Fairfield, Maine-William Edward Elias, 58, died at home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. \r\n\r\nHe was born in Waterville, Maine on January 31, 1958, the son of Edward and Mary Elias. He graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield and the University of South Florida in Tampa with a major in geography. \r\n\r\nFor the next 20 years William worked as an on-air meteorologist in Florida, at the Weather Channel in Atlanta, for ABC News in Philadelphia and NBC News in Corpus Christi, TX. He won two regional Emmy awards while working in Philadelphia. William was a member of the National Weather Association, and he was certified by the American Meteorological Association.\r\n\r\nIn later years, William worked as a certified personal trainer in Miami. While in Miami, he ran the voting polls in South Beach for many years. About two years ago, he returned to Fairfield to care for his elderly mother, Mary.\r\n\r\nHe is predeceased by his father Edward. \r\n\r\nWilliam is survived by his 96-year-old mother Mary; his sister Shirley Elias Ezzy and her husband, George of Augusta, and her children, Paul Ezzy of Boston, Jennifer and her husband Kevin Charette of Manchester, and Julie and her husband Jeremy Payne of Manchester, and their children, Katie, Emily, and Ashley; he is also survived by his sister Lana MacKnight and her husband Steve of Vero Beach, FL.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, in Fairfield from 3 to 6 p.m. A Liturgy of the Faithful Departed will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Maronite Church in Waterville. Interment will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Waterville at a later date. \r\n\r\nBilly will be deeply missed by family and friends.