William Paca Murtaugh, 25 years old, died Saturday, September 29th with family at his side at a hospital in New York City.

William was born in Bronxville, New York on July 25, 1987. He lived the majority of his life in Wilton, Connecticut, where he graduated from Wilton High School. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and continued on to work as a commodities trader at Trafigura A.G.

Will was an East Coast boy with a love for the mountains. He lived his life with irrepressible joy and could charm his way out of any scrape his adventuresome nature led him into. He never met a stranger: everyone was his friend. We will forever remember Will as the brave and bright charmer he was, for his smile that lit up any room he walked into, and most of all for his capacity to love.

Will is survived by his parents, Jim and Ginger; his sisters Hannah and Molly; his grandmother Doris Murtaugh; his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family will receive friends from 5-8 o'clock on Wednesday, October 3rd at Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

A Celebration of Will's Life will be held at 11 o'clock on Thursday, October 4th at the Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT.

In lieu of flowers, Will's family requests donations in his memory to the Youth Ministry at the Wilton Congregational Church.