William Siri

William Siri May 28, 1932 - June 5, 2014 MISHAWAKA - William Siri, 82, of Mishawaka, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. Bill was born in Mishawaka to Joseph and Sabina (Cerri) Siri. He was one of four sons. At the tender age of two months his mother passed away in July of 1932. His father passed away in June of 1972. Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rosalie; three sons, Raymond (Barbara) Siri and their family, Christine, David, Amber and Michael; Andrew (Brenda) Siri and their family, Matthew, Peter (Jessica), Grace, John, David, Stephen, Ben and Elisabeth; Richard (Linda) Siri and their family, Richard (Stacey), Noah, Micah, Rebekah, Scott (Staci), Abby, Nathan, Joe, Robert (Michelle), Ella, Morgan, Owen, Heather (Jason Six), Audrey, Layla, Julian, Nolan, Douglas (Jessica), Leland; one daughter, Janet Siri and her family, Jill (Adam Good), Lucas and Olivia. Bill was one of four sons. His brothers include, George (Betty) Siri, Louis (Pat) Siri and Julius Siri. Bill had a wonderful step-mother, Rosa Bruno Sobrero who brought a daughter, Angela (Sobrero) Trippel to the family. Bill attended St. Bavo School and graduated from Mishawaka High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and while in the Baltimore, Maryland, area he met Rosalie Doyle and they were married on June 1, 1951. After his discharge they came to the South Bend / Mishawaka area where they raised their children. Bill went to work at the Post Office where he held just about every job except mail carrier. In the 1970's he became Postmaster in Granger and then was Postmaster in Nappanee until retiring in 1987. Bill's friends and family knew him to be a very kind, generous man who loved his family dearly. If you were in trouble, he would be the first to offer help. Bill loved cooking, Notre Dame Football, golfing and working in his yard. For fifty years he was a volunteer with the St. Vincent DePaul Society. While living in Nappanee he was a member of the Lions Club. When Bill retired they moved back to this area and he was one of the first volunteers to help open the Homeless Shelter in downtown South Bend after the old Morningside Hotel burned. Bill was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Bill's family would like to thank the staff at Michiana Health and Rehabilitation who became like a second family to the Siri's. Special thanks also to Harbor Light Hospice who have seen the family through their worst days. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 10, in Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 4508 Vistula Road, Mishawaka, with Rev. John Eze officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Visitation will be from 3 7 pm Monday in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka, where a Rosary and time of sharing memories will be at 7 pm. Visitation is also 9:30 10:30 am Tuesday in the church. Memorials are suggested to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or Harbor Light Hospice. Assistance with memorials is available through the funeral home. An online guest book is available at www.goethalswells.com. In this world that we know now life is here then gone. Somewhere in the afterlife love lives on and on. Dreams of long ago meet in rendezvous. Shadows of the night calling me to you.

Funeral Home

Goethals & Wells Funeral Home
503 W 3rd Street  Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 255-1519

Published in South Bend Tribune on June 7, 2014