OBITUARY: William J. Eldredge, Sr., 74

WILMINGTON, MA — William J. Eldredge, Sr., also known as “Billy Ice Cream” to many family members and friends, passed away peacefully at his home April 10, 2019 following a lengthy illness. He was 74 years of age. Born in Boston he was the son of the late Carney and Bertha (Johnson) Koresian.

Bill was raised and educated in Boston and was a graduate of Boston English High school. He worked for many years in the vending and restaurant businesses and was the owner of Little Steve’s House of Pizza which was located in Boston’s Back Bay on Boylston St. for more than thirty-seven years. When not working Bill enjoyed traveling and throughout his life he traveled all over the world spending much time in Africa. He cherished time with his family and also enjoyed dining out. He will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by his children; William Eldredge, Jr. and his fiancée Shirley Roderick of Salisbury, John Eldredge of Wilmington and his fiancée Rosanne DelVecchio of Dracut, Steven Eldredge and his wife Kim of Pelham, NH. Loving grandfather of William Eldredge III, Tara Rose Buczynski, Nicholas, Brianna and Kyle Eldredge, Jennifer Feranec, Brianna Roderick, Nicole Skelton, and Danielle Ranucci. Also survived by four loving great grandchildren. Brother of Freddy Eldredge and his wife Linda of North Carolina, and the late Phyllis Hustus. Further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to gather for calling hours at the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 374 Main St., WILMINGTON, Wednesday, April 17th, from 4 to 7 p.m. concluding with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. Interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., Boston Office, 330 Congress St. 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Dello Russo Funeral Home.)

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