Emanuel “Bill” Abbruzzese, 79 of Wilmington passed away August 15, 2009 at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.
Bill was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 16, 1930 to Michele Abbruzzese of Forenza, Italy and Antoinette Fiore Abbruzzese of Pittsburgh, PA who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, his wife Genora (Cowan) Abbruzzese, an infant child and brother Anthony Abbruzzese preceded him in death.
He is survived by his brothers Ted Abbruzzese of Jupiter, FL. and Etowah, NC. and Michele Abbruzzese of Jupiter, FL, and Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.
Bill graduated from Wayne State University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. He was employed by General Motors and Ford in Detroit, MI and Martin Marietta in Denver, Co. He was a veteran of the US Navy.
A memorial service will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Masonboro Baptist Church where his remains will be interred.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099