Earl A. Willmott, Sr., of Danbury, CT, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022. He was born in Norwalk to the late Frank and Jeannette (Johnson) Willmott, and was also predeceased by his son Gregory, brother Norman and sisters Dorothy Creamer and Florence Usher. He was a bright spark in this world and will be missed by many. The family is deeply saddened by his death.
Earl was a Korean War veteran having served for the U.S. military. He was a retired Fire Lieutenant with the Norwalk Fire Department, where he was devoted to the department and their causes. When “off duty” it was not unusual for him to stop by and assist his fellow firefighters at the scene.
He would volunteer for various organizations whenever possible. He coached little league baseball and biddy league basketball in Norwalk for many years.
Earl was an exceptionally loving husband and father. He had a smile that could light up any room and stood taller than he was. He had a love of golf and all sports. Earl was passionate about his family, especially his grandchildren. Each and every sporting event gave him an opportunity to be part of something he was very excited about.
Earl is survived by his loving wife Marie Willmott, daughter Jacki Willmott Johnson and her husband Roderick, son Earl Willmott Jr., two sisters Sonia Scallon and her husband Dennis, Jane Borges, sister-in-law Mary Willmott, and cherished grandchildren Emily, Tyler and Elijah Johnson, Gregory Jr. and Matthew Willmott and Scott and Dawn Willmott, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave, Norwalk. Masks Required.
Entombment with military honors will follow at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk.
Memorial donations may be made to: Norwalk Fire Department, Station #2, 121 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854, Homes for the Brave, 255 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06606 or Off The Streets (Offthestreetsnow.org)