Maria Bill

Maria Bill

AGE: 91 • Afton, NY

Maria Bill (nee Importa) 91, of Afton, NY, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton, NJ. Born February 10, 1920, on Staten Island, she resided in Afton, NY, for the last 24 years. Prior to Afton, she lived in Fords, NJ, for 50 years. Maria graduated from Port Richmond High School, Class of 1937. She was an Assembler for Westinghouse in Edison. Maria enjoyed knitting, crocheting and shopping.

Maria was predeceased by her first late husband, James Forza, in 1961 and second late husband, Chester Bill, in 1978. She is survived by two daughters, Edith Gardner and her husband John of Robbinsville, NJ, and Bernadette Volk of Afton, NY; five grandchildren: James, Blaine, Jarrod, Anthony, and Sara; three great-grandchildren Jannelle, Christian and Galiana; sister, Gloria Cupertino of FL.

Visitation will be Thursday 6-8 pm at the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords, NJ 08863. Funeral services will begin Friday 10 am at the funeral home followed by a 10:30 Funeral Liturgy at Our Lady of Peace Church in Fords. Interment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, NJ. For directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit our website at

Funeral Home

Flynn and Son Funeral Home
23 Ford Ave  Fords, NJ 08863
(732) 826-0358

Published in Home News Tribune on Aug. 17, 2011