Stepping Stones Foundation

Bill W.’s Family

The photo features Bill’s sister Dorothy, his mother Emily, Bill, his grandparents and great grandmother.

Bill’s early years were difficult. Following his parent’s divorce when Bill was a pre-teen boy, he and his sister Dorothy were raised by their maternal grandparents in East Dorset, Vermont. Bill became especially close with his grandfather.

“Fayette Griffith, a man of honor and a man of quiet faith, was to become the most important person in Bill Wilson’s young life.” -Robert Thomsen, Bill W.