William J. Natalie, Jr.

William J. Natalie, Jr., of Hampden, Maine, devoted husband of Florence (VanDolder) Natalie, died on Thursday, March 25th, at Ashlar of Newtown, at the age of 72. He was born in Teaneck, N.J., son of the late William J. and Anne (Califora) Natalie. He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Journalism. Mr. Natalie was Vice President of Personnel for MetLife and Irving Trust, and later worked as the Personnel Director for Community Health and Counseling in Bangor, Maine. He was named an Honorary Kentucky Colonel for the work that he did on behalf of the State of Kentucky and served as a Councilor at Large for the town of Hampden. Besides his loving wife of 41 years, Florence, he is survived by his two sons: Richard and his wife Lorraine, of Fairfax, Va.; and Thomas, of New Milford; his daughter, Cathy Stueck and her husband Arthur, of Brookfie1d; six grandchildren: Heather and Dana Natalie, Benjamin, Arthur "AJ", Noelle, and Samuel Stueck, a sister, Janet Petrini, of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Brookfield Funeral Home on Sunday, March 28th at 4:30 p.m., with Pastor Buchanan of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, 3 p.m., until the time of the service at 4:30 p.m. In keeping with Mr. Natalie's love of books, donations may be made in his memory to the Edythe L. Dyer Library, 269 Main Road North, Hampden, Maine, 04444. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at www.CornellMemorial.com.