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William A “Bill” Lauria, 84, of Piscataway, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, at RWJUH in New Brunswick, with his loving family by his side. Born in Plainfield, he was the only son of the late Anthony and Elsie (Fritz) Lauria.
After graduating from North Plainfield High School, Bill served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was an auto mechanic, and was the owner of City Service Station in Dunellen, and later owned Bill’s Garage in Piscataway. He was a charter member of the Piscataway Elks, was an avid bowler, and a member of several different hunting clubs. He loved the beach, loved to fish and antique cars. In later years, Bill embraced his role as devoted grandfather, and Poppy took those duties seriously. He was always there for every event all 10 of his grandchildren were involved in. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Viola “Becky” (Kenzel) Lauria. He is also survived by his loving children: son William and wife Patricia of Middlesex; daughter Kim Turlip and husband Jeff of Ocean Grove; daughter Kelly Clarida and husband Thomas of Bound Brook. Poppy is also survived by his 10 cherished grandchildren: Matthew Turlip and fiancé Maeve Evans, Justin and Rebecca Turlip; Kelsey and husband J.R. Licato, Katie and Amy Lauria; and Jordan, Taylor, Skylar, and Parker Clarida, as well as by his step brother, Richard Fritz.
Friends may visit the family on Monday, May 21 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Sheenan Funeral Home, 233 Dunellen Ave in Dunellen. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 7:45pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the American Heart Association at www.Heart.org or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html