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  1. The 4th Annual Fishing Trip says:

    The 4th Annual Memorial Fishing Trip in Billy’s Honor♥

  2. The 4th Annual Fishing Trip says:

    Please feel free to Click the link on the Home page for the Flipagram that was created for the Fourth Annual Fishing Trip ♥

  3. Mom says:

    This year is the 4th Fishing Trip, yet for many of us it still doesn’t seem real. We’ve learned (with much work) to live with the pain of missing Billy’s physical presence everyday, and somehow our brains have adjusted to a new way of seeing life. So many of those who are deeply affected by Billy’s passing have gone down paths of helping others, living a non-judgmental life, appreciating the beautify of life and understanding that it’s not having the “most” in life that brings happiness, it’s “needing” the least….that love is truly unconditional and longtime friends and those put in our path while on this journey “are” our family of brothers and sisters. We have learned that we truly are guided by a greater force if we let down our guards and “let it go, and let it flow.” That faith in whatever empowers you can help you achieve things we never thought possible. I will always question “why Billy?” at those moments when I feel the weakest, and then I look around and see so much good that he has accomplished (like the grain of wheat that only multiplies once it has fallen), and I take that deep breath that I have learned fills me with hope. On the back of the t-shirts this year there is an Eagle carrying the Eternity Anchor. Billy and I often spoke in metaphors about life…..finding success and flying high like an Eagle, “Fly like an Eagle (Seal) on his 16th Birthday Montage. Billy gave me a beautiful framed Bible Verse “Isaiah 40:31…..they will soar on wings like eagles.” The week after Billy passed we were all in the kitchen and Larry said “Deb, look out the window….on the tree!” ….there was the biggest Hawk? Eagle?, whatever it was looking right at me ♥ I became filled with an emotion I have come to learn is “hope.” Free Bird is a song that I have found on many of Billy’s play lists, and I truly believe that I was guided to British Airways (Toni was the conduit, Billy was the reason), to take these trips of wonder and awe that have been a great source of strength, life learning and well being for us. The Eagle’s Historical and Traditional meaning, of course, is the reigning symbol of the US representing freedom. The Native American Interpretation of the Eagle is Great Spirit. The Eagle power animal takes you on a journey of flight which opens you to new vistas of perception and new dimensions of awareness, this is an invitation “to look at things with new eyes.”

  4. 3rd Annual Fishing Trip ♥ says:

    3rd Annual Fishing Trip in Billy’s Honor ♥

  5. The Crew says:

    “Shotgun toast to Billy” ♥

  6. anchoradmin says:

    “Shotgun” for Billy ♥

  7. anchoradmin says:

    The Eternity (or Infinity) Anchor…..Anchored forever, grounded, connected to someone forever, a symbol of Eternal Hope, Love….and strength. We love you Billy ♥ Love these girls…..

  8. anchoradmin says:

    ♥ Buster!♥

  9. anchoradmin says:

    “The girls”♥ and Chuck ♥

  10. anchoradmin says:

    ♥ Sam ♥

  11. anchoradmin says:

    ♥ Matty T ♥ Made the trip from Colorado!

  12. anchoradmin says:

    ♥Family♥

  13. anchoradmin says:

    Adam ♥ came from New Hampshire!

  14. anchoradmin says:

    Pat, Chuck, Doreen and Billy! ♥ Made the drive from Washingtonville!

  15. anchoradmin says:

    Matty “T” all the way from Colorado! Gary and Steve

  16. anchoradmin says:

    Jimmy and Tommy ♥♥

  17. anchoradmin says:

    “The girls” ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  18. anchoradmin says:

    Troy, Vinny and Jimmy ♥

  19. anchoradmin says:

    Chrissy and Johnny ♥

  20. anchoradmin says:

    Fluke! Casey ♥

  21. anchoradmin says:

    Fluke!

  22. anchoradmin says:

    Larry and Bobby ♥

  23. anchoradmin says:

    Dana and Johnny ♥

  24. anchoradmin says:

    Jules ♥

  25. anchoradmin says:

    Aunt Lori, Jessica, Dan, Cuz Stevie! ♥

  26. anchoradmin says:

    Amanda,Johnny,Chrissy and John ♥

  27. anchoradmin says:

    The Crew ♥

  28. Mom, Dad, Brian and Chrissy ♥ says:

    Everyday ♥

  29. Debbie says:

    Happy Valentines Day to all Remember LOVE is the REASON we are HERE ‪#‎love‬ ‪#‎loveandlight‬ ‪#‎Anchorsoflove‬ ‪#‎anchoredinlove‬ ‪#‎family‬ ‪#‎friends‬ ‪#‎familyoffriends‬ ‪#‎allofmylove‬ ‪#‎xoxo

  30. Mom says:

    Classic moment leave it to Billy #skatingonthepool #tbt #alwayslol #caughtthemoncamera #Anchorsoflove #friends #forever

  31. Debbie says:

    Journey within Gratitude ♥ We came together to share a beautiful night of Yoga and Meditation…an event in Billy’s honor, Joan, Lisa “Lotus Blossom Journeys” ran the workshop and donated a portion to Shatterproof Jaqui “Om Tara Yoga” matched the donation to Shatterproof in Billy’s name^675 was raised for this wonderful cause.

  32. October 2015 says:

    Halloween 2015 ♥ Billy’s signature Pumpkin

  33. Mom says:

    Billy’s 24th Birthday♥ Billy turning 24 on the 24th….very powerful day. Our hearts remain broken, but the broken part is starting to fill with gratitude. Being grateful on this day 24 years ago when he was given to us, our family became complete, our hearts smiled with a love beyond measure and the laughter rose to new levels. The honor and pride of having a son that filled our lives with experiences and emotions that we never imagined has been the source of our strength. Our great love keeps us connected in a bond that has the power to withstand the finality of what was to be.
    Today we celebrate your life and all the special memories of so many wonderful times. From the time that you took your first steps you hit the ground running and never stopped! Enjoying every day and every experience, making everlasting memories with friends and family who love you wholeheartedly. It’s been said “It’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years”- Abe Lincoln – and while we struggle to accept this rationale, we know of its truth. We give honor to your courage fighting a disease that has become an epidemic yet still remains grossly misunderstood. We are forever grateful for having you in our lives. I love you my treasure, my heart……my Billy ♥

  34. says:

    “Rise above the storm and you will see the sun”

  35. Chrissy's Birthday says:

    ♥♥♥♥ Out for the day on Billy’s boat ♥ hooping at Wantagh Park and Chrissy’s new favorite drink “Bloody Mary’s” lol….with Amanda and Tina ♥

  36. The Second Annual Fishing Trip in Billy's Honor ♥ says:

    The whole crew ♥

  37. "Keep Calm and Chive On" (We're trying....) says:

    The 2nd Annual Fishing Trip in Billy’s Honor ♥ The back of the shirts read “Keep Calm and Chive On” Although this is now a huge social movement on social media, (can be strange at times – although lots of it is about paying it forward), back in the day before anyone knew about this, Billy called his first car – Nice looking Chrysler 300, “The Chive.” Not surprising at all as Billy would give names to everything and everyone, including himself! Recently a few of the girls relayed stories of seeing these Bumper Stickers at times when they had experienced a feeling of Billy’s presence and it had me thinking……Chive On has come to mean all that Billy was. Being a loving son and brother, a good friend to his buddies, sharing all that he had with those he was closest to – including his love of the water, boating, jet skiing, fishing, etc… giving ALL of us experiences we never dreamed we would have (like Larry and I on the top of double diamond mountains skiing, watching him play football, playing drums in the school band, etc….) always, greeting each day with excitement – what to do next, reaching and trying new things and succeeding (like becoming an EMT on his way to Medical School, while suffering with a disease we knew little about) loving all of his girlfriends and above all being a friend to them, giving all of himself to a very special one And now, even after his passing he continues to give us experiences….Rappelling off buildings to raise awareness of Addiction Disease, running a GRASP monthly support group at St. Rose, having this wonderful Annual Fishing Trip (which was actually his friends idea) that will hopefully keep this wonderful group always connected through him, We are also creating an Athletic Scholarship in Billy’s name at the Massapequa High School. So although we walk a fine line each day between our grief and life…our love for Billy will help us to “Keep Calm and Chive On.”

  38. anchoradmin says:

    Amanda and Samantha ♥ The 2nd Annual Fishing Trip in Billy’s honor ♥

  39. anchoradmin says:

    Cousin Thomas, Stevie, Mike

  40. ♥♥ 2nd Annual Fishing Trip says:

    Grandpa, Don, Lori and Stoney

  41. The 2nd Annual Fishing Trip in Billy's Honor says:

    Steven and Matty

  42. Friends ♥ says:

    Troy, Johnny, James

  43. ♥ 2nd Annual Fishing Trip says:

    Larry, Steve and Chase

  44. Love the smiles! says:

    Dorothy, Ron, Jeanne and Patsy

  45. My girls ♥ says:

    Casey and Cara

  46. Good Friends says:

    Michele and John

  47. BBQ ing says:

    Chuck and Larry

  48. Love says:

    Amanda and Valentina ♥ Tina quoted….”Cause friends are forever & memories live on.. We celebrate and remember a beautiful soul who keeps this pack together”

  49. Nice catch Tommy! says:

    Tommy came all the way from Albany for the day ♥

  50. The fish are biting! says:

    Dale, Beth and Joe

  51. ♥♥ says:

    Adam and Jim

  52. EEL! lol says:

    Steve and Scott

  53. The McCleary's ♥ says:

    So glad they joined us!

  54. anchoradmin says:

    Fishing Trip

  55. anchoradmin says:

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  56. anchoradmin says:

    ♥♥♥♥♥ Keep Calm and Chive On….Valentina and Amanda

  57. anchoradmin says:

    Second Annual Fishing Trip

  58. anchoradmin says:

    2nd Annual Fishing Trip

  59. anchoradmin says:

    2nd Annual Fishing Trip in Billy’s Honor ♥

  60. Flippin Cups says:

    Back at the house with the crew

  61. anchoradmin says:

    Rome was beautiful and we found our Anchor in Positano, Italy

  62. anchoradmin says:

    Italy 2015

  63. Debbie says:

    Mothers Day 2014 ♥

  64. Debbie says:

    From FB

    Cristi Fitzgerald DellaRatta, Steve Schratwieser, Carolyn Korn Kerwin and 64 others like this.
    Laura Surace Ritrovato so beautiful
    Debbie O’Brien Happy Mothers Day Debbie!!!
    Rita Zuccala-Mahoney So lovely. happy Mothers Day Debbie Garceau!
    Denise Towery Cullen an unbreakable, invisible cord……<3
    Christine DeBonis Re Beautiful xo
    Mary Evans this is amazing
    Sarita Melo Romeo OH MY IM CRYING
    Lori Gagliardi Murello ♥
    Matt Levine amazing !!Fairouz Echarif amazing dear
    Kathleen Allen Grossman Just beautiful ... Happy Mother's Day, Debbie!
    Mary Beth Stevenson-Molloy Happy Mother's Day Debbie
    Michele Tricarico-Wolpert Happy Mothers Day Debbie, so beautiful and heartfelt....
    Beth Hug Riedel So beautiful Debbie. Happy Mothers Day.
    Dorothy Balaza Medico U! Happy Mother's day!
    Karen King This is absolutely beautiful.
    Eunice Corti Happy "late" Mother's Day beautiful! Xoxo
    Joan Kellerman Savery just beautiful
    Karen Cipolla Lagrega 2 boxes of tissues. So Connected.
    Jennifer Hipp Iannarelli ♥

  65. Debbie says:

    “The student becomes the teacher”…….Billy gave this to me a few years ago, and the first sentence speaks the loudest. He has taught me, and continues to teach me about the true meaning of life. I have been blessed with three exceptional children, and though our lives have been far from ordinary I have come to understand the reason why Happy Mothers Day to all who have the honor of being called “Mom.”

  66. Anchors at Easter says:

    Easter

  67. Our Billy ♥ says:

    Billy Always competitive lol…..made sure his little cousins had a good Easter Egg Hunt! ⚓️

    • FB Comments says:

      Originally Posted on FB

      Gail Parshley, Jimmy Stevenson, Kathleen Allen Grossman and 37 others like this.

      Pam Barritt Thank you for my smile of warmth and happiness on this Easter morning…

      Dorothy Balaza Medico too adorable! you kiddo!

      Carol Ullman Happy Easter to you and the whole family. You are always in my thoughts. Much love. xxxxx

      Lori Garceau Stoneburner Seems like yesterday love this picture

      Debbie Garceau Love to you Carol, you are often in my thoughts as well. Hope to see you soon

      Debbie Garceau It was so good to see u Lori and everyone else We are truly grateful for our loving, caring family xoxo

      Chrissy Garceau Love it xoxo

      Debbie Garceau

  68. St. Rose of Lima says:

    ♥Easter Sunday 2014

  69. Debbie says:

    On January 18th my beautiful great niece Jaymes was Bat Mitzvah’d. Going to “any” family event is difficult without Billy’s physical presence, but this one was extra tough. A memorable night with all of our loved ones, black tie and all. I pictured how Billy would look – so handsome, of course, and I kept that image in my head as I got dressed with my final accessory; an Anchor Locket that Larry gave me for Christmas. The night was magical as Steve and Eliza outdid themselves with a celebration that will be talked about for many years to come. Larry was honored to participate in the service, and I just kept breathing it all in. Right before our eyes Jaymes, no longer a little girl, now a young lady! Stepping into the reception, we were completely surrounded by the most elegant decorations, flowers, living statues (yes living),photo booths, dancers, I could go on. When the time came for Jaymes to light her 13 candles I (and 300 others) watched and listened to her every word. When I heard her say our families’ names and included “Billy in heaven” ♥ it was all I could do to walk up, but at the same time I felt like the tallest person in the room. They played “Sunshine of your Love” with Eric Clapton at the vocals (I’ll save that for another story). A “defining” moment in our family for sure – Billy will ALWAYS be with us at every family event ♥ ALWAYS

  70. Debbie says:

    An addition to the School Photo Gallery:
    Billy’s accomplishments were many….this one he was very proud of, and so are we ♥

  71. Larry, Debbie, Chrissy and Brian says:

    We love this!! We love you!! Thank you Valentina ♥

  72. Debbie (Posted on FB) says:

    Our hearts have no concept of time ⚓️ Happy 2014 — with Amanda Rose Vettese, Adam Birke, Carolyn Korn Kerwin, Johnny Barbato, Jimmy Stevenson, Mary Stevenson, MaryAnn Marinacci, Lori Garceau Stoneburner, Courtney Ebbecke, Brian C Irving, Bunny Satriale Bredow, Rhiannon McCaffrey, Joe Donohue, Samantha Murello, Erin Kerwin, Toni Stevenson, Chris Murray, JamƎs ArxƎr, Megan Crimi, Lynn Ficarelli Barbato, Pat Kerwin, Connor Kerwin, James G. Exarchou, Patricia Payez-Donohue, Troy Mastrangelo, Val En Tina Bean, Steve Taylor, Sean Kerwin, Maria Pipitone Pipia, Vincent Mosca, Matty Tee, Sean Ry, Rhonda Simms, Deborah Ropell Garceau, Chrissy Garceau and Billy Garceau.

  73. Debbie says:

    “Life’s toughest storms prove the strength of our Anchors” Amanda ♥ gave this beautiful piece to our family at Christmas…engraved with the quote that has become our Mantra….we love you with all of our hearts Amanda xoxo

  74. Christmas 2013 says:

    This Christmas we spent the “Eve” at Ron and Janine’s – they did such a beautiful job hosting. All of our family was present (so it was the immediate 35+!) I made a toast to thank them and to Billy and all of our loved ones who have crossed over….that they continue to guide us and teach us that LOVE is really all that matters in this lifetime ♥ All the families received Hugz from heaven pillows and sachets – Billy was all around us ♥♥♥

  75. Christmas ♥ says:

    Great memories of Grandpa dressing as Santa

  76. Jimmy (FB) says:

    Missin you bad right now… couple weeks before you passed i remember driving home from Sal’s with a couple bacon egg and cheeses and we were listening to this song and had absolutely no shame in seeing who could hit the high notes better (which is still debatable)… but whenever i hear it now i think about you, ironically, as the song is called “thinking about you” …. but damn I wish i could go back to those good times…Fuckin rainy days… ‘My. eyes. don’t. shed. tears. but boy they pour when I’m thinkin’ bout you’… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F15IjgyHd60

  77. Thanksgiving Love says:

    Thanksgiving week at St. Rose

  78. Valentina (from FB) says:

    Sometimes i bring myself way too down not understanding why things are the way they are.. but then i think back and literally laugh out loud at some of the best memories I am lucky to have. growing up with a sister I always wanted to have and we would tell lil cuz Harlie Rae Battey scary stories and huddle in my room during thunder storms, car jams and crazy adventures with Billy Garceau and the girls, walking home from elementary school with the quealys causing chaos..4 pairs of crazy twins in a religion (ya that DID NOT last) .. ryan always had that big smile when we would reunite and have the biggest hugs! these memories…. forever and ever will be with me send them on their way… RIP kaitlyn, billy, ryan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qBTuwX9hj0

  79. says:

    Memorial Mass in Billy’s Honor 11/9/13

  80. Debbie says:

    A special gathering and Mass was held today in Billy’s honor. Stephanie and Anthony sang from their hearts, songs that were specially chosen for this day, including: Casting Crowns “Who am I” – Laura Story “Blessings” and Sean McDonald “I will Rise” Fr. Ken’s words of comfort…telling of how a single grain of wheat can grow and remain unchanged, but when the wheat falls it multiplies over and over. In so many ways, this has become true of Billy’s passing. I wrote a new journal entry that tells of our lessons this past year ♥

  81. Jimmy (FB) says:

    A year ago today, I lost not only a great friend, but an important piece of my childhood and who I am today. Luckily, I was able to get closer than I ever was with him the summer before he passed as we were both back in the place we grew up. I recommend you make an attempt to remain close with those few friends that you have had since you were little, because you may not realize it, but they helped patch together who you are. Love you kid. — with Billy Garceau and Debbie Garceau.

  82. 11/9 Gathering for Billy says:

    Group Photo for Billy #friendsforever — with Chrissy Garceau and 10 others.

    • says:

      You, Chrissy Garceau, Rhonda Simms, Val En Tina Bean and 20 others like this.

      Debbie Garceau – That moment when you realize your friends “are” your family ️As the quote reads “…they leave footprints in your heart” Ty Megan for capturing the moment (w/ Joe Donohue- Vincent MoscaJohnny BarbatoSean Kerwin too! and Val En Tina Bean we missed you so much xo) No words can really express how much it meant to have all of you by our side, united in our love for Billy – we will always be friends/family forever. Looking forward to playing “flip cups” again soon!! Lol I know Billy loved that

      November 10, 2013 at 9:11pm · Edited · Like · 12
      Lori Garceau Stoneburner I love love love love this picture, such wonderful friends.
      Simply the best!

  83. Pat says:

    Happy Birthday Billy Garceau. Hope you like the improved fish tank. Got some mementos up of your favorite things

  84. Donna says:

    Happy Birthday Billy!
    Always in our hearts forever!
    Love, Donna, Bob, Amanda, and Kieran

  85. Sean Ry says:

    happy birthday Billy miss you so much man. ill never forget the great times and memories we had growing up. its tough without you around but i know youre here with us to watch over all your family and friends. r.i.p buddy

  86. Megan says:

    Happy birthday billy xoxox rest in peace angel

  87. James says:

    happy birthday Billy, when ever I go visit my mother I always visit you as well and leave ya a flower

  88. Chris "Fester" says:

    Happy birthday Billy I know your always watching over us I can feel it. Today I walked into the bathroom at the house I was working at and first thing I saw was a towel with a B on it. Happy birthday Billy Im always thinking about all the great times we had together and thanks for always standing by my side you were a great friend miss you brother. —

  89. Joe "Don" says:

    Happy birthday Billy. Miss you so much buddy. Think about you all the time, but today has really got me reminiscing all the swell times. Be the angel that you are and continue to watch over your family and us friends, bc we all need you through times like this. Love ya always Billy
    You, Chrissy Garceau, Amanda Rose Vettese, Jimmy Stevenson and 31 others like this..

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  90. Christina ♥ says:

    Happy birthday to my brother Billy. Fly like an eagle. love you billy. I miss you everyday. But, i know that you are still with me. Just in a different way now.
    Aunt Bunny:that’s right chrissy,he will always be watching over you xxxxxxxxooooooo
    Gisele Glosser This is a hard day for you, Chrissy. I am sending you hugs and hoping you will remember the good times with Billy. He will always be a part of your heart and soul.
    Rasa Weber Aww Chrissy sorry for your loss But he will always be with you.
    Mom: I am “beyond” proud of you my Chrissy, and I know Billy is too……as he has told you, you have achieved a level of wisdom and spirituality that only “you” could have done on your own. I love, love, love you xoxoxo Aunt Dee and John just called and they are sending up balloons from Disney FL We will send our (23) balloons up w/ All American Burger and Fries tied to them!
    Kimmie Behar Happy Heavenly Birthday to your brother!!!
    Lori Gerondidakis Murphy Prayers and hugs xo
    Dorothy Balaza Medico xoxoxo
    Brenda English You are an amazing person, and so is your brother..he’s all around you…xoxo

  91. Troy says:

    Happy Birthday Billy… There’s not a day were I’m not thinking about you I love you and I miss ya buddy

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  92. Jimmy says:

    Happy Birthday up in heaven Billy I know you got a fishing pole and a beer in your hand. Miss you so much kid. I hope your watching down on everyone, especially your parents and your sister, as this time of the year is going to be especially hard for all of us. Love you kid. Ill never forget all your birthdays that we did get to celebrate together

  93. Amanda ♥ says:

    Happy birthday in heaven to a dear friend of mine Billy. You were my best friend for years and the one person who really understood me. You always knew how to make me laugh, even when I wanted to kill you. From our solo dance parties to our “romantic” (lol) boat rides, we always had the best of times together. I feel your presence all the time, especially by the water, and thats what gets me thru these tough times. But Ill never forget all the beautiful memories we made together. You will forever be in my heart Squirtle. Love, Psyduck

    • Amanda says:

      ♥♥♥♥

      • FB replies says:

        You, Chrissy Garceau, Tara McCaffrey, Jimmy Stevenson and 53 others like this.
        Chrissy Garceau Awwwww i love you xoxoxo . You were both lucky to have eachother. billy will always be in your heart.
        Debbie Garceau Amanda Rose you have my heart always – Love you xoxo
        Jimmy Stevenson psyduck lol “psyyy aye ayeee”

        .

  94. Debbie says:

    On this day 23 years ago our family became complete, our hearts smiled with a love beyond measure and the laughter rose to new levels. The honor and pride of having a son that filled our lives with experiences and emotions that we never imagined has been the source of our strength. Our great love keeps us connected in a bond that has the power to withstand the finality of what was to be.
    Today we celebrate your life and all the special memories of so many wonderful times. From the time that you took your first steps you hit the ground running and never stopped! Enjoying every day and every experience, making everlasting memories with friends and family who love you wholeheartedly. It’s been said “It’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years”- Abe Lincoln – and while we struggle to accept this rationale, we know of its truth. We give honor to your courage fighting a disease that has become an epidemic yet still remains grossly misunderstood. We are forever grateful for having you in our lives. I love you my treasure, my heart……my Billy ♥

    • Comments from FB says:

      Christopher James Griffith, Kerry Allen Albanese, Nota Paras Vouzianas and 85 others like this.

      Maria Pipia Beautiful Picts put together. I hope you all are doing well today! keep smiling.
      Beth Olsen McCann Debbie, Big hugs to you and your family xox
      Lori Gerondidakis Murphy Thinking of you… Xo
      Dorothy Balaza Medico I love you all so very much!
      Gisele Glosser A lovely collage of love!
      Jennifer Hipp Iannarelli Love
      Mary Ann Mulligan-Tobias You are one of the most beautiful human beings I have had the absolute pleasure to know…I love you so much Deb…strength and an example to us all xoxoxo
      Matt Levine know how you feel …and these pics are wonderful… i..say no more!!! but love you guys!
      Bunny Satriale Bredow beautiful words and feelings my prayers are with you all xxxxooo
      Elaine LaPersonerie sending you much love and light today. xo
      Jeanne McEntyre Just beautiful Deb – thinking of you all. Love you.

      Guy Abbey hugs and prayers to you and your family..
      Lori Garceau Stoneburner Debbie, Today is a very special day, beautiful words and pictures, we love you.
      Rhonda Simms Debbie, Chrissy and family,
      I’m so sorry you have to endure this day without Billy’s physical presence. My heart is there with you as always.
      Xxoo
      Kathleen Allen Grossman Debbie, send you and your family lots of love and hugs! xxoo
      Mary Evans that was awesome….an amazing tribute to your son, can’t lie—I teared up reading that.
      Christine DeBonis Re Thinking about you Debbie!!!
      Carolyn Korn Kerwin Still shedding tears-so well said my friend- so happy to remember back on many memories of our boys together( and our girls) It’s not the breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away- happy we all shared those moments!
      Laura Surace Ritrovato sending love
      John Marchese Beautiful Big Hugs to you all. Thinking of Billy XO
      Josephine Garceau McCleary My Prayers, Hugs and kisses to you and your Family. My Heart still aches for your loss. May God Bless all of you… Love Aunt Jo

  95. Mom.....♥ says:

    special moments ♥

  96. says:

    Memorial plaque for Billy located at AHRC’s Mansion – Brookville ♥

    • Debbie says:

      Very special thanks to our loving friends and family for their generous donations in Billy’s name

      • Valentina says:

        My grandmother use to work there and there use to be a camp there for the employees children/grandchildren. I had some great memories over there- like getting bit by a pig I let out of its pen. that brings a great smile to see there is plaque in honor of billy there now 🙂 miss you billyyboy!

  97. Chrissy says:

    For my b-day Mom made a collage for FB and put SpongeBob in the center….I know you are always with me, but especially when I look at him ♥

  98. ♥ Chrissy says:

    My Birthday

  99. Jimmy (posted on FB) says:

    One of the scrappers was wearing this shirt at the yard today and it reminded me of you hahaha. Had to take a pic of this amazing shirt. Rest easy kid.

  100. Amanda (posted on FB) says:

    the most beautiful time here with beautiful people. i feel your presence so much today figures that this video would pop up for me to watch. rest in peace angel♥
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4OWcsvCXVI

    11 Rebubula-moe.down.XI.2010-09-05

  101. Debbie says:

    Billy suggested a Castle…..and John did just that — with Chrissy Garceau and Billy Garceau at LONE WOLF TATTOO.

  102. Debbie says:

    Jimmy and the crew came up with this wonderful way to come together in Billy’s name ♥ Jimmy took the helm – had the t-shirts designed and made his popular (one of Billy’s favorites)”Buffalo Chicken Dip!” I’ve always told my kids that to have good friends you first had to be a good friend…..I’m so glad that Billy was that friend for everyone. We have ALL become friends forever thanks to Billy. Larry and I will ALWAYS be there for all of you! A few photos from the “First (of many) Annual Fishing Trip!”

  103. Debbie says:

    We love you Amanda!

  104. Debbie says:

    Best buddies….Billy, Adam and Jimmy. Always together in their younger years a bond that can never be broken. This pose looks like they left room for Billy in the middle and that’s just where he is. Great seeing Art too!

  105. Debbie says:

    Steve and Chase ♥ It meant so much to have them there with us

  106. more pics! says:

    Chrissy and Johnny!

  107. Pics from the trip says:

    Sam ♥

  108. Pics from the trip says:

    Tina making friends 🙂

  109. Pics from the trip says:

    Got Fish?

  110. Pics from the trip says:

    Best of friends and family

  111. Pics from the trip says:

    Black Sea Bass!

  112. Pics from the trip says:

    Sharing a day out at Sea with our amazing friends and family, and Billy right beside us

  113. Pics from the trip says:

    There aren’t enough words to express…The love and support we have received from our ♥ Family and friends has been our source of strength

  114. Pat Kerwin says:

    Got a nice memento for a friend today. The Anchors here in Breckenridge to stay. Made sure to keep ya close to the music, mountains & fish tank. 3 Things I know ya loved. RIP Billy Garceau. — with Billy Garceau and Debbie Garceau.

  115. Heartwarming Anchor photo says:

    Given to us by Johnny B ♥

  116. At The Lourve In Paris says:

    Love

    • Mom says:

      i, never in a million years thought we would be able to do “any” trip much less go to Europe. But the power of love can give you strength you never dreamed you had. The entire trip we were filled with the love and bond that we share with our Billy as our unity gets only stronger with each passing day. Seeing an Anchor at the Lourve was only a confirmation of what we already feel!! So many more Anchors surrounded us throughout the trip <3

  117. Johnny B says:

    For Billy – Rest in peace my Brother!!
    Caitlyn Egan love the anchors!
    Debbie Garceau Johnny this is such a beautiful tribute! You and the Crew have left footprints in my heart. I have always told my kids that true friendships are life’s most valuable gift…..and i’m so glad that Billy’s life was filled with so many of these gifts. We have all become a “family of friends” with Billy’s presence forever in our hearts and minds – and with that thought, you guys know how i love cooking for a crowd, so everyone come by anytime!! xoxo
    Johnny Barbato Haha yess we love your cooking!! Family forever debbie we will always be here for you guys
    Chrissy Garceau OMG!!! i love it you are a wonderful person. billy was lucky to have u as his friend.
    Johnny Barbato Thank you christina , i think i was the lucky one to have been as close as i was with billy. We always had a special bond nd i will forever love your brother as if he was my own. After my motorcycle crash billy made alot of things possible for me, im so gratefull that i had billy in my life we will never forget him nd his memories will forever live on , ” Legends never die”
    Carolyn Korn Kerwin Now I see where the tatoo is beautiful Johnny!!
    Johnny Barbato thank you mrs kerwin!
    Lori Garceau Stoneburner That is an awesome tatoo what a great friend!

    .

  118. Brian Irving (FB) says:

    Billy you were a true friend and not a day goes by without me thinking bout you this summer isnt the same i miss you so much bro it truly hurts to not have you around

    You, Chrissy Garceau, Amanda Rose Vettese, Jimmy Stevenson and 12 others like this.
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  119. Dad and Billy says:

    • Mom says:

      Father’s Day / Mothers Day are, of course , celebrated with our Brian and Chrissy together with great love and affection as their words, kisses, hugs and thoughtful gifts keep Larry and I grounded……but in the silence of our hearts these celebrations connect us in a strong bond of love and emotional strength that holds us up united in our never ending love for our Billy ♥

  120. christina says:

    Us with legendary medium george anderson. 😀

  121. Donna says:

    Love the Determined Guardian meaning for Billy! It means so much with the lighthouse, a symbol to help us find the way to him. Love, Donna

  122. From day one says:

    The meaning….

  123. says:

    Love this one!

  124. Anchors says:

    The meaning of the Anchor Cross – Thanks Rob D ♥

  125. Grandpa says:

    Billy Billy Billy, I miss you so. May the Lord hold you in his arms and lead you into his place in heaven that he made for you. And I pray to God for your mother, father, sister and brother that he will give them strength and peace. God bless you all. Love Grandpa John.

  126. Mom, Dad, Brian, Chrissy and Aunt Dee says:

    Mothers Day ♥

  127. Mom says:

    My first Mothers Day without Billy’s physical presence, I struggle with my emotions of wanting so much to be wrapped in one of his “bear hugs” and receiving one of his cards with his classic “happy face w/ the dracula teeth”… and the reality of knowing he was suffering with a brain disease that was quietly, slithering its way to debilitating the very essence of his beautiful, loving inner-self. My deep love for Billy takes me to a place where I am able to surrender “my” needs and feel his love surround me like a warm blanket. I continue to pray that he remains close by my side during this difficult journey. Billy gave me this plaque a few years back and it’s the first sentence that speaks the loudest to me ♥

  128. Mom and Dad says:

    Billy’s tree ♥ Sandy had absoutely no effect…it stands bigger and looks more beautiful and stronger than ever!

  129. Amanda says:

    You will always be in my heart, rest in peace Billybear ♥

  130. Jimmy says:

    Can’t believe it’s been six months already since you passed. This summer is just not going to feel right without you around. I know your in a better place now though, and I could still feel your presence around me everyday, especially near the water. You were a true friend and I’ll never forget that. Rest easy Billy

  131. Aunt Lori says:

    Hope
    How can the sun rise and set every day, you are gone, our world has turned dark.
    How can the world continue to turn, you are gone, our world has stopped turning.
    How can the grass grow, buds sprout, flowers bloom, you are gone, we have much gloom.
    How can people laugh and play, be happy and gay, you are gone, we are sad and no longer find joy and happiness in our day.
    How can holidays still be celebrated, you are gone, the meanings have since dissipated.
    Each day in disbelief, sorrow, sadness, confused as to why.
    Realization …… You are not gone but soulfully and spiritually still with us, in which gives hope.

    Hope …… To find joy in sunrises, sunsets, holidays and every day.
    Hope …… To feel the joy in the green grass afoot and the beauty of the flowers in bloom.
    Hope …… To laugh again, play and be happy and gay.
    Hope …… To find the meaning of holidays to hold dear to our hearts once again.
    Hope …… To believe, find happiness, peace and confirmation.
    Confirmation…….. Dear Billy, safe and sound, watching over, until we are together again ….. we have hope.
    With much Love Dear Billy, Lucky are those who were blessed with Billy’s love, presence, his humor and that funny little giggle that he has. Love Aunt Lori

  132. Samantha (spoken at Billy's service) says:

    This isn’t easy for me and as sad as I am about the reason why we are all here today, I can’t not think about Billy without a big smile on my face. I grew up in Massapequa with all of our friends that are here today and I feel so blessed to have had such a great childhood with the greatest people. One of my favorite memories of Billy was long before designated drivers was a thought in our heads. Billy was my designated “Pegger.” We rode around on our bikes everywhere and I always rode on back of Billy’s green bike. He would sweat like no other dragging me around but that was just a testament to what a good friend he was. I remember spending many days in Billy’s backyard jumping on the trampoline. The boys would launch us 25 feet in the air and it was a miracle we never broke any bones. He was famous for his chest knockers. I’m sure my friends in the room can remember those. I can’t even describe it, they were torture but we couldn’t help but laugh. It’s been bittersweet looking at all of the pictures in the room. But there is one missing that a certain friend wouldn’t let us put up. Back in the day me and the girls spent an afternoon putting makeup on Billy and Jimmy. They were two of the prettiest boys I’ve ever seen! A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend some time with Billy, going out with everyone again. And now I’m really happy I did. Billy I’m really going to miss you. I’ll always love you, never forget you and I’ll keep you in my heart until we meet again.

  133. nancy evangelista says:

    Debbie and Larry – so happy that you shared this website with me. I look across the street so often and think of you as parents and it makes me sad. I am happy to see such wonderful pictures of Billy, his friends and his family. Billy always made a point to look my way when he got out of his car and acknowledge me and I remember just watching him grow into a fine young man. I will visit this site often. thank you again

  134. christina says:

    Love this <3

  135. Aunt lori, Uncle Stoney, Tom and Jess says:

    We love you Billy Bop.

  136. Tiffany says:

    Hi Debbie… Thought Brian & Chrissy would like this one.

  137. Sharing a few thoughts from Billys Facebook Page says:

    Johnny B – “Can’t wait to ride all summer wit the homies, we been thinkin about u alot Billy boy once we hit the water it will be like ur rite here with us – love u Bill”

    Matt M – “Rest East Billy, you were such a good hearted, friendly, generous person. We have known each other since like the 7th grade and have had so many good times together with the crew. I remember you always had a smile on your face. Nobody ever had a negative thing to say about you, we all love you and your good spirit will be missed greatly dude.”

    Sean K – “May god bless you and keep you always – May your wishes all come true – May you always do for others, and let others do for you – May you build a latter to the stars and climb on every rung – And may you stay….Forever Young
    You will be missed my friend”

    James A – “Was just thinking about when we were in the 9th grade in Mr. T’s tech class with Murph and Festa and i had my head down trying to take a nap in class, you came up behind me and used a T-square on the back of my head…you, murph and festa thought it was the funniest thing ever lol i didn’t at the time….but i do now – You were a good kid, always had a great time chillin w you – flap your wings kid”

    Cousin Dan – (partial posting) ….”Going to miss you very much my cousin, my brother…you were a role model to me and i always looked up to you. Thank you for all the great memories and fun times we had. I wish we hung out more but eventually in time i will see you again and when that day comes we can hangout again and things will be the same like they used to be. I miss you so very much and I love you. I really do you are always in my heart you are the best cousin a cousin could ask for and i am going to miss you every single day, but for now rest in peace my cousin, brother, best firend. Me and the whole family love you very much and for now you are in the arms of the angels – I love you”

  138. Karen LaGrega says:

    Billy is blessed with a loving family and friends. that will be forever!

  139. Karen F, LaGrega says:

    This is just a piece of love that we all can share. Billy has such a loving family along with his loving friends.

  140. Doreen says:

    Unbelievable, so beautiful, what a fun filled life Billy got to have and share with you, and you with him. Love you

  141. Dorothy says:

    Debbie, this is the most beautiful celebration of life I have ever seen! Miss and love you all!!!

  142. Valentina "Tina" says:

    Billy was a great guy. Ill never forget the summer we graduated. he would pick me up every morning and we would wait for the rest of the girls to wake up and then we would decide what adventure we would go on for that day. he would drive us an hour away to just find the most beautiful scenic area to hang out at. Billy loved hanging out with just the girls! i must say, the guys got jealous that summer because we stole him from them. and im happy we did, because we now have all these great memories. These are the memories ill always remeber him by. he made a lasting impression on my life, and i will never forget it him.

    • Debbie says:

      That is so beautiful….We love hearing these stories xoxo And many thanks to you and Amanda for sharing the songs that you guys would listen to while on your road trips! “Send me on my way” has such great meaning. I’m so glad that Billy knew of this song and was there for you in your time of need, when your sister passed. When i heard it for the first time, I felt his serenity…love you

  143. What a beautiful way to cherish our memories of Billy…love our family reunion pictures…what awesome times we had together and to see the events we had missed by unfortunately, being long distance ….thanks so very much for sharing this site with us…what a wonderful job you did…love you all…you’re always in our hearts, thoughts and prayers…
    with love always,
    Cindy and Marty

  144. Dad and Mom says:

    Dad found this rock for us….”Anchors” are everywhere! Symbolic of our love, faith and hope…..

    • Bari and Johnny Cavallo says:

      Dear Deb:

      What a wonderful tribute to Billy..We didn’t know him in his adult life. From everything that has been written; it was our loss. We think of you all everyday and thank God for having known you.

      Love
      Bari and Johnny Cavallo

  145. Aunt Lori says:

    I remember so many wonderful memories that make me smile, Who could forget our trip to Canandaigua, Niagara falls and Howe caverns, Key West and the plane ride to get there, the plane was so small!! We all were so happy and excited, oh and Disney was so fun even though we were “stranded” due to a snow storm in NY. We had a lot of chicken wings and pizza that week. Hershey Park the kids had so much fun, Billy loved the butterfly exhibit a lot!
    Debbie and Larry, Chrissy and Brian and all who contributed to this web site, You did a wonderful job, such a beautiful and loving dedication to Billy who is so deeply loved by his family and friends. I love you guys so very much. Billy in our hearts forever. We Love you.

  146. Nicole and John says:

    Beautiful tribute to Billy…….so alive with love! Much love to all of you!

  147. Toni says:

    Debbie-Thank you for allowing us to spend
    precious moments with Billy…Love you all

  148. christina says:

    love never dies. <3

  149. Patti says:

    Such a beautiful website – so full of life! Billy’s love filled, event filled, joy and happiness filled life! Grief overwhelms us with so many emotions, but once you are able to put aside your doubts and embrace the love and joy you have shared, can you then feel the full connection to those we love. You, your daughter and many of your family members and friends have been blessed with this ability. Billy is with you now and forever!! (and know that when you are smiling or dancing to the music on this site – he is dancing and smiling with you!!)

  150. Cristi DellaRatta says:

    What a beautiful wonderful website. Deb you are an inspiration to so many people. xoxoxo

  151. Cousin Eliza (spoken at Billy's service) says:

    Even though Billy was a stocky, handsome, 22 year old when he passed, I will always see him as the 2 year old rambunctious, happy little boy playing on his bedroom floor when I met him for the first time. I remember thinking, he is soooo cute. I bent down and said, “Hiiiii Billy”. He looked up, smiled that famous smile, and bopped me right in the nose. I was one week post nose job, so I remember it well.
    And although I saw him grow up over the next 20 years, I never knew him better than I do today after having had the opportunity to meet his friends and hear the great stories of the Billy they knew. I feel like now I really know Billy, for his complete self – his struggles and strengths, sorrows and pride, and most importantly, the affects he had on everyone is his life. I am comforted and grateful for the opportunity to truly know him.
    I hope you all continue your relationship with Billy – talk to him, think of him, tell him a joke out loud, because he is with us and he does hear you. Yesterday, my son, Chase, said that he asked Billy to help him get the high score on his video game “and he did.” So please remember that Billy is very much around. And, watch out, because he just may still play a prank on you once in a while.

  152. Deb Tumillo (Cousin Deb) says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful son. As I read all of the words that you have written here, I cant help but point out that Billy was sooo blessed each and every day of his life with you, his unbelievably loving, happy and adoring mom and by his devoted and loving dad. It is the both of you that raised such a kind, generous and special son !! My heart breaks for you both with this unbearable grief but I hope you know that we all share this pain with you. Love You All <3

  153. Donna says:

    Our great love for Billy and our family brought us all together on this Easter Sunday. Amazing to fill the church with everyone! Thank you Billy continue to work your spiritual guidance!

  154. Mom says:

    Beautiful and symbolic…….

  155. jane says:

    This is a beautiful tribute to your handsome amazing son.

  156. Mom says:

    Seeing the little children in church and your beautiful second cousins today reminded me of the years that Dad would try to explain to me that it “wasn’t Christmas” as I filled the Easter baskets to the top! We would attend the Easter Vigil because you thought it was cool that part of the Mass was held in candlelight…You were the force today that brought our whole family together for Mass and brunch. Our hearts are so very heavy as we miss you beyond our comprehension. I pray that our great love for you and for each other remains the light in this darkness

  157. Aunt Dee says:

    I love you Billy…..We celebtated Easter today and the whole family was together because of you. Although we are always together now…until we meet again xoxox Love your Aunt Dee

  158. Aunt Diane says:

    You will always be in our hearts and mind.Aunt Diane

  159. Tim "No 37" Martinez says:

    This is a beautiful tribute. My heart goes out to you all in this tough time. Always remember the love you all shared. That will live on forever. My best always. Tim.

  160. Matt Levine says:

    I love this site it brought tears to my eyes….If anybody understands the meaning of this it is I..I love you guys !

  161. christina says:

    Love this 😀

    • Mom says:

      It’s so funny you should post this! I saw you posted it on FB too – days before u did, this song was going through my head and then coincidently I was listening to Billy’s CDs in the car and it came on……he is definitely shining on that Crazy Diamond!!

  162. "Mom" says:

    Returning from church a little while ago……I feel so blessed that i am able to “see” beyond

  163. Donna says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. I feel so connected to Billy as his godmother and I see signs of him everywhere. I wish we had more time together. I love that I can see him here too and share the love with our family.

  164. christina says:

    Just wanted to say…I am very blessed to have great family and friends. who love and care for billy just as much as me. The wonderful life that he had lives on through this site. what an honor. <3 😀 I am so proud of my brother. and always will be. LOVE YOU BILLY FOREVER. <3

  165. Debbie Lowenthal says:

    Hey deb, I am blown away. This is beautiful…like your son whom I’m getting to know thru your lovely tribute. I am so inspired by this…what an amazing boy! He must be very proud to call you Mom. Love you. Xo

  166. Susan Corrado says:

    What a beautiful tribute to Billy, and to your family. So much love.

  167. Beth McCann says:

    What a beautiful tribute to Billy….Thank you for sharing with us.

  168. Steven McCleary says:

    this is just amazing and wonderful love the pics

  169. Jean and Steve Schratwieser says:

    What a beautiful way to honor your son. You both are very special people and I see that Billy was too. Much love to all of you.

  170. Joan Blackett-King says:

    Billy has moved on but he lives on. This is amazing, thanks for sharing and I am looking for to getting to know Billy. What a tribute!!! much love, my friend…JBK

  171. toni stevenson says:

    Debbie-
    Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful precious memories with all of us. This site is such
    a wonderful anchor of love for us all.

  172. bob and deb says:

    Hey Lar and Deb, Bobby and I saw all of the pictures. they were so nice. It brought back so many beautiful memories. I have some pictures that I want to give you to add to this web site. We love you guys!!! xxoo

  173. Pam Barritt says:

    What an amazing way to remember Billy. His laughter and his charm comes through all of it. You have done an incredible job Debbie in capturing his essence. May peace of God be with you all.

  174. Eleanor says:

    Billy I have never met you, but I have become friends with your sister Christina. You are a handsome young man and I am so sorry you had to leave us so soon. Please look for my son Scott as he left way too soon as well. Keep an eye on your sister and heal her heart. Love to Christina and Billy forever. Ellie (Eleanor Herrmann)

  175. carol adinolfi says:

    love it.. you are amazing… great.. love you!!<3

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