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William Lawrence Cahill, Jr.
  • November 06, 1938
  • -
  • March 09, 2021

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William Lawrence Cahill, Jr. better known as Bill or Barnacle Bill peacefully passed on March 9, 2021. He was the first of five born to Elizabeth and William Cahill of Midtown Manhattan on November 6, 1938. They moved to Astoria, Queens in 1940 and then relocated in 1953 to Huntington, Long Island. He was a drummer in the
Marching Band at Simpson, High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955. He served aboard air craft carriers, USS Forrestal, USS Intrepid and USS Independence to
several overseas countries. Bill met the love of his life Lillian Passamonte in 1958. Bill was honorably discharged in 1959 from the Navy and held various jobs including
North American Aviation and Con Edison. In 1963, Bill married Lillian and moved to Farmingville, Long Island where they had two children, Jeff & Linda. Bill dedicated 40 years to Brookhaven National Laboratory as an Electrical Engineer and retired in 2000. Bill & Lillian retired to Oak Run in Ocala, Florida in 2004. Bill was an avid drummer since the age of 14. He played countless gigs all thru Long Island and Marion County, Florida. He especially enjoyed playing with Ocala Jazz to raise funds for Marion County Hospice. Among other hobbies he loved playing golf. He was very proud of his Hole in One. Bill also adored and treasured the time he spent with his only grandchild Kieran.
He is survived by his wife Lillian, children Jeff & Linda and grandson Kieran. Also his four siblings, Robert, Patricia, Lorraine and Maureen, nieces and nephews.


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  1. Joe Carbonaro lit a candle:
    17 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 17, 2021 at 3:21:43 PM

  2. Joe Carbonaro says:
    17 Mar 2021
    To the Cahill Family,

    May your many good memories help you through your difficult times. As a fellow BNLer, I had the pleasure of golfing with Bill, and I will always remember our times sneaking on Middle Island at dawn to play nine holes before work and like two kids our last time when we got caught! We laughed like children! I will cherish our friendship and only be glad he is no longer suffering. RIP Bill

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    Lit since March 16, 2021 at 3:38:33 AM

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    16 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 16, 2021 at 3:42:46 AM

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  19. Rich and Eileen Green says:
    15 Mar 2021
    Wonderful memories of the long years we have been friends. Bill was a true gentleman and will be terribly missed.

  20. Loving wife lit a candle:
    15 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 15, 2021 at 3:33:40 PM

  21. Linda xo lit a candle:
    15 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 15, 2021 at 3:32:23 PM

  22. Edward Gill says:
    15 Mar 2021
    Thank Lillian , I will keep my prays for Bill and your family.
    I will always remember Bill he was a great guy and good father.
    Ed Gill

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