PITTSFIELD- William J. Catalano, 34, of Pittsfield died Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Berkshire Medical Center following injuries sustained in the altercation on Robbins Ave.
Will was born in Pittsfield on August 3, 1984, the son of Delores Bentley and James Catalano. He attended Pittsfield Public Schools, and then later went on to attend Rob Roy Academy in Worcester where he learned his trade as a barber. For the last 8 years, Will was employed with Sims Barber Shop on Tyler St. The creativity that being a barber allowed for was often said to be his second favorite part of the job.. His first favorite was being able to interact with so many people in the community. BJ was very well known and respected all around Pittsfield.
Will was talented when it came to painting, and he especially liked working on street art. He loved having a good time, and always took any opportunity he could to try something new. BJ wasn’t one to sit back and watch the world pass him by.
When Will was younger, he enjoyed skateboarding, but gave that up after one too many failed rail attempts. He also enjoyed playing volleyball with his dad and was in a pool league at the Madison for many years.
Eight years ago, Will met Lindsay, the love of his life, and never looked back. The two of them were inseparable for these past years, and together were able to start the family he always dreamt of. If you asked BJ what his greatest accomplishment was in life, it would be their four children; especially his daughter Addison. Lindsay knows how important Will’s legacy was to him, and won’t let him ever be forgotten.
Kids brought so much joy to Will, and everything he did was for the betterment of his family. Often at holiday functions, Uncle Willy was found rolling around on the floor with his nieces and nephews, somehow always ending up at the bottom of the “pig pile.”
Before having kids, Will loved to sit and watch a Giants or Yankees game. After having kids, however, he was content with watching whatever they liked. Even as an adult, BJ appreciated the talent that went into creating an animated movie. It could be said there wasn’t one he hadn’t seen.
William will be remembered and missed by his mother, Delores L. Bentley and her spouse John McInnis of Binghamton, NY, his father, James “Jim” Catalano and step-mom Laura of Pittsfield, his best friend and fiancé, Lindsay Roucoulet of Pittsfield, their beloved four children, Addison Rose, Logan James, Cameron Michael and Madilynn Leigh, and his two sisters, Jessica Wilkinson and her husband John of Dalton, Nina Spencer and her husband Kevin of Binghamton, NY. He will also be missed by his paternal great-grandfather David MacDonald, his maternal grandmother, Nadine Bentley of Falls Church, VA, his paternal grandmother, Pauline Allard of FL, his father-in-law Art Roucoulet of Pittsfield, and his nieces and nephews whom he adored, Ryder Catalano, Avalina Wilkinson, and Sophia, Izsabella, and Eliana Spencer. Will also leaves his maternal aunt, Delana Bentley-Williams and her husband David, his maternal uncle, Rodney Bentley, three paternal aunts, Jennifer, Roberta and Marie Catalano, his cousin and close friend, Tommy Catalano, and too many other cousins, friends and relatives to name.
Will was predeceased by his niece Jemma Spencer, both grandfathers, Terry Bentley and Anthony “Tony” Catalano, and his uncle Rick Bentley.
SERVICES: Calling Hours for William J. Catalano will be at DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME on SATURDAY, Oct. 20th from 3-6PM with a Memorial Service to begin at 6PM.