William C. Connors, 76, of Freehold died Nov. 23  at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Hudson, N.Y., he lived in Middletown for 32 years before moving to Freehold two years ago. He was a national sales manager for the National Distillers & Chemical Corp., New York City, where he was employed for 36 years, retiring 13 years ago. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Raider Association; the U.S. Marine 6th Division Association; American Legion Post No. 168, Red Bank; a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6712, Massachusetts; a life member of Disabled American Veterans; and a member of Cpl. Philip A. Reynolds Detachment Marine Corps League, Freehold. He was a member of the Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands; a past exalted ruler, Elks Lodge No. 233, Red Bank; a member of the Happy Days String Band; and a musician with Sal Michael’s Music Makers. He was also a part-time employee of Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three sons and a daughter-in-law, James Connors of Boynton Beach, Fla., William and Lori Connors of Lakeworth, Fla., and William Mergner of Readers, Pa.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jane and Eric Atherton of Middletown, and Maureen Stewart of Middletown; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown. Memorial donations may be made to Red Bank Elks No. 233, 40 W. Front St., Red Bank 07701.