David T. Ferguson Funeral Home

20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY


William Estela

August 30, 1936July 18, 2020

William Estela of Campbell Hall, NY entered into eternal rest on July 18, 2020 at home after a long battle with cancer surrounded by his wife Blanca Elena, children, many dear family members and friends. He was 83 years old. The son of the late Luis Estela and Eulalia Rodriguez.

William was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on August 30, 1936. William was married to his loving wife Blanca Elena Mendoza-Estela. William was a retired Chef from Jewish Home and Hospital for the aged for 40 years. William graduated from City College and received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Sociology. He was an avid reader, black belt in karate, loved to play the guitar, gardening, nature and music. One of his favorites Frank Sinatra, “My Way” and he loved two loving dogs Princess and Suzzy.

William was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife Blanca Elena Mendoza-Estela, his children: Wilma and husband Fernando Vayona of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Liccette and husband Melido of Brooklyn, NY, Jeanette and husband Elias of Bronx, NY, Jacquelin Estela of Cabo Rojo, P.R., Angelo Baque of Queens, NY, and Ingrid Baque of Blooming Grove, NY. His Brothers Julio Estela and wife Minerva of Aguada, P.R. , Valentine Estela of Aguada, P.R. , Luis Estela and wife Jessica of Hialeah, FL, his Sisters Luz Maria Santana of Brooklyn, NY, Aida Santos of Brooklyn, NY, pre-deceased by Gilbert, Luis, Ines and Lydia. His grandchildren Jorrell, Matthew, Natalina, Gritchel, Mark, Elisha, Eliezel, David, James, Edwin, Robert Jr, Lisa, Jelitza(deceased) , Karina, Gio Maximus and Caesar. Along with many nieces and nephews. Sister-in-laws: Maria Moreira and husband Manuel, Beatriz Mendoza, Brother-in-laws: Galo Mendoza and wife Blanquita, Jorge Mendoza and wife Ileana, Jose Mendoza and wife Ingrid.

Visitation will be Thursday 7/23/2020 2-4 & 6-9pm at David T Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 7/24/2020 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, New York. William will be laid to rest in Campbell Hall, NY at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.davidtfergusonfh.com


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Burial Following Funeral Mass

    Friday, July 24, 2020


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Sharlene Wheeler

July 20, 2020

Blanca, My thoughts and prayers are with you! May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories that you and Willie had together. Your love you had for one another was unconditional and never-ending. Heaven has gained another angel and he us watching over you! Sharlene

Tom & Iris

July 20, 2020


You were always kind, easygoing, and eager to give a helping hand.

You greeted us with a smile and a joke.

Your family loved you very much.

We will all miss you!


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