William Donnelly Lane
April 16, 1928 ~ April 27, 2020
William D. Lane, age 92, of East Norwalk, CT passed away on April 27,2020. He was born in Norwalk on April 16, 1928 to John J. and Theresa Donnelly Lane. Bill was a proud graduate of St. Bonaventure University and then served in the US Army Artillery, attaining the rank of Captain in the Army Reserves. He obtained his law degree from Fordham University and practiced law in Norwalk at the law firm Carroll and Lane. He married the love of his life, Rosemary Farrell, in 1956. They resided for more than 5 decades in East Norwalk and enjoyed summers at Shore and Country Club. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church and he spent many years volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Bill is survived by his daughter, Nancy Lane Smith (John Paul) of Greenville, NC, his granddaughter, Jennifer Patricia Smith of Durham, NC, and his grandson, Ryan William Smith of Wilmington, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary, his brother, John D. Lane of Washington D.C., and his sister, Margaret Lane Quinlan of Westport CT. The family intends to hold a memorial mass at a future date.