Guillermo (Bill) Enrique Larrea, age 65, passed away at home on November 4, 2022.
Bill was born in Mexico City. He spent his childhood in California and New England with his mother and father Guillermo and Alice Larrea and his three siblings. He went on to serve in the US Army and was a proud veteran. Later he met the love of his life, Colleen on a blind date and they spent the next 40 wonderful years of marriage together. He was a huge animal lover and they supported the wonderful rescues, Pets Alive (Middletown, NY) and Paws Place (Winnabow, NC) as well as loving their many rescued pets throughout his life.
Bill was recently able to spend time up in Central New York visiting his daughter and her husband, Shanay and NaDeem, and his two beautiful grandchildren, Dominic and Skylar, on their farm surrounded by wildlife.
Bill will be terribly missed by his surviving family members – Mom, Alice Larrea; Wife, Colleen Larrea; Children, Adam and Shanay (NaDeem); Grandchildren, Dominic and Skylar; Sisters, Marilu (Robert), Diana (Ron), Betsy; Nieces and Nephews, Aaron, Joel, Jason (Caroline), Curtis, Jenny, Kerri, Logan.
A private celebration of life will take place at a later date with the immediate family in New England.
Donations in memory of Bill can be made to: Paws Place Dog Rescue; PO Box 67 Winnabow NC 28479, or on their website at Pawsplace.org