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William Thaller
  • October 12, 1953
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  • July 23, 2019

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Ft. Myers, FL. – William (Bill) Nicholas Thaller, born October 12, 1953, in Niantic, CT, passed peacefully on July 23, 2019, after a brief illness.

Bill attended Johnson & Whales University in RI where he learned his impressive cooking skills which were continually enjoyed by his friends and family.  He was also a great lover of music and played for many years with his band, Exit 72.  For the past six years, Bill resided in Ft. Myers, Florida with his wife Judy where he could always have his feet in the sand and enjoy his dream job as a park ranger at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.

Bill leaves behind his wife Judith Thaller (Blake), Son Shawn (Cody) Thaller, Daughter Stephanie (Jason) Capasso, Step-children John and Alexis (Michael) Castelli, Grandson Sylas William Thaller, Sister Kathy (Peter) Hill, Nieces Heather (Brian) St. Onge & Kirsten (Joseph) Hill, former wife Susanne DeLuca, in addition to a large extended family and many longtime friends. Predeceased by his parents Maureen & Joseph Thaller and his brother Joseph Thaller.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park”.


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  1. Kevin Leary & family lit a candle:
    25 Sep 2019
    Lit since September 25, 2019 at 9:23:52 PM

  2. Kevin Leary & family says:
    25 Sep 2019
    RIP Billy, shocked to hear of Bills passing. Kevin & Bill were childhood friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Norman & Diane Barry lit a candle:
    15 Aug 2019
    Lit since August 15, 2019 at 8:34:35 PM

  4. barb & joe keefe says:
    15 Aug 2019
    we will sadly but fondly cherish the memories of bill's humor and banter at the patriots fan club gatherings to watch games @ buster's in ft.myers, missing U, R I P bill T

  5. Wally & Jacquie Lucas lit a candle:
    30 Jul 2019
    Lit since July 30, 2019 at 7:46:55 PM

  6. Wally & Jacquie Lucas lit a candle:
    30 Jul 2019
    Lit since July 30, 2019 at 7:44:48 PM

  7. Bruce Bentley says:
    30 Jul 2019
    Very sad to learn of Bill’s passing. He was a great guy who always had an interesting take on things. He made an interesting path through life. I have not seen him in a decade or two but I feel a great loss.

    RIP Old friend.

  8. Dale Wadsworth Goulekas says:
    30 Jul 2019
    This is such a terrible loss. Bill was such a great guy. Sincere condolences to Judy and the rest of Bill's family.

  9. Bert Brouillier says:
    29 Jul 2019
    Billy was a very good person and freind. Will be missed very much. What a terrible loss to everyone who knew him. The nicest person you ever want to meet.

  10. Jackie says:
    29 Jul 2019
    Bill I have so many fond childhood memories with you. My heart is heavy and thoughts with your family and friends.

  11. Lew Bull says:
    28 Jul 2019
    I miss you already

  12. Melly (Frederick) Higham says:
    27 Jul 2019
    So sorry to hear of this terrible loss. He will be missed very much. Great times through high school to Burke’s Tavern. All my blessings to his entire family and anyone who got to know him.

  13. Melly (Frederick) Higham says:
    27 Jul 2019
    Will always remember the fun times from high school right through Burke’s Tavern. So shocked to hear of this great loss. Love to all of his family.

  14. Kathy Foster says:
    27 Jul 2019
    On behalf of the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, we are in shock about the sudden passing of Bill.
    He was a friendly face at the ranger station and was a wonderful Santa Claus at our December 2018 Seashells and Santa event. He made the children feel so comfortable and he was so kind to each child. We send our sympathy to his family. Thank you for designating the Friends (non profit) organization for donations in lieu of flowers. He would love it, I believe. Bill was always supportive of our efforts.

  15. Kurt Janecek says:
    27 Jul 2019
    Went to school with brother Joe and knew Bill for many years. Sad to hear of his passing.

  16. Cheryl McCarthy says:
    27 Jul 2019
    It was always fun watching Bill and Lew and Don at the open mics
    It was where you could always find Bob on a Sunday night jamming with him.
    Prayers for the family and friends

  17. Mary DiPietro says:
    27 Jul 2019
    Remembering all the fun, great times I had with Bill at East Lyme high school Class of 1972!! You will be so truly missed at our next reunion. Especially with you and Lew Bull playing your tunes for us!!! My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Judith and the entire Thaller Family.

    Sincerely,
    Mary Elizabeth (Walker) DiPietro

  18. Sharron mathieu says:
    27 Jul 2019
    So sorry about Bill, my heart goes out to Judy and the rest of his wonderful family

  19. Mike & Donna Fedors says:
    27 Jul 2019
    So saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. Sending our love & prayers to the family. Hoping that your beautiful memories will help comfort you. A piece of Bill will reside within you all forever...he will be missed greatly.

  20. Atul Shah says:
    27 Jul 2019
    I was saddened to read the news this morning of Bill’s passing. My condolences to Judy and the rest of Bill’s family. We had some fun times in “Exit 72”.

  21. Mike McCourt says:
    26 Jul 2019
    Remembering all the fun times during family gatherings where Bill’s smile and wit made our time together so much more special. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Dieter and Angela Meier says:
    26 Jul 2019
    Judy and family,

    We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed in our condo community.

  23. Terry Nowak says:
    26 Jul 2019
    Rest in piece, Billy T. It was great working with you at Wiggins Pass...

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