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Joseph James (Joe) Bilardi

January 17, 1932 - January 26, 2020

Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, 2020 with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Thompson’s Harveson and Cole Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial: 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3312 Dryden Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76109.

 

Joseph “Joe” James Bilardi passed away on January 26, 2020.

Joe was born in New Canaan, Connecticut.  He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955.  He married Patricia “Pat” Manning in 1955 while he was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, TX.

Joe was a known as “Dad” to his four children and “Papaw” to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a compassionate and loving family-man and he loved to travel the world with Pat.  Joe was an avid tennis player and sports enthusiast.  He was a parishioner of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Joe created the Development Department for the City of Fort Worth and ran it for over 30 years.  After retirement, he was invited to work for the City of Grand Prairie, where he worked as Assistant City Manager.

Joe was preceded in death by beloved wife, Patricia, cherished granddaughter, Crystal, and treasured sister, Lorraine.

Survivors: Son, Chris Bilardi and wife, Michelle; daughter, Pam Beasley; son, James Bilardi and wife, Patti; son, Matt Bilardi and wife, Susan; brother, Anthony and wife, Debbie; sister, Kathy and husband, Jerry; brother-in-law, Frank Mecca; grandchildren, Rachel and husband, Kenny, Sean and wife, Elizabeth, Tiffany and husband, Wes, Ryan, Samantha, Alyse and Jake; and great-grandchildren, Lillyanna, Claire, Nelda and Harrison.