William W. Mallory

August 31, 1932June 4, 2020

William W. Mallory (Bill), 87 of Largo, Florida passed away into God’s hands on June 4, 2020. Bill was the beloved husband of Shirley (Capozzi) Mallory for 62 years and was born August 31, 1932, in Bridgeport, CT. He was the son of the late Walter and Minerva (Hebert) Mallory. Originally from Bridgeport CT, he went to Warren Harding High School and started a career at Sikorsky Aircraft prior to his Military Service in the United States Army. After serving 2 years in Germany, he returned home and met the love of his life on December 17, 1955, where they started a very special love story. He helped at her parents store, Capozzi’s Supermarket and worked for Bridgeport Lumber Co. He loved music and was a musician that played the trumpet in many local dance bands and enjoyed playing the piano at home. Many people enjoyed hearing him play and Shirley especially loved to hear him play, “Tenderly”.

In 1977, the family moved to Ocala, Florida where he enjoyed the warm weather, year round golf, working out at the YMCA. He retired from UniFirst Corporation as a Marketing Representative and was proud to be the First Place winner in the 2005 UniFirst Invitational Golf Tournament. Along with music and golf he enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy. He enjoyed pastime activities like watching golf, boxing and the NY Giants, fishing, and taking many road trips. He was a member of the American Legion, and Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church and enjoyed being a part of the 2000 Renew.

Bill lovingly leaves behind in addition to his wife, his son, William W (Bill) Mallory II, his daughter, Kathy and her husband, David Hughes and his much-loved granddaughter, Dessylin Hughes. He is also survived by three nieces,Dana Manzi, Donna Bongiorno, and Linda Swetz as well as one nephew, George Trudell II and his sister-in-law, Rosemary Trudell. We can’t forget to mention Maggie, his loyal canine companion and his many close friends. Bill was predeceased by his parents; sister, Gloria Janosko, and nephew, Jeff Janosko.

Bill will be laid to rest at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL once graveside services can be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity in Bill's memory.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.


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Kathy Hicks

June 14, 2020

Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I remember what good friends you and Bill were with my sister Grace and brother-in-law Tom. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted by good memories.

Sergio and Joane Giannotta

June 13, 2020

I met Bill in 1982. Shirley and I met first. We were introduced by a mutual friend and co-worker of Shirley's. They worked at SunBank in downtown Ocala. My friends name was also Bill. I was looking to apply for a credit card and Bill introduced me to Shirley. We hit it off big time. She told me all about her and Bill. How they moved to Ocala from Bridgeport Ct. I worked just outside of Bridgeport in the town of Trumbull. We had a lot in common. Any way I was telling her about my new position as a sales mgr. for Interstate uniform so she asked if there were any openings. I explained i was getting ready to interview and please send him in. The rest was history. We became family in 1982. Bill and Shirley will always be in my thoughts and prayers. We love you Shirley. The pictures below are of one of the many trips we took together. These were taken in Acapulco Mexico.

Elaine & Bill Bissenden

June 10, 2020

Dear Shirley, William, Kathy, David and family, we send you our love, prayers and sympathy. Bill will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Jaclyn Rodriguez

June 10, 2020

I will always remember his kindness and the great love he had for his family and especially Shirley. I spent a summer with his family and those memories continue to bring a smile to my face. He had that effect on people though. Always making them smile. We will all miss him.

Mary Lou & Gary Trudell

June 10, 2020

Dear Shirley, Will, Kathy and Dess, our sincere condolences to u and your family on losing such a special member of your family. We always loved getting together to share Bridgeport stories and Gary enjoyed finding the chovv CB plate frosted lemon pie for Bill when u came over to visit❤️


June 10, 2020

Bill was a very special person. We had some wonderful times together as an extended family. He will be missed. Wished I could have made that pie for him that he always talked about.
Rest in peace.

Pam Blackhall

June 8, 2020

Dear Shirley, Kathy, Will, Dess and David,
Our hearts are breaking along with yours at this very sad time. Some of my earliest memories are of Bill and my Dad having fun. I loved to listen to his stories and in the later years, loved telling him all the things that changed in Bridgeport and watch his amazement.
Shirley, the love story that you and Bill shared is one you rarely see anymore. So genuine and beautiful. One we all could learn from.
We are here for you always, and love you all so very much.
Pam and Brett