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William Angell Viall

April 12, 1926 March 13, 2016
William Angell Viall
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Obituary for William Angell Viall

Willliam Angell Viall, II  died March 13, 2016 in Providence. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gretchen Elliott Viall; his son, William Angell Viall III; his grandson, Henry Angell Viall; and his sister, Maybury Viall Fraser. He was the son of the late Richmond and Adelaide Brown Viall. 
    William attended the Gordon School, Providence, Country Day School of East Providence, and graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Mass. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, 6th Marine Division, engaged in the initial landing on Okinawa, trained on the Island of Guam for the invasion of Japan, and served in the occupation of post-war China in Tsingtao.
    He worked as a stockbroker for 36 years at Payne Webber, now UBS, where he retired after 36 years, and before that, at G.H. Walker, then Hemphill Noyes. Upon returning from the Pacific, William worked as a machinist at the Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company.
    He was past president of the Hope Club, President of the Rhode Island Society of The Cincinnati, Governor of Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars, and Deputy Governor General Society of Colonial Wars. He sat on the board of the Providence Athenaeum, Grace Church, St. Mary’s Home For Children, the Providence Animal Rescue League, and the Gilbert Stuart Memorial. He was a member of The Dunes Club and Agawam Hunt.
    The family wishes to give deep thanks to the excellent and very kind staff at Epoch Assisted Living, Butler Avenue, and Denise Gibson.
    A memorial service will be held at Grace Church, Saturday March 19th at 11am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Providence Athenaeum or the Providence Animal Rescue League.

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