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William J. Querriera Sr., 93, of New Castle passed away the morning of Friday, March 3, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on Dec. 24, 1923, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose Pallott Querriera.
He also was preceded in death by his wife, the former Regina Sylvester, who passed away on Oct. 10, 2009.
William retired from his job as a clerk for the United States Postal Service.
He also served his country as a member of the Army during World War II, where he earned distinguished service medals.
William enjoyed gardening, making wine and brandy, and bowling, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends.
William is survived by his children, William Querriera Jr., Joseph Querriera, Ronald Querriera and his wife, Robin, all of New Castle, Richard Querriera and his wife, Barb, of Cranberry Township, and David Querriera, Patricia Miller and Rosemary Bonelli and her husband, Gary, all of New Castle; his brother, James Querriera of Covina, California; his sister, Josephine DeMatteis of New Castle; his grandchildren, Austin and Maria Querriera, Jennifer and Ryan Miller, Chris Querriera, Randy and Crista Querriera, Monica Querriera, Adrianna and George Sperdute, and Gabriella Bonelli; and his great-grandchild, Dominico Fanno.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Cioffi, Ann Cefalo and Roseann McCree; and his brother, Frank Querriera.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vitus Church, officiated by the Rev. Frank Almade.
Interment will take place in St. Vitus Cemetery.
The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on March 3, 2017
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