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William P. Plante

November 13, 2016

William P. PanteWilliam Paul Plante, 58, of Watertown, passed away on November 13, 2016 while surrounded by his family. William, the son of Paul William and Phyllis Burns Plante, was born in Watertown on November 29, 1957. On December 30, 1983, he married the love of his life, Judith Lynn Coleman, at Holy Family Church.

William was a 1976 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central High School, Watertown and received a B.S. in Environmental Studies in 1984 from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. William often volunteered his time to support his local community and church. He recently received the Friends of IHC School Award in recognition for his hard work and dedication to IHC. He had previously served on the school boards of Holy Family and IHC as well as the Board of Directors for the Thompson Park Conservancy. He also spent many years organizing and coaching youth lacrosse in the area.

He is survived by his wife, Judith and the following children: Ryan William (Alexandra), Brooklyn, NY; Kyle Paul, Syracuse, NY; Aimée Elisabeth, Saratoga Springs, NY; and Cole Michael, Watertown, NY and one beautiful grandchild, Grace Coleman Plante. Also surviving him are his mother, Phyllis Plante, Watertown, siblings Steven (Karyn), Fayetteville; John, Watertown; Nancy Martel (David), Watertown; mother and father-in-law Michael and Virginia Coleman; brothers-in-law Michael Coleman (Lisa), Harlem, GA; Kenneth Coleman (Shawn), Harlem, GA; Alan Coleman (Kathy), Harlem, GA; Kevin Coleman (Jill), Grovetown, GA; and multiple nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. His father, Paul Plante, predeceased William.

Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, November 15, from 4-7 PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Sterling Street, Watertown. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 16, at 9:15 AM followed by the funeral Mass celebrated at 10 AM at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding. Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immaculate Heart Central Schools, 1316 Ives St. and/or Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#39 glennwood risk 2016-12-09 06:47
I am sadden to hear of my friends pasing at such a young and vibrant age. Will always remember school time in Syracuse and the rides back and forth to h2otown and back. May the good lord bless all who knew Bill.
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#38 Deighton Michael 2016-11-17 13:15
I am sorry to hear of Bill's death! My thoughts and prayers are with Judi, the kids and the entire Plante family. I have many found memories of all of you running around the Thompson Park Conservancy. 4
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#37 john phelps 2016-11-16 18:13
I only talked to bill a few times during my tenure at gymo. Pc. He was always a pleasure to be around and wiwill be truely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Johnny and the plante family.
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#36 Brandy Shoen 2016-11-16 14:08
Our deepest sympathies to the Plante family from all of us at Autumn's Barbershop. We have enjoyed your entire family over the years and our prayers go out to you all. Bill was truly a wonderful man.
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#35 Rosie Ritzel 2016-11-16 11:45
To Aunt Phyllis, Nancy, John and Steve, I am sorry to hear of this great loss. My thoughts and deepest sympathies to you and all the family. Rest in peace cousin Bill.
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#34 John Stenard 2016-11-16 10:42
We are very saddened to hear of this. Bill was a good classmate and a fine man. It was disappointing to miss seeing him at our 40th Class Reunion. A good family man and community man, Bill was certainly deserving of his award as a "Friend of Immaculate Heart". I am very sorry that he has passed. You have our deepest sympathy.
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#33 The Marsala Family 2016-11-15 20:32
Bill was a good man, a loving husband, an incredible father. He cared deeply about our community and his church. Over the last 40 years our families lives have intertwined on countless occasions for a variety of reasons. Bill, and Judy, always seemed to make bad situations better and good times even more enjoyable.

My Mom Edie, my daughter Cassandra, my sister Diane and all the members of my family want to express our deepest condolences to the Plante family.

Peace...Kris Marsala
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#32 Anna DeVito 2016-11-15 15:41
So Sorry to hear about Bill. I have only positive memories of him from High School. My condolences to the whole family.
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#31 Mike Murphy 2016-11-15 11:40
Nancy, John & Family,
I'm am so sorry to hear of the lost of Bill, prayers and warm thoughts are with your family..

God Bless
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#30 New York State Zoo 2016-11-15 10:56
The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the Plante family. Billy was an active member of the community and a long time friend of the Zoo. We will truly miss him.
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