William L. Alley, 70, passed away on the afternoon of Dec. 12, 2012 at his residence, after an eight-year struggle with leukemia. He was born in Bar Harbor, July 13, 1942, the son of Thelma Partridge and Howard Owen Alley. Bill was a graduate of Bar Harbor High School, Class of 1960 and received a BA degree from Maine Maritime Academy in Castine in 1964. He began his career as a marine officer for Lykes Shipping company in New Orleans, LA. from 1964 until the early 1970's. From the 1970's to 1995 Bill was an engineer employed by paper mills and utility plants. Before his retirement, he was employed for ten years at Colby College's Physical Plant. An avid gardener during his retirement, Bill grew and hybridized daylilies. His garden included over three hundred registered lily varieties. He found buying from national growers and selling to local gardeners and collectors most rewarding and resulted in many enriching friendships. Bill was predeceased by his parents and six siblings. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Louise Hunter Alley of Waterville; his sister, Nancy Farrenkopf of Ellsworth and by several nieces and nephews. On December 22 at 1 p.m. we will celebrate Bill's life with a service at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 69 Silver St., Waterville with Rev. Meg Anzalone officiating, followed by a party in Bill's honor at Lori Dumont's Parsonage House, 276 Dunham Road, Vassalboro. All are welcome! A special thanks for all the support given, especially the compassionate folks who came into our lives lately through Hospice and Assistance Plus! In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice in Bill's name. One of his friends is donating platelets to a Blood Bank because he used a lot of them.