William C. Bader, 85, of Washington Depot, died Aug. 10 at home. He was the husband of Denise (Laverdure) Bader.

He was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Washington Depot, son of the late Carl and Bridy Bader.

He married Denise Laverdure on May 10, 1965.

He was a certified arborist and owned and operated AA Arborist in Washington Depot for 40 years, retiring in 2003.

He was predeceased by two sisters.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Aug. 14 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington Depot. Internment followed at Washington Green Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Green Hill Road, P.O. Box 303, Washington Depot CT 06794.

Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of arrangements.