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Obituary for Craig E Williams

Craig E. Williams, 74, of Hillsdale, formerly of Bloomfield, went home to the Lord on December 17, 2023. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday, December 20th from 4 - 8 p.m. at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St, Montclair. A mass of Catholic burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair. Entombment will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Mount Hebron Road, Montclair.

Craig was born on May 31, 1949 to the late Ernest and Charlotte (Wissen) Williams. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 52 years, Maria (Milano) Williams. Together they raised a beautiful family. Craig is survived by his daughters Annette, husband Matthew Baker, and Charlene, husband Benvenuto DelGrande, Jr. The shining stars of Craig’s life were his grandchildren, Julia Rose and Maria Majella DelGrande and Justin Matthew Baker. Craig adored them and cherished being a grandfather. He is predeceased by his in-laws, Vincenza and Edward Milano and brother-in-law Edward Milano, Jr. Also survived by sister-in-law Carmella Milano and by his nephews and nieces.

Craig, a graduate of Bloomfield High School and Passaic School of Drafting, spent the majority of his career with Worthington Pump and in 2018, retired from Aerco International in Blauvelt as a drafting designer. He was a true professional and excelled in his field.

A talented musician, Craig found great happiness as a bass player in Sandy & the Wanderers. He spent over 55 years as a member of the band. Joy radiated from Craig as he played his bass and sang with his musical family.

Craig served the Bloomfield Police Department with pride as as an Auxiliary Police Officer achieving the rank of Sergeant in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. After moving to Hillsdale, he continued to serve the community as an usher in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.

Craig had an enormous heart and generous spirit. He was clever and filled with knowledge gained through all of his life experiences. He will be remembered for all the love and kindness he shared with his friends and family. He was an amazing father and loved his family passionately. Craig was a dog lover through the years and most recently enjoyed the company of his granddog, Biscuit.

When his time came, our family united as we always do to support each other. Craig carried himself with dignity, strength, and was full of love for his family. He will be missed dearly and remembered forever.