November 7, 1937 - January 11, 2022
William T. Fenton, Sr., peacefully passed away on January 11, 2022 at home with his family by his side. Born on November 7, 1937 to the late William and Cass (nee: Hamilton) Fenton and has been a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia. He was a graduate of BOK High School after attending Sharswood and Rush Elementary School. For many years he worked at a body and fender shop. Bill was skilled and talented and always worked with his hands and in his later years he enjoyed repairing vacuums and soon became the “Vacuum King” of South Philly. He lived for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, never missing any event that they were involved in. He was the original Uber driver and everyday he had an agenda whether it was taking people shopping, to work or doctors’ visits. He loved New Year’s Day and visiting houses throughout the neighborhood. Bill was a simple, easygoing, funny guy who loved everyone and was equally loved by all and never had a bad word for anyone. He enjoyed going to the Jersey shore, dinners and hanging out at Harry the Hats and the Red Garter. Beloved husband of 61 years and best friend to his “Princess” Ann M. (nee: Lydon) Fenton. Loving father of Bill (Sue) Fenton, Tommy (Dawn) Fenton, Bobby (Joanne) Fenton, John (Victoria) Fenton and Annie “Daddy’s Little Girl” (Joey) Schrock. Dearest Poppy of Kelli (Eric) Breeden, Bill, Danny, Brittany, Tommy, Sarah, Kara, Jenna, Rebecca “Cookie”, Faith, Joey and Nina and great Grandpop of Luke and Carter. Brother to the late Catherine Bosher. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Rose Hartey, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Monday evening 6-9 PM and again on Tuesday morning 8-10 AM at the Murphy Ruffenach, Brian W. Donnelly Funeral Home (3rd & Wolf Streets). Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA. In Bill’s memory donations may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2319 S. 3rd Street., Phila., PA 19148 , the Mummers Museum, 1100 S. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19147 or to the Katie Kirlin Fund, 229 Wolf St. Phila., PA 19148.
William T. Fenton, Sr., peacefully passed away on January 11, 2022 at home with his family by his side. Born on November 7, 1937 to the late William and Cass (nee: Hamilton) Fenton and has been a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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