William Lyall Robertson, 85, of Manchester, the beloved husband of Anne (Newton) Robertson died Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Athol, MA he was the son of the late Alexander Robertson and Jessie R. Batchelor. He attended and graduated from the Athol School system. He was a US Air Force veteran of 4 years and also attended Greenfield Community College.
Lyall had worked as a Manufacturing Rep with UTD in Athol being moved to Contromatics in Rockville, CT and later Milford, NH. He eventually started his own business in 1996 where he worked until his retirement. He was a trained singer and sung in many churches, weddings, organizations and at the World’s Fair in 1964-65. He married his loving wife Anne in 1965 and in addition is survived by their 3 children Rebekah and her husband Patrick, Craig and his wife Tammy, and Laurel and her companion Courtney; his grandchildren Brittany and companion John, Tristan and companion Colleen, Samantha, Nicole, Evan, Kolby, and Cayden; and his great-grandchildren Harley, Lily and Kensley. He is also survived by his sister Margaret; his sister-in-law Joan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather Stuart Batchelor, brothers Bruce and Alexander; and the forever missed Mustard. His family will miss his quick wit, his silly humor, and the love he had for family, friends, and his pets.
There are no calling hours or funeral service. His family would like to offer a special note of thanks to Hartford Hospital and Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester, CT has care of the arrangements. Memorial donations can be made in Lyall's name to the Alzheimer's Association.