William Earl “Bill” Luzier, 66, of Pine Hill Road, Avon, CT, and formerly of Hillsdale, PA was the beloved husband of Gloria (Kilby) Luzier. Bill died Friday, September 27, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.

            William is best remembered by his favorite quote “Even a blind squirrel can find a nut in the woods sometimes.” Bill found his nuts in his home, his community and business, and family- both chosen and blood.

            He was born October 24, 1946 in Spangler, PA, son of the late William Ellsworth and Capitola (Graham) Luzier.

            Bill was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army.

            Mr. Luzier owned and operated Colonial Carpets and Tile in Avon, CT and Torrington, CT for over 30 years.

            He enjoyed gardening, lawn work and watching both Red Sox and Steelers games. But he is best known for his fatherly nature (whether you needed one or not; he was more than willing to step in), his quick wit, and showing his granddaughter how to poke frogs with sticks.

            Besides his loving wife of 44 years, he is survived by his son, James Luzier of Avon, CT; his daughter, Amy Mahtaney, her husband Gautam, granddaughter Diya and baby to be, all of Southington, CT; a brother, Joseph Luzier of Cherry Tree, PA; two sisters, Barbara Williams of North Carolina and Anna Wilson of Pasadena, MD and several nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by his five brothers: Gordon, James, Wesley, David and Kenneth Luzier; his three sisters, Dorothy Dunn, Edna Stiffler and Betty Stiffler and an infant sister, Betty.

            Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton, CT on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A memorial service with military honors will be celebrated at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 2nd at 1:00 PM with Bill’s brother, Joseph Luzier as the officiant.

            Memorial donations may be made to your local Salvation Army. Please visit Bill’s “Book of Memories” at for online condolences.

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