Bill DePiano

Obituary of Bill Angelo DePiano

Bill DePiano, a resident of Burlington for 45 years, passed away at the Lexington Health Care Center on Tuesday afternoon December 26, 2006. The husband of Dorothy (Gallagher), he was 84 years old. Bill was born and raised in Everett. He was the son of the late Patrick and Louise DePiano. After graduating from Everett High School he went on to further his education receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeastern University. Bill was a veteran of World War II serving his country in the United States Army Air Force where he achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. While in the service he was a Navigator and he was interned in Switzerland. He saw extensive action in Europe and his plane was shot down while in combat. Bill was the recipient of the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. Bill was employed as a Chemical Engineer. He retired from Borden and Remington Corp. where he worked for 15 years. He had a great work ethic and did not retire until he was in his mid-seventies. Bill worked in sales and covered a territory throughout New England. He developed many great relationships with his customers. He as also employed at Howe and French Co. for a number of years. Bill enjoyed sports most especially the red sox. Bill is the beloved husband of Dorothy (Gallagher). He is the loving father of Thomas DePiano & his wife JoAnn of San Diego, CA, Susan & her husband Bill Breslin of Westford, and Billy DePiano of Burlington. He is the brother of Norma DePiano of Medford and Phyllis Mongiovi of Medford. He is the grandfather of Riley and Tyler DePiano of San Diego and Jeff and Kate Breslin of Westford. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 8 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
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