Philip W. Williams Sr.


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Newport - Philip Wayne Williams, Sr., 77, died March 17, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 23, 1941 in Bridgeport, CT, the only child of Lawrence and Irene (Pennewell) Williams. He graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1959.
Phil was a man that loved to laugh and to make others laugh. "You can either laugh or cry at the situation, so you might as well laugh," he used to say. Phil had many interests and passions--fishing, the Red Sox, trains, and woodworking. He was a member of the Dexter Pentecostal Church and was often called a good friend in sobriety. Phil was a good father and wonderful grandfather. One of his greatest loves was his wife, Lucy. In their nearly 21 years of marriage, they traveled, made new friends and went to gospel concerts around the state. His children often called him a "social butterfly" after he met Lucy. It was a beautiful transformation.
Phil was predeceased by his son, Philip, Jr. and grandson, Tobin Archer. He will be missed by his wife, Lucille of Newport; 4 daughters, Bonnie Williams and husband Steve McLain of Trenton, Holly Williams and husband Walter Chapin of Levant, Jean-Marie and husband Paul Lalicata of Dexter, and April and husband Richard Archer of Corinna; a son, Michael Spencer of Nashua, NH; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and many friends and cousins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, March 22nd, at the Dexter Pentecostal Church with Pastor Lyman Curtis officiating. Spring burial will be in the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
Published on March 19, 2019
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Aloyse Larrabee
Mar 21, 2019
Phil - a kind, generous man who loved God, family, and people. You have touched my life. Prayers for the family. Until we meet again.
Stan and Wendy
Mar 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you in this time of need.
Arlene and Frank Gould
Mar 20, 2019
It’s very sad to hear of the untimely death of your husband. I know how special he was for you. May God ease the pain in your heart. Our prayers are with you.
Patrick Gallant
Mar 20, 2019
I met Mr. Williams, through his son Phil, at a couple of family gatherings, and immediately knew Phil got his sense of humor from his Dad. He was a pleasant man, and talked with me like I'd always been around. He inspired me with the many changes he went through, to find better health and happiness. He was good folk. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and all who loved him.
Shirley Hallett
Mar 20, 2019
I did not know Phil all that long, but I always looked forward to his comments and sense of humor.....short little remarks which were hilarious! I’m sorry that you have lost him for the moment....
Stephanie Simpson
Mar 20, 2019
Dear Sir, I’m sorry that I never had the opportunity to meet you in person. But by knowing your daughter, her heart, kindness and bright humor, I have met you. You raised a great woman. I know you will be deeply missed. Bright blessings to you Sir.
My heart and love to your family.
Judy and Gary aka Mom and Pop O.
Mar 20, 2019
Holly, we are so sorry to hear this news. We have been off fb for a bit as Pops had surgery at Mercy 6 AM Monday and I don't think we have slept yet! At least we are home and hope each day is a little better for him. May wonderful memories wrap around your heart right now of a dear Dad who loved you. Sending hugs and love.
Nancy palardy.
Mar 20, 2019
Phil was an amazing guy.Though i didnt know him very long he always made me smile and laugh...He loved his westerns and i will always remember you fly high cowboy bob..
Amber Jordan
Mar 19, 2019
I love you grampy, couldnt ask for a better grandfather ♡♡♡♡♡