William Brandon Shanley of New Haven, Connecticut (formerly of Harwinton), passed away on November 6, 2017. He was the son of the late Lloyd Shanley Jr. and the late Helen Shanley of Harwinton and was predeceased by brothers John Creel and Lloyd Shanley lll. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Shanley Schnyer of Harwinton and sister-in-law Janet Creel of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and Uncle Kenneth Jasch of Torrance, California. He is also survived by his nieces, Amy McKeon of Asheville, North Carolina, Heather Gananca of Harwinton, Connecticut, Marlo Bauer of Mt. Pleasant, Naomi Brooks of Boise, Idaho, Loranne Jordan of San Diego, CA , numerous grandnieces and grandnephews and the Johnson and Baldwin cousins.
William was born in Torrington, Connecticut . He was a graduate of Lewis S. Mills high school and attended Emerson College in Boston. William's intellect and technical abilities provided him a lifetime of wide and varied occupational experiences. At the age of 16 years he was the youngest DJ on the air in Waterbury, after college he worked as part of Jimmy Carter's advance team, providing technical and audio visual support for Carter's bid for the Presidency. Over the years he was employed by the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC, CNN in Atlanta, Georgia along with employment at other news organizations during his lifetime. William continued his lifelong interest in politics and the media, pursuing his career as an author and as an independent documentary producer. His film production and film editing business continued throughout his life.
There will be no calling hours. His burial service will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 1 pm at West Cemetery, Cemetery Rd., in Harwinton, Ct. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The AIDS Project of New Haven or to Mental Health of Connecticut.