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William James Bill Frontiera, Sr.

William James Bill Frontiera, Sr.
  • October 12, 1924 - August 24, 2014
  • Chesterfield Township, Michigan

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“Dear Aunt Margaret and Family, I am so sorry to hear that Uncle Bill has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know the next...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Chris Hunter Stevens - Charlevoix, MI

“To my dear Aunt Margaret and cousins. Loosing a husband / parent is one of the most difficult things we go through. I have awesome memories of all...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Pam (Hunter) Hofmann - Roseville, MI

“I pray the good Lord gives you all strength through this sad time ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dena mazer - Warren, MI - Friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. You are into prayers. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Corcoran - South Lyon, MI

“Fred, our family wishes to extend our condolences and prayers to you and Trish and the Frontiera family during this time. May your father and your...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: John and Karen Marin - Las Vegas, NV

“Fred, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Trish. Love Dana and Denise ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Dana and Denise Harper - MI

“To Margaret and all my cousins, You have my deepest condolences. It is very difficult to loose a parent, but with faith you soon discover a way to...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Theresa Hunter - Des Moines, IA


William "Bill" James was born October 12, 1924 to Jasper and Mary (Adragna) Frontiera, in Saginaw, Michigan. His parents had immigrated from Sicily to Saginaw where his father worked for General Motors. Bill was one of nine children.

Bill grew up in Saginaw and when World War II broke out, he joined the Navy. Bill was deployed to the Pacific where he saw action in the Philippines campaign. Bill would go on to enlist in the Navy three times and thus had the distinction of serving in three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In fact, being in the Navy brought him another bonus; he met his future wife when he recruited her for the women's Naval reserves. The two were married July 1954. They raised their children all over the country, finally coming back to Michigan when he retired from the Navy. Not one to sit still, Bill worked and eventually retired from Chrysler.

Bill was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the Knights of Columbus, Council 7200 and the Fleet Reserve Association. In retirement Bill enjoyed cooking. Food is love, he would tell everyone. He was also known for his jokes.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Patricia; his children: Bill (Sylvia), Jr., Jason (Bonnie), Fred (Trish) and Kathleen (Matt) Finger; his grandchildren: Patricia (Joe) Cosens, Billy (Lisa) Frontiera III, Bobby (Brooke) Frontiera, Pam (Kenny) Torrence, Renee (fiancé Rob Charlick) Frontiera, Rebecca (Matt) Ceo, Joshua and Shana Frontiera, Melissa and Matthew Krzeminski and his great-grandchildren, Lilly, Ethan, Gianna, Joey, Asher, Camden and his siblings, Jim and Pete Frontiera, Josie Stumpo and Jeanette (Zena) Bosco.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Bert, Mary Kiper, and Michael.