Dr. William P. Candelori, 76, of New Britain, “The Candy Man,” entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Sept. 19, 2020.
He was born in New Britain and was a lifelong resident. He was a former State Representative and School Psychologist. He was a past chairman of the Mattabasett District.
Surviving are his loving wife, Shirley (Bingiel) Candelori; his son, William Candelori II and wife Fiorina; and two daughters, Gina Bertola and husband William, Candace Daniels and her husband Rob. He is also survived by two loving sisters, Marie Perusse and husband Norman, Gloria McCarthy Buonocore and husband Tom; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, St. Jerome Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Mary Cemetery. Due to Covid restrictions, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please share a memory of William with the family in the online guest book @ www.ericksonhansen.com