Memorial Services

Obituary for William (Bill) Bausman Verdier

A Celebration of Life for Bill Verdier for friends and family in or near Nashville was held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at McNamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 2740 Old Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN

This message went out before the service: “Please bring stories and thoughts about Bill that you would like to share, and bring your instrument(s) to join in playing tunes in a session before and after the program. Musicians, one request: consider learning the tune The Kilfenora, and Bill’s favorite setting of it, if you don’t already know it. This beautiful tribute video by Sean Cunningham gives the setting and the backstory.
Many thanks to Sean and Paula McNamara for hosting the celebration.”

The service was streamed live and recorded, the recording can be viewed at, look for the April 8th post. (Or click here for direct link) Anyone can join this public Facebook group (no Facebook account is required), click on “Join Group” as you enter the site. Please feel free to add stories, thoughts, tributes or prayers as comments to this group.   

A Memorial Service for friends and family in the Northeast was held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, 2:00 PM at the First Congregational Church, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. And as Bill would have wanted, a time for talk and tunes among friends followed the service at the Old Post Tavern, 1418 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. Thank you to all who came to help us remember and celebrate Bill, and thanks to those who joined us remotely. (A recording of the service can be viewed here)

Click on the image to view the recording of the service