December 19, 1950 - October 22, 2018
Bill Durante resided with his wife, high school sweetheart and girl across the street, Mary Pat Brooks Durante, in St. George Utah. Bill passed away on October 22nd, 2018 at the age of 67. He was born December 19th, 1950 in Tampa, Florida to his loving parents “Bill” Louis William Durante I and Edythe Lucille Friedel Durante. Bill moved at age 4 from Tampa to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he was raised through school. He attended Ross Elementary, Johnson Junior High and East High School. He then graduated with an associate in Applied Science from Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. After school Bill and Mary never stayed in one place for too long. After leaving Cheyenne they lived their lives in many places starting with Sequim, Washington and on to Mesa, Arizona, then Sheridan, Wyoming and Reno, Nevada before going back to Wyoming and living in Dayton and Ranchester and once again back to Peoria, Arizona then finally ending up in St. George, Utah. Bill lived a selfless life, devoted to family, friends and His Father in Heaven. Bill and Mary joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4th, 1977. Bill and Mary were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple on August 3rd, 1978. Together, with a servant heart and a humble example, they served many church service missions and lead many to come unto Christ. Because Bill was filled with an entrepreneurial spirit he never sat still. Bill and Mary always worked together in all they did. A few endeavors they embarked on were; A Subway Franchise, Cowboy/Rancher, Hay Business, Contractor/Construction, E-Commerce, and lastly, with his years of knowledge, Bill was mentoring and coaching new business owners grow their businesses and themselves personally. Being a boy in Wyoming, Bill enjoyed hunting with his Dad. Bill never grew out of it and enjoyed being a boy hunting in the mountains whenever the opportunity arose. He also loved to cook, camp, ride motorcycles and always loved hugging and loving on people. Preceded in death by his Dad, “Bill” Louis William Durante I. Survived By: Wife - Mary Pat Brooks Durante Son – “Bill” Louis William Durante III – wife, Shaunna Leen Pierson Durante – children: “Will” Louis William Durante IV, Nikenna Sariah Durante, Joshua Dane Durante, Rachel Malia Durante Daughter – Jennifer Dawn Durante Krispin – husband, Daniel Llewellyn Krispin – children: Brooke Norine Riley Vidal, and Joshua Alexander Vidal, Jacob William Riley, Jayden Daniel Krispin, Luke Merrill Krispin, Spencer Allan Krispin Mother – Edythe Lucille Durante Sister – Sharon Kay Durante Pughe – husband, Edward Lawrence Pughe – children: Lisa Kay Pughe Finn, Terry Lawrence Pughe, Holly Ann Pughe Goss, Lawrence Edward Pughe, Stephen Cody Pughe A viewing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11, located at the Green Valley 5th Ward Chapel, 124 N. Valley View Dr., St. George, UT. In lieu of flowers, please call Serenity Funeral Home to donate to Bill’s family and services: 435-986-2085.
Bill Durante resided with his wife, high school sweetheart and girl across the street, Mary Pat Brooks Durante, in St. George Utah. Bill passed away on October 22nd, 2018 at the age of 67. He was born December 19th, 1950 in Tampa, Florida... View Obituary & Service Information
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