Services: A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, June 24, 2011 at St. Jerome’s Church, Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT. Burial: Interment will follow with military honors at St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Ave., Norwalk. Wake: There will be no calling hours per the request of the deceased. The Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk is in charge of funeral arrangements. Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jerome’s Church, Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT 06851 or the Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Maple Street, Norwalk, CT, 06850.

William Justin Kerin


July 17, 2011

William Justin Kerin, 83, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 17, 2011 in Norwalk, CT.  Bill was the husband of the late Dorothy J. O’Connell Kerin. He was born in New Britain, CT and was the son of the late William J. Kerin and Mary Kitson Kerin.

Bill was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of New Britain High School, Providence College, and the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a longtime resident of Norwalk. He worked for Western Electric and the City of Norwalk Finance Department prior to his retirement.

He held dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland. Bill will be remembered for his outgoing personality, sense of humor and devotion to his family and friends. He loved the outdoors, the beach, and Cape Cod. He was a communicant of St. Jerome’s Parish. He was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan.

He leaves a son, Dr. Kevin D.J. Kerin and his wife, Dr. Marybeth Durkin Kerin of Lyme, NH, a brother, Dr. Robert J. Kerin and his wife Claire of Milford, CT, three grandchildren, William Patrick, Kate Elizabeth and Brenna Madigan of Lyme, NH and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Kerin.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, June 24, 2011 at St. Jerome’s Church, Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT.   Interment will follow with military honors at St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Ave., Norwalk. There will be no calling hours per the request of the deceased. The Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk is in charge of funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jerome’s Church, Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT 06851 or the Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Maple Street, Norwalk, CT, 06850.

  1. Dear Kevin, No words of mine can mean much now. Your loss is far too great and much too close. But for our Dominican community here at Providence College, in behalf of our alumni and alumnae, and in my own name, I do want to make known to you, my deepest sympathy. In the praying we are doing, your father is with us…so are you! At a time such as this, nothing anyone says makes much sense. (Perhaps better than most I know that.) But it is my hope that the consoling thought of a gifted Trappist monk might help. Thomas Merton wrote, death is where the hills end…and the stars begin.” Bills’ “hills” are over now. It’s his time to be with the “stars” and their Source. It is my hope and I pray, that the deep, inner Peace that thought can induce.will be with you and your family…especially now. May Mary, the temple in whom God’s Son became a priest, keep you near, in her care. With His Love and all mine,

    September 28, 2011
    Fr. John Peterson, O.P. -
  • Bill was a great and true gentleman. He will be missed as a mentor and friend.

    September 28, 2011
    Kevin + Jo-Ann Connolly -
  • Bill was a great friend and neighbor to my late sister Jill and to my entire family. He will be greatly missed. He was one of a kind and a true friend.

    September 28, 2011
    Jeanette Taloni Moore -
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