Ellington, CT- William D. Sprout, 60, passed away May 3, 2021. Bill was born May 24, 1960 in Ft. Eustis, Newport News, VA to James E. Sprout and Marilyn F. (Phillips) Bolaske. He spent his formative years in Wales, and was a graduate of Tantasqua Regional High School. He continued his education at Western New England College and then received a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from WPI. His dissertation entitled Cloud-in-Cell analysis of a plunging airfoil: A Combination Eulerian/Lagrangian Approach focused on improving aircraft in-flight stability. Bill was employed at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford for over 29 years. Among his achievements were having two patents issued (6,619,909; 6,231,301) for some of his work. He enjoyed hiking, camping, geocaching and photography. In his younger years he played hockey and was a NASCAR fan. He was also a volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 2 in Tolland. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Matthews Church in Tolland, CT .
Bill leaves his children; William T. Sprout of Irvine, CA, Kathleen G. Sprout of Missoula, MT and Julia M. Sprout of Tolland, CT; his mother Marilyn F. Bolaske; his former wife, Mary M. Sprout of Tolland; a brother, James Sprout (Joanne) of Searsport, ME; sisters, Gail Jette (Joel) of Wales, Mary VonThaden (Daniel) of Brewster; Kathleen Corriveau (Rusty) of Brimfield. William was predeceased by his father; a brother, Timothy Sprout and his step-father Joseph Bolaske.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at St. Christopher's Church in Brimfield. A visiting hour, to greet the family, will begin at 10am with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11am, burial will follow at Wales #4 Cemetery on Laurel Hill Road in Wales. Face coverings and social distancing in the church are encouraged.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 2 or the Knights of Columbus #6266, both in Tolland, CT.
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