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William May, Jr.

March 22, 1933 ~ July 02, 2022

William May, Jr was born to the late William Sr. and Adele May, in Bronx, New York. He graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in Engineering and worked at IBM before transferring to Miami, Florida. He was an avid golfer, barbershop quartet and church choir singer, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, loved fishing, and exercising, and loved solving crossword puzzles with Mom.

He never met someone who didn’t become a friend, with his engaging smile and twinkle in his eye.

He married his sweetheart and love of his life, Kathryn, and they recently celebrated 65 years of love, holding hands as they have done their entire life together. He brought Kathryn flowers every week and wrote loving words in each birthday and anniversary card.

William enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the choir next to Kay – he was fun-loving, tough and tender, wise, meticulous and mechanically intuitive. Every day he inspired us to be the best we can be by the way he led his entire life, completely devoted to his wife, family and God.

How blessed we all were to call him Dad or Poppi, as our love for one another is a reflection of his love for us – a bond so deep that time cannot sever. He lives on in all of us and we will miss him forever.

William is survived by his beautiful, loving wife Kathryn May; children and their spouses Bill May, Kathy May, Peter and Karen May, Patricia May and John Carpenter, Terry and Emilio Mallo, and Thomas and Angela May, and 29 grandchildren & great grandchildren combined, with #30 on the way, his brother, John and Betts (deceased), and sisters: Sue and Bob Pothier, and Lillian and Robert (deceased) Simmons.


Peter May

July 7, 2022, 4:35 pm

Funeral service is Saturday, July 16, 2022 at St. Sebastian Catholic
Church, 13075 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958.
Rosary reading at 9:30am,
mass at 10:00am.
Thank you.

Gregory May

July 7, 2022, 9:24 pm

Best grandpa you can ask for. Not a goodbye, just a see you later

Rosa De Leon Duarte

July 8, 2022, 2:50 am

Bill was a wonderful human being who always had a smile on his face and always offered a kind word. I enjoyed singing with him and the Celebration Choir and he often asked me about my trumpet playing sons. He will be sorely missed. May he Rest In Peace.

Tom May

July 10, 2022, 5:37 pm

Dad,,,YOU were such a great man, a great example of a fine catholic gentleman. You were always there for Mom – every day, always by her side.! and always around for us, as well.. I loved our fishing trips, our camping trips, the car rides to see your mom up in the DC area, and our time together in church. On one trip you let me stop at ” South of the Border” and buy fireworks, !– I’ll never forget..! — YOU were an inspiration to ME and your legacy will continue on thru my children- my family, as I know you would want. You worked very hard to get us through some rough times when we were young, and I KNOW you did that for the love of our family ! I Love you SO much,,and don’t worry- we will all take good care of mom now. !

Anja Greaux

July 10, 2022, 7:42 pm

What a shock, when Bill VanderWyden, the organist, forwarded this message to me last night.
My heart goes out to Kay and her wonderful family: I offer you all my deepest condolences. Bill May was not only a wonderful bass in the Celebration Choir: giving anybody who needed it a helping note; he was my role model in the way he treated everybody, with a smile, a joke and with the utmost respect. But the way he was there for Kay, with so much love and patience, and again, respect, melted my heart every Wednesday night at the rehearsals. I am so grateful I have met all the children, who obviously followed in their parent’s loving footsteps!
Rest in Peace, dear Bill. I will keep you in my prayers, as well as Kay, Bill, Kathy, Peter and Karen, Patty and John, Terry and Emilio, Tommy and Angela.

Jim Weltzien

July 14, 2022, 1:50 pm

I am saddened to hear of the passing of my old ND Band buddy. We spent four years in both the marching and concert bands. He and I sat together in the trumpet section. I had his email address ( and recently sent him an email with some photos of him on a concert band tour. My prayers and condolences go out to his wife Kathryn and family. May he rest in peace.

Daughter Terry Mallo

July 14, 2022, 7:09 pm

Dad, I am blessed and grateful for having you as my Dad. I’m blessed that your love for all six of us and Mom taught me so many things, especially the deep love of family. I’m grateful for spending my entire life living near you and Mom, sharing so many memories and milestones together – birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, holidays, every-day meals..the list is endless.. walking me down the aisle to marry a man who shared your sense of commitment, loyalty,love and humor, the trip you and Mom took and met us and the in-laws in New Orleans,holding close our infant daughters and watching over and guiding them into young adults, playing the piano and singing with Mom at our daughters wedding and when I hold our first granddaughter soon, I know I will feel your presence the moment I hold her in my arms. I will be proud to tell her all about you. You gave me strength and courage to live life to the fullest and I and my family are forever blessed and grateful to have shared our life with you. I love you, Dad

Suzette Chaves Rivero

July 16, 2022, 2:26 pm

Bill you will be missed. We missed when both you and Kay moved to Vero Beach to be closer to your families. I loved and enjoyed our banters and stories you would tell me about the homestead area and where I was living. Always cared to know what both my kids were up to and how they were doing in school and looking to study as my first went off to college just before Covid, & now graduating at the end of this year. Enjoyed many laughs, whispered moments heading off to communion when we sang at mass. You were a great example to Frank and I on how to love each other and gently guide our kids on their future paths. They’re still trying to maneuver that territory, at least Zach is. Dominique is already on her journey and striving to be her best.
You’ll always be in our hearts and memories and know that when we resume In September we’ll remember you in our singing. Please get the angels in heaven to push some baritone and tenors our way.

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