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Italo “Bill” Ambrosi passed away peacefully on November 23, 2016. He shared 95 years of love and laughter with his family.
Born in Carisolo, Italy to the late Guido and Mary, Bill was the oldest of five boys. In 1932 at the young age of eleven, he traveled by boat to America by himself. As a young man, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served this country during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the Bronx and to his sweetheart Irene and the couple were married and started a family of their own, raising three sons. In 1951, they moved to Denville and Bill started his business, Master Grinding Service. He ran a successful business for many years, retiring in 1986. At that time, he relocated to Pennslyvania and later found his way back to New Jersy in 2003. He was a good golfer, had a hole in one and loved the game. He played cards daily and had a group of poker buddies. He was the patriarch of this family and loved spending time with all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Irene and his brothers, Gus and Dino, he leaves happy memories to his sons, Raymond (Patty), Thomas (Susan) and John (Renee); grandchildren, Jennifer, Leigh Ann, Dana, Derek, Kristen and John; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Nick (Cythina) and Remo (Erma); sister-in-law, Connie; dear friends, Ed Lucciola and Fay Werth; and many more relatives, friends and caretakers.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, November 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 15 Myers Ave., Denville. Interment followed at Denville Cemetery. Visiting hours were held on November 27, at the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville.
In his memory, we ask you to consider a donation to the Denville Food Pantry, 1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville, NJ 07834 during this season of Thanksgiving.
To share memories with his family, please go to www.normandean.com.
Published on  November 30, 2016
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