William's Story

JEFFERSON - William Bradley Esancy, 84 of Jefferson, died peacefully at his home on Friday morning, February 20, 2015.

He was born January 12, 1931 in Augusta a son of the late Walter and Verna (Troop) Esancy. He was a graduate of Cony High School a member of the class of 1949 and a graduate of Springfield College a member of the class of 1955.

On July 28, 1951, he married Joanne Chaples in Bangor, Maine and together they made their home in New Bedford, Massachusetts, moved to Mattapoiset, Massachusetts, before returning to Maine in 1999.

Mr. Esancy taught Physical Education for many years at the New Bedford High School, where he served as the schools athletic trainer and coach of the Girls Tennis Team. He was the recipient of the Boston Globe Coach of the Year Award for Girls Tennis.

In addition to his parents, He is preceded in death by his three sons, Christopher William, Brent Walter and Andrew David.

Mr. Esancy is survived by his loving wife of more than sixty-three years of Jefferson; a son Dr. James Frank Esancy and his wife Dr. Michelle Esancy of Huntersville, North Carolina; three daughters-in-law: Laurie, Shelly and Jane; grandchildren: Andrew, Charlotte, Benjamin, Rachel, Samuel, Sheena, Caitlyn, Jackie, Robert, Amanda, Dominic, Kara, Kerrie, Joshua, Cheryl, Kylie, Kali and Camdon; great-grandchildren: Emily, William, Halle, Daxton, Lincoln and Levi.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation 4-6PM on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. A funeral will be conducted to celebrate his life at 2 o'clock PM on Tuesday afternoon, February 24, 2015 at the Second Congregational Church, 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Mr. Esancy's memory to the Miles and St. Andrew's Home Health and Hospice, c/o LCH Development Office, 35 Miles Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, Damariscotta, ME. Messages, and condolences for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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