William C. Croce, 76, a resident of Dover Plains, NY, died on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT. Bill was an engineer with the Penn Central and Metro North Railroads for 29 years retiring in 2000. Bill’s love for his career and passion for the railroad was exemplified by his collection of model trains and railroad memorabilia.
He was an avid midget sprint race car driver and enjoyed watching all car racing. He was a life member of the Danbury Railroad Museum in Danbury, CT.
On June 23, 2001 in Dover Plains, NY, he married Diane Santolla who survives at home. In addition to his loving wife, Bill is survived by a son, Ed Croce of Croton, NY; a “son,” Richard Turner of Lisle, NY; a sister, Margaret “Cookie” Minelli of Hopewell Junction, NY; four nephews, a niece and several great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on June 23, 2018 at Bulls Bridge Inn, 333 Kent Road, Kent, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the the Putnam County SPCA, P.O. Box 850, Brewster, NY 10509. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com