William Anthony Ortolani
William Anthony Ortolani
  • July 3, 1943 - September 11, 2017
  • Terrell, Texas

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William “Bill” Anthony Ortolani passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Terrell, Texas at the age of 74. He was born to William & Carmela Ortolani in Detroit, Michigan.

For the first half of his career Bill was a contractor. He later built Terrell Lawnmower Repair with the help of his wife Jenna that they successfully ran for over 25 years. He was an avid camper, fisherman, & loved traveling over the years with his wife Jenna. He also enjoyed working & relaxing in his yard and woodworking.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Jenna Ortolani; & parents, William & Carmela Ortolani. He is survived by his brother & sisters, Rose Moore & husband Frank, John Ortolani & wife Charlotte, Jean Allman & husband James, & Vicky Ortolani-Arnett & husband Jim; sons, Bill Ortolani Jr. & wife Kim; & Robert Ortolani & wife Shelly; best friend, Cecil Cathey; & extended family-in-laws & friends to cherish his memory.

Visitation will be held at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell, TX on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Graveside service will also be on Satuday, September 16, 2017 at Campground Cemetery in Poetry, TX at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The American Lung Association & The Cancer Society in Bill’s memory. You may leave condolences for the family at www.andersonclaytonterrell.com.