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August 22, 2013

William Joseph Oberti, 85

South Lyon, MI — William “Bill” Joseph Oberti, 85, died, August 7, 2013. Born in Haverhill, Mass., on October 21, 1927, Bill was the son of the late Frank A. and Margherita M. (Gastaldi) Oberti. Bill graduated from Haverhill High School, with the class of 1945. Bill then served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy, and, when his active service was complete, he moved back to Haverhill, and continued to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Bill attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass., and obtained an Associates Degree in Building Construction in 1948. Bill also courted, and, on June 3, 1956, married, the love of his life, Lenora “Lee” Oberti. After their wedding, the two of them moved to Michigan to start a family. Over the following years, Bill and Lee built a family of three children, all of whom survive him, Pamela (Michael) Husson of Canton, Mich., Mark (Gracie) Oberti, of Houston, Texas, and Lawrence Oberti of Wilmington, N.C. As a homebuilder, Bill also personally built and sold many homes in New Hudson, where happy families are living to this day. Bill also generously volunteered his time and expertise to the Lyon Township Fire Department as a volunteer fireman, and served as the township’s Building Inspector. In addition to his three children, Bill is survived by four grandchildren, Xavier, Melisa, Dante, and Camille Oberti, of Houston, Texas. Bill’s beloved wife of 51 years, Lee, passed away in 2008, and Bill was also predeceased by his brothers, Louis J. Oberti and Frank A. Oberti, and his sister, Margaret M. Masera.

Bill’s burial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, at the New Hudson Cemetery, located on Milford Road in Lyon Township, Oakland County, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Angela Hospice, 1400 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154. Online guest book, www.phillipsfuneral.com.