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William “Bill” Gioia

February 01, 1950 ~ May 31, 2023

William V. Gioia, 73, passed away on May 31, 2023, at his home in Grant, Florida.

He was born February 1, 1950, in Queens, NY and had been a resident of Grant since 2013, coming from Bushnell, FL.

At the age of 12, Bill was introduced to the world of HAM Radio. Throughout his life, he received numerous awards, held world records and was a member of many radio clubs. Bill, and his wife Jackie, both enjoyed riding motorcycles and made many cross country trips together.  He was also an avid diver, enjoyed snow skiing and was a member of the presbyterian church.

Bill received his bachelor’s degree from New York University. He started his career in New York City with the Depository Trust Corporation and later retired as data processing manager at their location in Tampa, FL.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Jackie Ladd Gioia; step-son, Stephen Pridemore of Bristol, TN; mother, Frances Gioia of Queens and sister, Margaret Gioia of Queens.

He was predeceased by his father, Frank Gioia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Sebastian.  Condolences may be shared with the family on this tribute page.


Mike & Debbie Dalla Costa

June 1, 2023, 1:09 am

RIP our cruising friend. You will be dearly missed.

Gerry Skloot

June 1, 2023, 8:05 pm

I have lost a brother.

Bill and I go way back to the NYU school of Engineering and Science and if it were not for ham radio I would have missed out on a wonderful friendship. Times like that won’t come again.

He was a skilled ham radio operator and held quite a few records in his time.

Some other interests were swimming, photography and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

I am at a loss and this was hard to write, but…

Tks for reading

73, (ham radio for best regards etc.)


Joyce Silverman

June 2, 2023, 8:31 pm

Jackie, I’m sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences

Nida Clark

June 2, 2023, 9:11 pm

We will miss you, Cuz-in-law.
Donnie and Nida Clark

Connie and Larry Smith

June 3, 2023, 4:43 am

Jackie, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I am so glad that Bill and I got go share some prayers. You continue to be in our hearts and prayers. We love you.

Dawn Durling

June 6, 2023, 10:17 pm

Jackie,I am so sorry for your loss of Bill.
I always loved seeing you and Bill at church. Also when you stopped in the store when I was working. I did call you and left a message awhile ago,but now I know you have been going thru a lot.
It will be 3yrs in Oct. I lost Jim,not a day goes by I don’t think of him.
My thoughts and prayers for you.


June 7, 2023, 2:01 am

So sorry about Bill’s passing. I never can seem to find the right words at times like this but I want you to know that you are in my prayers and in my heart. May God comfort you and bring you his peace.
Janette and Bob

Matthew Chevalier

June 7, 2023, 1:46 pm

Jackie my super woman,
To my second mother may my second father rest in peace its my belief death is not the end but only the begging of forever where no pain lives, and Bill is smiling down on you knowing you will be just fine until its time for you two to be together again so in the mean time continue being the beautiful amazing soul you are enjoy the time you have here with your family and friends we love and always will. =)

Matthew Chevalier your other son =)

Frances Gioia

June 7, 2023, 7:34 pm

Rest in peace, dear Bill. We have lost our dear son and brother. He will always remain in our hearts. Jackie and Stephen, so sorry for your loss. You are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Mom and Peggy

Bill and Billie Lancaster

June 8, 2023, 12:19 pm

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are sending big hugs. We were not lucky enough to know Bill but he sounds like a fun and interesting man. So thankful you had each other but sad your time together was brief.

Try to take comfort from the precious memories you have and please take care of yourself. We love you.

Jeff Briggs

June 10, 2023, 1:07 pm

10 June 2023

Hi Jackie

Jeff and Miriam Briggs here from Cape Cod, MASS.

Bill was a dear friend for more than 40 years following our move to the Hudson Valley region of Dutchess County NY in 1982.
I helped him put up his first real antennas at his home on the mountain in Hopewell Jct, NY. We did many things together such as going to the Town Crier Cafe on Beekman Rd to see groups like Seldom Scene, John Hartford, Janis Ian and many others.

We also went to the Virgin Islands in NOV 1987 together to operate a ham radio contest from down there.

Miriam and I will miss his laugh and stories about his motor cycle trip across country not long after 2001. He was a grea friend and we will miss his company.

In memorian…..

Love to you Jackie and thanks for being his lady – he married up as we all know….


South Orleans, Cape Cod

Jane Capo

June 11, 2023, 10:37 am

Sure have missed seeing Bill and Jackie at church since COVID, and then with his illness. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Jackie. Bill was a fine man and the world is a little smaller without him in it.
Jane and Enrico Capo

Hank Belusa

July 25, 2023, 12:49 am

Just heard about Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful person to work with at DTCC. He always was willing to suggest better ways to improve our software & it was a pleasure working together. We would discuss how great skiing was & I remember his wonderful laugh. My true condolences on his passing. To young for sure!

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