William J. Mignucci, Sr., on July 29, 2021, of Glassboro, NJ; formerly of Phila., PA. Age 82.
Beloved husband of 58 years to Theresa (nee Di Bruno). Devoted father of Denise Sabelli (John) and Bill Mignucci, Jr. (Karen). Loving Poppie of Giovanni, Matthew, Nicholas, Francesca, and Alexandria. Dear brother of Emilio and the late Phyllis Wood. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bill, Sr. proudly served with the US Navy. He retired from General Electric after 35 years as an Executive of Production Control. Bill, Sr. was an advisor and mentor to his son and nephews with the family business, Di Bruno Bros., which was founded by his father-in-law Danny and uncle Joe Di Bruno. His proudest role was being the patriarch of his family. He was known for his large spirit, generosity and unconditional love for family and friends. He enjoyed going to the casinos, vacationing, and debating business and politics.
There will be a viewing from 5pm to 8pm Sunday and from 9am to 10am Monday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 11am Monday at Church of the Holy Family, 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell, NJ 08080.
Entombment Calvary Mausoleum, Cherry Hill.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill Sr.'s memory to Church of the Holy Family at the address above.
"Much love to you dear Theresa and family. We will always remember and love Bill for his generous heart and the love and blessings he gave to his family and ours. Our girls still watch our wedding video and we showed them a few weeks ago what great dancers you and Bill are!!!!, along with Mike's mom and dad, and the senior DiGangi's and Abruzzo's. Something our generation never learned! And Mike shows the girls his videos from his trip to Italy with his mom, you and Bill in 2000, right before we were married. And we will never forget all of your prayers for our Baby Elizabeth. You will be in our prayers and thoughts today and always. Much love, Michael, Carolyn, Mary and Emily (McGuire)"
"The relationship between a father and a son is surely the most important determinant of the man the boy becomes. So, while I never had the honor of knowing Bill Mignucci Sr, I may know him a bit by having the distinction of knowing is son, Billy.
Fathering makes a man (whatever his standing in the eyes of the world) feel strong and good and important, just as he makes his son feel loved and valued. In this regard Bill Mignucci Sr must have been a prince of a man, as reflected in the life of his son, Billy Jr. My wife, Patricia, and I will remember Mr. Mignucci in our thoughts and prayers.