In Memoriam: Dennis A.Bills

WATERFORD Dennis A. Bills, 64, of 4th St. died peacefully in his home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born in Troy he was the son of Alfred D. Bills Sr. of Waterford and the late Joan McAuliffe Bills. He was a graduate of LaSalle Institute and Siena College. Dennis had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service and retired from their Clifton Park facility after 35 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford. Dennis loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In his retirement he enjoyed fishing with his friends, reading and spending time with his beloved Beverly. He was brilliant in his intelligence, but his kind loving spirit was what will be missed the most. His beautiful smile, his infectious laugh and his unending wit captivated all who knew him. This world will forever be marked by such a beautiful human being. And although our hearts are heavy at his passing, he is now reunited with his son Colin, who left this world much too soon. Dennis leaves behind his devoted wife, Beverly Abert Bills; his loving children, Dennis Bills (Souvanna) of Texas, Matthew Bills of Georgia, Justin Bills of Colorado, Donovan Bills of Waterford and Casey Bills of Lake George. He is predeceased by his son, Colin Bills. He was the proud grandfather of Brianna Bills and stepfather to Aaron Hauprich, Jessica Bizzaro and Courtney Bills. Dennis was the eldest of eight siblings and the brother to Kathleen Len (Dr. John) of Cohoes, Patricia Mahoney (the late Daniel) of Clifton Park, Barbara Lodge (Mark) of Clifton Park, Eileen Haldeman (Peter), Allison Sherwood (Richard), Alfred Bills Jr. (Therese) and Laura Burniche (Joseph) all of Waterford. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who adored him. Funeral services will be on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9 a.m. from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to Catholic Relief Services or Food for the Poor in care of the funeral home office. 

Published in Albany Times Union on July 31, 2014