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William C. Chambers

February 6, 2021

Obituary

William C. Chambers,94, died peacefully on Saturday, February 6,2021 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.


William, born July 22, 1926 in Manhattan was the son of William J. Chambers and Frances G. Chambers (Holohan).
Bill graduated from St. Anne’s Academy, NYC, where he earned several academic awards including medals for French and English.
Bill enlisted in the US Navy while still in high school. He was called to service on his 18th birthday. He was sent to Seneca Lake for training and was assigned to the USS Vesuvius in 1945. Bill was honorably discharged in June 1946 at the end of the war.
After his discharge, Bill went home to Burlingham, NY to be with his mother. It was here he met and married the love of his life, Frances M. Clare. They enjoyed over 66 years together before Fran’s passing in 2014. They enjoyed traveling especially to Las Vegas, taking rides together and going out for a delicious meal.
Bill joined the New York State Police in 1949 serving in numerous posts and attaining the rank of lieutenant before retiring in 1969.
Upon his retirement from the NYS police, he then went on to become the director of security at SUNY Morrisville. It is believed he took this post so he could keep his Eagle eye on his daughter who was a student there.
Bill and Fran moved to Oswego, NY where he worked as one of the security managers at Nine Mile Point for 12 years.
Bill and Fran lived a full and happy life together. Together they served their community through their work with both the Knights of Columbus, where he was the Grand Knight one year and the American Legion. They are now reunited for all of eternity.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Catherine J. Goggin, grandchildren Jay Goggin (Amy), Rebecca Poole (John), great grandchildren Addyson Poole, Henry, William and Emme Goggin. He is survived by his niece Suzanne Naylor (Phil) and her children Justin and Jennifer. Additionally, he is survived by his best friend, Eli Ortega.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 from Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Paul.
Anyone attending the Mass needs to call CTGS at St.Paul at 315-343-2333 to register.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00- 6:00 at the Dowdle Funeral Home.  Face masks and social distancing will be enforced in accordance with NYS mandates.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA / donors@stjude.org or a charity of your choosing in memory of William.

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