Bill Trombly Sr., 71: Established a successful plumbing business, but family was his greatest legacy

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William (Bill) Twombly Sr.
William (Bill) Trombly Sr.

MANCHESTER, NH – William “Bill” R. Trombly Sr., 71, of Manchester, and Davenport, FL, died January 2, 2015  surrounded by his family after a period of declining health. He was born in Manchester on March 23, 1943 the son of the late Frank and Mary (Shea) Trombly.

Army veteranEducated in the local school system, he was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1961. He honorably served in the U.S. Army. Bill established a very successful business, Bill Trombly Plumbing and Heating Company. He held membership in numerous professional and civic organizations, among them: National Founder and First Chair of the Quality Service Contractors, founding member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Education Foundation, a founder of the Manchester Girls Softball at Derryfield Park in the ’70s, past member of St. Joseph School Board, past president JF and Associates Credit Union, past president of NH PHCC, past chairman of NH Plumbing Board, past chairman of NH Heating Advisory Council, chairman of St .Pius X Building Committee, St .Pius X Finance Committee, member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, past member of Manchester Zoning Board and Manchester Planning Board. He was voted New Hampshire Contractor of the Year 1985 and National Delta Faucet Contractor of the Year 1987.

Even with all the accolades, he was known to say that his greatest legacy was his wonderful family. His wife Bette (Riley) Trombly passed away in 2006 in the 45th year of their marriage.

Family members include three daughters: Cheryl Bryant; Linda Gagne; and Kelly Chase, all of Manchester; two sons, Michael Trombly of Shirley, MA; and William Trombly Jr. of Manchester; his fiancée, Kim Ackerson of Windham NH; 13 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Trombly of Walpole, MA, and Constance Williams of New Durham, NH; a brother, Daniel Trombly of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Jim Trombly.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech Street. The funeral will be held Saturday Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. from the McHugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, 575 Candia Rd. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford. ln lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project., PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or

Editor’s note: Due to human error an earlier version of this post misspelled Mr. Trombly’s last name in a headline. Sincerest apologies to the family. – CR

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