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William (Bill) Baglivo Sr. passed away peacefully on August 23, 2019 with his daughter Nancy at his side and a host of special nurses from 5D at Christiana Hospital. The nurses at Christiana had become his family and they loved him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his son William Baglivo Jr, parents Adeline & William Baglivo, sister Mildred Tassone, brother Louis Baglivo, niece Adeline (Baglivo) Grasso and his first wife Dorothy Baglivo.
He is survived by his daughters Cindy (Bernard) Meyer of North Carolina and Nancy (David) Baglivo-Rees of Delaware, his aunt’s Rita (Baglivo) Sarao, Rose (Baglivo) Lacivito and sister in-law Mary Baglivo all of Hammonton NJ. He is also survived by his second wife Mary Petty and her family.
Bill was known as PupPup or Great PopPop Bill, and leaves behind 4 grandsons, Robert (Korin) Baglivo, Raun Baglivo-Rees, Dylan Baglivo-Rees, Andrew Meyer and 3 great grandsons Isaac Furtaw, Jakob Baglivo and Nathaniel Baglivo all of Delaware.
Bill was also affectionately known as “Uncle Billy” to his niece’s Patty (Tassone) Bernard, Linda Tassone , Betty Tassone -Ford, Rosemarie Tassone , Judi (Tassone) Campbell, Marylou (Baglivo) Triboletti and his nephew Jimmy Baglivo. He was the fun Uncle, the one to be silly with and make them laugh. He will always be remembered for his humor and young wild side. There are also a host of great and great –great nieces and nephews. Most if not all reside in Hammonton and the surrounding area.
Bill was born and raised in Hammonton NJ. He worked for a short time at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia where he learned many trades. He then worked in HVAC until he switched careers in 1984 and became a Registered Nurse. He enjoyed nursing and said that his hands had never been so clean. He began his nursing career at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House NJ where he worked in the ICU unit. He moved from NJ to Middletown Delaware in 1988 where he continued his nursing career at Kent General Hospital and then at Christiana Hospital in 1995. He retired from nursing in 2005 from Christiana Hospital in Newark DE. Bill had many stories from his time at Christiana Hospital and he so enjoyed telling how he rode the elevator with Bruce Willis. He was especially proud to have worked with the first Bone Marrow Transplant patients at Christiana Hospital on floor 6C.
He was a caring and compassionate individual and will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Burial will be private and no services will be held as these were his wishes.
Arrangements are by Faries Funeral Home and Crematorium.