William L. Sagendorf
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1940 - 2019
Naugatuck, CT William L. Sagendorf, 79, husband of 43 years to the late Mary A. (Kozenieski) Sagendorf, died peacefully on October 11, 2019 at his home.
Bill was born on February 25, 1940 in Waterbury, CT a son of the late Howard J. and Genevieve (Osgothorpe) Sagendorf and lived in Naugatuck most of his life. He was a graduate of Naugatuck High School and he worked at Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Mott’s Shop Rite Supermarkets, Ro-Jack’s Supermarkets and most recently as a manager at LaBonne’s Epicure Markets. His hobbies included genealogy, photography and wood carving; and Bill was a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Heritage & Genealogical Society of Montgomery County New York, German Genealogy Group, Dutchess County New York Genealogical Society and Historical Society, Columbia County New York Historical Society and Schoharie County New York Historical Society. Bill was a faithful parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Bill is survived by his children, David Sagendorf of Naugatuck, William H. Sagendorf and his wife, Robin Sagendorf of Naugatuck, Peter Sagendorf and his wife, Jennifer MacAulay of Torrington, Gretchen Troland and her husband, Laurent Troland, Sr. of Bethlehem and Teresa Branco and her husband, Fernando Branco, Sr. of Naugatuck, his 10 grandchildren, his 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother, Robert Sagendorf.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Everyone attending is kindly asked to meet at church. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are Wednesday from 5-8pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers and to honor Bill’s memory, contributions can be made to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.