William “Bill” Charles Arpaia, 67, of Murrells Inlet, SC, formerly of Cheshire, CT, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was born December 29, 1950 in New Haven, CT.
He is preceded in death by his father, Vincent C. Arpaia.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty five years, Janice Gerosa Arpaia of Murrells Inlet, SC; two children, Frances Arpaia of Brooklyn, NY and Elizabeth Arpaia (Dan Warhola) of Newington, CT; mother, Mary C. Arpaia of Sun City, FL; four brothers, Laurence Arpaia (Bina Maini) of Maberly, Ontario, Canada, Ronald Arpaia (Sally) of Branford, CT, Chris Arpaia (Wendy) of South Lake, TX and Carl Arpaia of Branford, CT; sister-in-laws, Mary (Gerosa) and husband Edward Huydic of Fairfield, CT and Sandra Gerosa of Southbury, CT. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews.
Bill enjoyed golfing and was quite proud of the two holes in one he made over his years playing the sport. Upon retirement he added boating, fishing and gardening to his list of hobbies.
While living in Connecticut Bill was employed as a Librarian/Media Specialist with the State Vocational Technical School System. He worked at Wilcox Technical School in Meriden, where he was also a Union Representative there. He also taught at Platt Tech in Milford, CT and Eli Whitney Technical School in Hamden.
A celebration of William’s life will be held 10:00AM Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 542 Cypress Avenue, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Inurnment will take place in the church columbarium at a later date.
The family requests that memorial contributions in Bill’s name to St. Michael Catholic Church, 542 Cypress Avenue, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.
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Great memories of walking into the Media Center at Wilcox Tech, seeing Will's smiling face and listening to his stories about life.
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