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“To the Stoodley family We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember his smile and joke or two when ever we saw him. Bill was our childrens...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Tina & Ken Vance - NY - friend

“Thank you for giving me the best life i could ever imagine. I would do my childhood over again in a heartbeat. It was a privilege to work together...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“I am truly sorry for the loss of your Father. Susan Bryant Babel ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“May the Lord bless and keep him.. Bill had a beautiful heart and soul,always a smile for everyone and the true knack for making one feel better in...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Suzanne ODonnell - FL - friend

“To his family may God bless you and keep you he was a good man had a fun sense of humor ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Raymond Piddock - Watertown, NY

“Bill,Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. Keep the happy memories close, they will be important as time passes. ...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlotte Bach

“Dear Family, Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss of a bright light in the world. I had the pleasure of meeting Clark and Bill a few months...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Pastor Nancy L. Russell - NY

“When I think of Bill, I think of his sense of humor and a perpetual grin that always put you at ease when you were around him. Bills love for his...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Streeter - Fulton, NY

“To The Stoodley Family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord bring you peace..... ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Terry and Penny Koproski - NY

“Condolences to the Stoodley family. Sorry to of your loss ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Nohle - Adams, NY

“To the Stoodley Family,I was so saddened to hear about Bills passing. I met Bill and Jane when I came to Belleville to teach at Belleville Henderson...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Katherine Locy-Barber - Chaumont, NY

“Our condolences to out to the Stoodley family. Bill was an amazing person with a very compassionate heart. He took great care in our times of need...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Pearl &Dan Race - Henderson

“In loving memory of a wonderful man who has touched many people lives with his smile and jokes. Bill you will surely be missed my many. RIP ”
13 of 100+ | Posted by: penny yerdon - parish, NY

“Bill was a wonderful friend to our family through good times and bad. The memory of his smile and his humor will be with me forever. I wish I could...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Cool - Bradenton, FL

“You will be truly missed by everyone who knew you. May you Rest in Peace! ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathlien Healy (Simmons) - NY

“My sincere condolences to the entire Stoodley family. Mr. Stoodley was an amazing comfort when my Mom died and has always been warm and friendly...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Christine Karl - Henderson Harbor, NY

“About 10 years ago, I went down to the funeral home and thanked Bill for being a good role model to me as a kid. I just wanted him to know how...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: janine smith - watertown, NY

“My condolences to all of the Stoodley Family. Bill and his Dad were a great support over the years to all my family as the need came to celebrate the...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Richmond Meagher - NY

“Bill Sr. helped to define the Community of Belleville. He touched generations of children and adults. He brought a caring and comforting ease...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Luttrell (LaVere) Daughter of Flora Sheldon - MT

“To Jane and family, it saddens me to learn of Bill's passing as I look over a golf course at Myrtle Beach. I know how much he liked spending his...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Saiff - North Myrtle Beach, SC

“Jane I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband Bill. He will be missed by every person who ever met him. We were good friends in high...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Dean Boshart - Newark, DE

“Bill was such a kind soul. Always with a smile, took time to talk with you. He and all the Stoodley's are such good family friends. If you talked...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Charles Graves - Swannanoa, NC

“Bill and his parents were wonderful friends to me and my family. He will be missed by not only his sizable family but many friends and clients...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: George Shaver - Flagler Beach, FL

“For as long as I can remember, Bill called me "KID". I asked him a long time ago if he was going to call me that forever, and he just...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Beth Shelmidine - Lorraine, NY

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Dawn Cisco - WATERTOWN, NY

“Bill, Deb and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Ron has told us what a very kind and caring person Bill was. I'm sure he will be missed by...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron Pope - friend

“To the Stoodley family, on behalf of the Catholic communities of Queen of Heaven and St. Cecilia's I wish to express our sympathys to you. Clark was...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: fr. martin cline - adams, NY

“Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He always had a friendly word for everyone he met. He will be missed by all. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve and Debbie Washer - NY

“Rest In Peace Uncle Bill. You always made me laugh. Im so glad I got to see you and Aunt Jane and spend a few days with you last March. I will think...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Kehaya - Rocky Mount, NC

“Thanks for the memories. ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Dawn Forrester Smith - Henderson, NY

“Bill and I were the two youngest member of our class of 1955 at Belleville. We kind of went our separate ways after graduation, but always saw him at...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard and Sandy Tiff - CA

“To the Family:I have known all of you all my life, and though we all know life has to end, we never are prepared for it, no matter the circumstances...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlotte Richmond - Franklin, TN

“Great Man, father and community stalwart. Amazing sense of humor which was so comforting in his chosen profession. Condolences to the whole...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Gene Lunman - Waxhaw, NC - friend

“Thoughts and prayers to your whole family. ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Bruce Ironside - Oneida, NY

“Bill, sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I am sure he will be missed by the family and the community he cared so dearly about. Our...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Marty Morrison - watertown, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Bill's sudden passing and your great loss. He will be missed by many. His heart for others is a great blessing. I remain...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Dorothy Bedor - Adams, NY

“To the Stoodley family,Please accept my condolences and my thoughts are with your family at this time. ”
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Lewis Kibling

“Bill and family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please reach out to Gerald or I if there is anything we...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: JoAnn and Gerald Ives - Watertown, NY

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve and Ruth Sullivan - NY


40 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Rohde - Watertown, NY

“I will forever miss your boisterous laugh and glowing smile that lit up every room! You will live on in your beautiful family and never be forgotten....Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer (Dick) Powell - Raleigh, NC

“My memories of Bill go a long way back to when his grandmother lived in the apartment in the house we owned. He would come to visit her and I often...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Louise Kelley - Adams Center, NY

“What can I say about my friend Whispering Bill...what a great smile and humor he had ,he loved life..now he is with GOD ...he was truly a very...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary King - Cape Vincent, NY

“You were always there whenever I needed a "big brother". I will love you and miss you forever and always! ”
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Dawn Stoodley Dick - NY - sister

“Bill and Teresa- You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm very sorry for your loss. ”
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Ashley Sweeney - Potsdam, NY

“My sumpathy to Bill, Teresa and family. ”
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Swartz - Leesburg, FL

“Bill was a wonderful man who I had the pleasure of working with many times while I was employed with Hospice. No matter what time of day or night I...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Destini Walbroehl - Pueblo West, CO

“I love you Dad ”
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Denise - daughter

“Bill was probably the best liked and most respected member of our small community. His kindness was an example to all who knew him. His ability to...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: LYNN & SANDY HUNNEYMAN - NY

See me in the sun rise! “I always loved his wonderful smile and the gentleness about him. He truly cared about people. He passed this on to his children because they are the...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Debra Truesdell - Adams, NY

“I have known this man & family for years. R.I.P. Bill. What a WONDERFUL person. You will be missed. ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Fay WILLIAMS - ROCHESTER, NY

“Thoughts and prayers going out to the family and friends of Bill. May the life long memories of this great man fill the hearts and ease the pain. ...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Brian LaVere - Happy Valley, OR

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Priestley - Evans Mills, NY

“Bill, Teresa, Jane and Family. My deepest condolences to you. Bill was a fine man, very professional, and compassionate too. My family has many fond...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Shoemaker - Cape vincent, NY

“Bill was a good friend and neighbor who was always willing to lend a hand. I will cherish the times each of us sat on our lawn mowers and talked...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob Parow - Belleville, NY

“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Prayers for all the family. ”
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane Avery Neal - STILWELL, OK

“Jane & family My family was so sorry to hear about your loss. Bill was a great man. He comforted so many people in their times of need and even...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Morales - friend

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
58 of 100+ | Posted by: George and Dale Kirby - NY

“Our thoughts, prayers and love to Jane, Billy, Debbie, Darlene, Chris, Denise and family. Our hearts ache for you and we will miss Bill greatly. ...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Marisa Riordan - Belleville, NY

“Bill was always there for my family and friends who passed on. We counted on his caring professionalism and empathy. He knew the best words to say...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Angela (Piper) Fowler - Adams, NY

“he was a special man ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: jeanette beamer - henderson, NY


62 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebecca Gardner - Watertown, NY

“wonderful man was my bus driver from 1986 to 1995 all of his family an friends are in my prayers ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebecca Gardner - Watertown, NY

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Doug and Deborah Brown - NY

“To all the Stoodley family,So sorry to hear of Bills passing! He was a great man and a friend to many! Always enjoyed his great sense of humor and...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Denise Johnson - Tully, NY

“Jane a f family. I am sorry to hear of Clarks passing. May your memories heal your hearts at this time . ”
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Laurie LaGorga - Watertown, NY

“The fun you had in your life and the joy you brought to others will always be remembered. You always knew what to say and when to say it. Your...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebecca Buckingham - Lisbon, NY

“My deepest condolences to the Stoodley Family. Bill was always a pillar of professionalism and a man of great character. He will be missed and...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Jan-Michael Simmons - Oswego, NY

“I will hear the sound of his laugh every time remember him, and it will bring me the same joy that it did in life. This is a wonderful man and he...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott Cool - Stone Ridge, NY

“Bill...my most sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father. ”
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Deacon Neil Fuller - Clayton, NY

“Thoughts and prayers to your family at this sad time. ”
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Anne Eastman - Central Square, NY


72 of 100+ | Posted by: Duane Simmons - Watertown, NY

“What a great man. He was truly looked up to from all generations in our local communities. We will miss him. Bill & Darlene, you & your...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Steven Yelle - Clayton, NY

“JANE AND FAMILY,,,,OUR SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU ,AND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: BONNIE CLARK - Watertown,ny, NY

“Deb, Bill and Bill: Although you have lost your dad you will always have the wonderful memories of him to help with the healing. Deb and Bill, I know...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy Riches - Watertown, NY

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim and Jill Newman - Watertown, NY

“Bill and family we were very sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thought and prayers are with you. Dave & Kathy Van Ness ”
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Van Ness - Sackets Harbor, NY

“So sorry for your loss. ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Paula/David Chamberlain - FL

“I am so deeply saddened to hear about Uncle Bill's passing. He was a great man and touched the lives of so many people. He will definitely be missed...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Maitland - Watertown, NY

“Dear Stoodley familyOur deepest sympathies. God Bless. Paul and Nikki ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: paul fiegl - pulaski, NY

“My thoughts, hugs and prayers for you and your family Bill during this loss. Judy Cratsenberg Charlesworth (foster daughter of Myrt & Herb...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Charlesworth - Lower Burrell, PA

“Saddened to hear of your Dad's passing Bill. Kiyoko and I will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers. May your Dad rest in peace in the...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Nolan - Colorado Springs, CO

“I can't imagine how many lives Bill has touched. I first met Bill as a student riding on his bus many moons ago. With the passing of family and...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary Douglas - Zephyrhills, FL

“Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Don DiMonda - Spring Hill, FL

“Aunt Jane and family,I was so saddened to hear of Bills passing. He was a wonderful man that would bring laughter to any room. My deepest condolences...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Massey - Sackets Harbor, NY

“So sorry for your loss. He was such a great comfort to so many down through the years. I will never forget trick or treating the year I dressed up as...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Cave - Chaumont, NY

“We met Bill and Jane thru their daughter, Denise, at her summer home on Pt Peninsula. I took an immediate liking to Bill Wonderful and his sense of...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: David and Cookie Bates - NY

“Bill was a great man as a friend and when we worked together in Belleville. We all will miss his humor and compassion for others. RIP Bill. ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: & Mrs. Fraser - Watertown, NY

“As a hospice nurse,I had the opportunity and privilege to witness Bills compassion and professionalism many times. May his family be comforted by how...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathleen Wright - Watertown, NY

“Bill we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. We are sending our prayers to you and your family. Yvonne&Henry Tarwater ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Yvonne Tarwater - Watertown, NY

“sorry about your dad bill may he rest in peace!! ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: bob tibbles - watertown, NY

“I am so sorry for the passing of your father you and your family are in my prayers may the Lord be with you in your time of need ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Edwin Glaser - HENDERSON HARBOR, NY

“Bill so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Prayers to you and your family for comfort at this time. ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Barb & Rich Knight - Watertown, NY

“Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I always remember Bill with fondness. He truly had a knack for his chosen profession. Bill showed ...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Beth MacVean Edinger - Tully, NY

“Im sorry to hear about Clark Both he and his dad drove our school bus. He will be missed by many. He touched a lot of lives in such kind and caring...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryl Race Steier - Redwood, NY

“Jane and kids, I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget all the good times we had, at the cottages, and snowmobiling. Bill was always so...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: DONNA VANBROCKLIN - BELLEVILLE, NY

“Bill was a wonderful man. Whenever I saw him he was smiling and quick to tell a joke or funny story. He had a great sense of humor and liked to turn...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary LaVere - Dexter, NY - friend

“Wonderful man. Will be missed ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Worthington - Mannsville, NY

“Bill was always ready with a helping hand, friendly smile and a joke to lighten the moment. He will be missed. ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Jackie Hobbs - Lorraine, NY

“Condelences to the Stoodley family. Bill was a great man. Always smiling. He will truly be missed ”
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Sparrow Kraemer - Gettysburg, PA


CLARK W. "BILL" STOODLEY SR of Belleville, NY died March 3, 2019 at the age of 80. He served his apprenticeship with the Briggs Bros Funeral Home in Homer, NY. In 1961 he began working with his father, Ross in the operation of Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home in Belleville. For the next 39 years, he served as director, manager and president of the funeral home until the merger with Reed and Benoit Funeral Home in Watertown, which is owned by his son and daughter-in-law Bill and Teresa. He continued to work in the family business during his retirement until his passing. He graduated from the Simmons School of Embalming in Syracuse, NY in 1958.