Salem, NH — William A. “Papa” and “Big Bill” DePardo, 74, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Holy Family Hospital with family by his side.
Bill was born in Hartford, Ct., October 27, 1938 and was a resident of Methuen for the greater part of his life. He was born the son of Valentine W. and Anne (Greco) DeMarco and was a 1957 graduate of Tenney High School and Northern Essex Community College.
He served his country in the United States Navy.
Mr. DePardo was very involved in the Methuen community. He was a member of the Zoning Board, School Committee member and chairman, proprietor of Billy D’s Restaurant, the owner of DePardo’s Furniture, a founding member of Methuen Youth Hockey, and served on the Methuen Police Force. He was active in local politics for many years. Bill was Vice President of Technical Aid Corp., and presently worked for Eagle Investigations.
Bill enjoyed time spent with late friend, Ronnie Ford, on the “Hotline” talk show, Radio 800 WCCM. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Priscilla (DePari) DePardo; sons, William DePardo and his wife, Paula, and Robert DePardo and his wife, Kim; grandchildren, Ashley and Joseph; and a great-grandson, Aiden.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Monica’s Church in Methuen.
Friends will be warmly received on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Hemophilia Association, 347 Washington St., Suite 402, Dedham, MA 02026.
For online condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.
The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the DePardo Family.