Rafael Williams and Alexander Ayres Browne; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. Following cremation, a private burial will be held later this fall for family and friends, at the Babbitt family plot in Blair Cemetery, West Campton, N.H.
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