William Duckworth (September 05, 1954 - November 05, 2023)

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William Duckworth
  • September 05, 1954
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  • November 05, 2023

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Bill “Ducky” Duckworth, age 69, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

 

A private family service was held Wednesday, November 8, 2023 in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

Bill was born September 5, 1954 in Dover, New Jersey, a son of the late Elmer Duckworth and Clara, nee Sankovet.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers-in-law John Mauretto and Bob Ewing, nephew Scott Warfield. And his best buddy, Jake “The Dawg”.

 

Surviving are his wife Vanessa, and children William J Duckworth (Nichole), Christina Duckworth, Michelle Gaddy, Josh Gray (Valerie), Jason Gray, Jessica Arthur. His siblings Donna Duckworth, Gail Mauretto, Bonnie Duckworth and his favorite and only brother Skip Duckworth (Sally). He was a proud pop-pop of Daisy, Daphne, Erik, AshleeAnn, Steven, Nathan, Raelynn, Rakim and Kira and his great grandchildren Xander, Thomas Jr. and Tucker and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Bill was employed by M.Davis & Sons for 34 years and retired as a project manager.

He lived many years in North East, Maryland boating on the Chesapeake Bay. He enjoyed his retired life in Fort Myers Beach, Florida with his friends and family at Bayside Estates.

 

He was an avid boater, fisherman, hunter and classic car enthusiast.

Bill was a proud member of the VFW Auxiliary post 10097. The Sons of the American Legion post 274. Bayside Estates Men’s club. Bayside Estate Architectural Committee. He was also the Toastman for the VFW Sunday breakfast crew.

 

Bill is going to be greatly missed by family and friends.

 

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the VFW Post 10097 Fort Myers Beach, Florida to assist with the hurricane Ian recovery efforts of the post.

Address: 17770 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931


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  1. Cheryl Glaub says:
    11 Nov 2023
    Bill you left us way too early my friend. RIP and know that Vanessa will be surrounded by many friends showering her with love and prayers. Until we meet again.

  2. bonnie duckworth says:
    11 Nov 2023
    Billy taught me how to drive a stick shift in the fields of NJ. He also taught me how to shoot a shotgun, but I just couldn't hit those little clay things like he did. I may be biased, as his sister, but I think he always had an innocent childlike smile. Goodbye Billy. I miss you alot.

  3. bonnie duckworth lit a candle:
    11 Nov 2023
    Lit since November 11, 2023 at 11:54:14 PM

  4. Patti Maloney says:
    11 Nov 2023
    I will always remember your hard work on all the projects as we sold so many homes together. Your sense of humor was invaluable. You will be missed by so many. Thank you for your friendship !!
    Patti “ Asset” Maloney

  5. Donnie Warfield says:
    10 Nov 2023
    My heart felt prayers go out to Bills family. RIP brother, I will never forget you. May GOD love you.

  6. Susan Williams says:
    10 Nov 2023
    I miss you Spider-Man. You will always have a piece of my heart. You are truly loved. Until we meet again…

    Suzie Boozie

  7. Cynthia Palilonis says:
    10 Nov 2023
    Bill
    You will be dearly missed my friend! We love you and Vanessa. ❤️
    Lou hoo and Esquire

  8. Sheila Boushek says:
    09 Nov 2023
    Bill you left us way to early! Rick and I loved you man!! We will take good care of
    Vanessa here in Bayside.
    RIP dear friend ❣️

  9. Roger A Herron says:
    09 Nov 2023
    Rest in Peace, my friend

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