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

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

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

  4. 15 Aug 2019
    barb & joe keefe says:
    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. 30 Jul 2019
    Wally & Jacquie Lucas lit a candle:
    Lit since July 30, 2019 at 7:46:55 PM

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

  7. 30 Jul 2019
    Bruce Bentley says:
    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. 30 Jul 2019
    Dale Wadsworth Goulekas says:
    This is such a terrible loss. Bill was such a great guy. Sincere condolences to Judy and the rest of Bill's family.

  9. 29 Jul 2019
    Bert Brouillier says:
    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. 29 Jul 2019
    Jackie says:
    Bill I have so many fond childhood memories with you. My heart is heavy and thoughts with your family and friends.

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

  12. 27 Jul 2019
    Melly (Frederick) Higham says:
    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. 27 Jul 2019
    Melly (Frederick) Higham says:
    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. 27 Jul 2019
    Kathy Foster says:
    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. 27 Jul 2019
    Kurt Janecek says:
    Went to school with brother Joe and knew Bill for many years. Sad to hear of his passing.

  16. 27 Jul 2019
    Cheryl McCarthy says:
    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. 27 Jul 2019
    Mary DiPietro says:
    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.

    Mary Elizabeth (Walker) DiPietro

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

  19. 27 Jul 2019
    Mike & Donna Fedors says:
    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. 27 Jul 2019
    Atul Shah says:
    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. 26 Jul 2019
    Mike McCourt says:
    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. 26 Jul 2019
    Dieter and Angela Meier says:
    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. 26 Jul 2019
    Terry Nowak says:
    Rest in piece, Billy T. It was great working with you at Wiggins Pass...

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