Alphonso William Marullo (Captain Willie) entered into eternal life on March 10, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was the youngest of 6 children born to Antoinetta and Frank Marullo on June 22, 1927 in Galveston. His parents immigrated to the US from Porto Empedocle, Sicily.
William is reunited with the love of his life, his beloved wife of 64 years, Josephine, and his precious daughter, Kristina De Luca.
He is mourned by his daughters, Annie Parker (Owen) of Atascocita; Mary Uriegas (Maurice) of Webster; sons, Alphonso William Marullo, Jr. (Sharon) of Galveston; and Johnny Marullo (Linda) of Galveston. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
William served in the US Marine Corps and then worked as a commercial fisherman known as Captain Willie on his shrimp boat, the Cristo Re, until his retirement. He started his music business in 1951 and produced and published music under his own record label. Alphonso was loved by many and everyone loved listening to his stories about his life. He was one of the good ol’ guys that loved everyone and everyone loved him. We love you, Daddy. You will be in our hearts forever.
William’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 13th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 6:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 9:00 am Monday, March 14th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with entombment following at Calvary Catholic Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Scott Parker, Michael Uriegas, Dominic Marullo, Josh Palermo, Nathan Wilson, and Brian Aloisi. Junior Pallbearers will be Brendan Wright, and Luke Beazley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Owen Parker, Maurice Uriegas, Frank Marullo, Joe Tambrella, Joe Marullo, Alfio Valastro, Chad Barfield, Clint Palermo, Britt Wright, Chris Beazley, Sr., Chris Beazley, Jr., Wayne Simmons, Nathaniel Wilson, Buster Valastro, Johnny Campanello, and Larry Campanello.
William’s family wishes to extend warm thanks to the staff of Gulf Health Care Center and Providence Hospice for their love and support.