CALLAGHAN--William, Chairman of Sterling Possessions/Thistle & Bee, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in New York after a brief illness. He was 70 years old. Born in the Bronx, Bill graduated from Fordham Prep and Fordham University and received his Master's of Business degree from New York University
. In 1987, Bill co-founded Sterling Possessions/ Thistle & Bee, a fine sterling silver jewelry, giftware and clothing manufacturing concern with offices in New York, Florence, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Bill took great pride in Thistle & Bee, the firm's signature silver brand, and the extensive private label business through Sterling Possessions, LLC. Bill leaves behind his many relatives, business associates and cherished, long-time friends. He also leaves his nephew, William Castagna and his business partner of 26 years, Richard Castagna. A Memorial Reception will be held at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Thursday, October 24th from 6pm8:30pm, with a Prayer Service at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Children's Aid Society of New York.