William DeNovio
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William DeNovio

Saturday, April 4th, 1925 - Friday, February 21st, 2020


William DeNovio,94, passed away on Friday February 21st at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home, Schenectady, NY.

Born and educated in Rotterdam, William was the son of the late Carmine and Margaret (DeSimone) DeNovio. A graduate of Draper High School, Bill served with the United States Navy during World War II.

A former inspector for the Watervliet Arsenal for over 20 years, William was also a realtor for Doreen Ross Realty for 20 years. A member of St John the Evangelist Church, the D.A.V and VFW Post 1895, He was also a former usher at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years Gladys L. (Strang) DeNovio, William was also predeceased by his 4 brothers, Dominic, Lawrence and Joseph DeNofio and Carl DeNovio and 6 sisters, Mary Mastin, Antoinette Santo, Adelaide Tiscione, Ann Urban, Gloria Campochiaro and Irene Quarneri.

Bill is survived by his beloved children; Sharon Sheehan (Robert) of Rotterdam, William DeNovio II (Connie) of Rotterdam and Bradley DeNovio (Kimberley) of Guilderland, his 9 grandchildren,12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Bill's family would like to thank Kingsway Arms Nursing Home for the wonderful care for there father especially Pattycake, Michele,Nyiah,Tina,Blondie and all the Linda's.

A visitation will be held on Monday evening February 24th from 6 to 8 pm at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY. Services will be held on Tuesday morning February 25th at 10:15 am at the funeral home, followed at 11 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 802 Union Street, Schenectady, NY where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.

Interment will be in St. Cyril’s Cemetery in Rotterdam.

Contributions may be made in William’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    Monday, February 24th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. John the Evangeliist Church
    802 Union Street
    Schenectady, NY
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
    Rev. Richard Carlino
  • Interment

    St. Cyril and Method Cemetery
    Duanesburg Road
    Rotterdam, NY

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Kevin Porter

My condolences to the DeNovio family. Very sorry Brad.
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Shannon Richards

My condolences on the passing of Mr. DeNovio.
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Patty MacDormand

Brad, my deepest condolences to you and your families. His memories will last forever. I remember him helping me find my first house! He will be forever in your hearts....
Patty and Dave MacDormand and Family
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