William T. McAuliffe

February 14, 1943 - January 16, 2022
William T. McAuliffe

William (Willie) T. McAuliffe, 78, passed away on January 16, 2022, peacefully & comfortably in his home with his wife and longtime companion Cathy by his side. He struggled with COPD for 14 long years and it ultimately took his life.

William is pre-deceased by his son, Robby McAuliffe, who was taken too early at the age of 54. Willie is survived by his wife Catherine Marie, his daughters Jodi Lynn Kitchen, and Lisa Marie May (Bill May); his 7 beloved grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; as well as his beloved four legged kids, Lady Roo, Missy May, Little Man and Sparky.

William worked as a California Iron Worker for most of his adult life. He enjoyed roaring down the road on his Harley with Cathy on back. He would sit and watch NASCAR, NFL, WWE, and boxing. You could find him playing Xbox while listening to Blues or Classic Rock. He loved to go fishing on the boat. Willie lived his life the way he wanted, no one could tell him what to do. Willie definitely lived a great life.

A Memorial-Birthday Celebration of life February 13, 2022, will be held at Hillside Mobile Home Park, 39515 Bamboo Lane, Zephyrhills, FL. 33542 at the clubhouse; brunch will be available from  11am – 1pm; In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to help with final expenses.

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  • January 21, 2022
    Catherine Marie Johnson says:
    That picture was when I first met Willie on his Harley Davidson, he road up Maclay St. and asked me if I wanted a ride, of course I said yes (even though I only had two blocks before my moms house). We sat at the corner taco stand and eat lunch, then he gave me a ride to moms (5 houses down). He came in and met both my parents, before he left I asked if we could go on a longer ride someday. He said how about tomorrow. The rest is history, 34 years later and we live in Florida now. We had the best ride together, of course there were good times and bad times, which made us closer.

  • January 21, 2022
    Catherine Marie Johnson says:
    That picture was when I met Willie in 1988. He was riding his Harley Davidson up Maclay St. and I was walking he pulled over and asked if I wanted a ride. I said yes of course (I only had two blocks to my parents house), we sat and eat lunch at the taco stand on the corner, then he gave me a ride 5 houses down the street. He came in and met both my parents had a cup of coffee with them. Before he left I asked if we could go on a longer ride sometime, he said how about tomorrow. We continued to go for rides for about 34 years. We moved to Zephyrhills, Florida and that is where are story ends. We've had some good times and some bad times, but they all made us stronger. I Love you Willie and I will never forget you. Keep watching over me and the kids.

  • February 03, 2022
    Kerry H says:
    Willie was one of the most laid back and kind and caring "tough" dudes you'd ever meet. My daughter and I met him and Cathy back in 2008 in CALI when we had a unit at their storage facility that they managed "forever". My daughter and I were homeless, living in our vehicle, and.....my daughter who was 16 yrs old then was going thru cancer. Willie and Cathy quickly became caring life-long friends. We would just hang out there with them sometimes, sitting outside with Willie, talking and laughing. My daughter absolutely loved him! And btw, she was my personal translator, LOL, as I had trouble understanding what Willie was saying many times. He made her laugh when she was feeling so awful. We will miss you Willie, but we will meet up again in Heaven and ride our Harleys together. Looking forward to it my friend. Until then....ride on and be free.