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James
Bilancia

November 20, 1937 – March 9, 2019

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Obituary for James Bilancia

THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE ASSISTING AND CARING FOR THE FAMILY OF JAMES BILANCIA

Retired Naugatuck High School Science Teacher

WOLCOTT – James L. Bilancia, age 81, of Wolcott, formerly of Oakville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9th 2019 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by the love and comfort of his family after an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of Germaine “Geri” (Ouellette) Bilancia.

Jim was born in November 20th 1937 in Waterbury CT, the son of the late Leonard and Mildred (Emanuel) Bilancia. He grew up in the Oakville area and attended Sacred Heart High School and Providence College and received his teaching degree from UCONN. Jim spent over 40 years teaching psychics and chemistry at area high schools including Cheshire Academy and Naugatuck High School, where he also enjoyed coaching the swim team until his retirement in 1999. He was a former member of the Naugatuck Elks lodge and was a New England Patriots football fan and enjoyed playing golf and traveling abroad with his wife Geri. A dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Jim will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.

Besides his wife, Geri of 41 years; Jim is survived by his children; Clifford Kellas of Miami, FL and Cheryl Zielke and her husband, Mark of Goshen as well as his granddaughters, Alexandra and Caroline Joy and other extended family members and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Bilancia will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon at The O’Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St Oakville, Ct 06779. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery Watertown. Relatives and friends may visit with Jim’s family on Thursday morning from 10:00am until the time of the service at 12:00 noon To share an on-line expression of sympathy or for additional information, please visit the funeral home website: www.oneillfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

When Thursday, March 14th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location
O'Neill Funeral Home
Address
742 Main St
Oakville, CT 06779

Service Information

When
Thursday, March 14th, 2019 12:00pm
Location
O'Neill Funeral Home
Address
742 Main St
Oakville, CT 06779

Interment Information

Location
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Address
599 Platt Road
Watertown, CT 06795
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