In Memoriam: Ace Service’s William Bearisto

William E. Bearisto — a longtime member of CFESA and owner/operator of foodservice equipment service company Ace Service Company Inc. — died March 5 at the age of 96.

William Bearisto

Bearisto, of Waltham, Mass., was a U.S. Army veteran, former prisoner of war and a Purple Heart recipient.

“Once back home, Bill went to various vocational schools under the GI Bill to become a master pipe fitter and licensed refrigeration contractor,” his obituary states. “In 1947, he began working for Ace Service, Inc., a Needham foodservice equipment company that he and [his late wife] Ethel bought in 1976. The pair also helped to establish the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association.”

Bearisto is survived by his children Robert Bearisto, Paul Bearisto and Mabel Jannini; brother David Bearisto; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel M. (Walsh) Bearisto; parents Ernest and Johanna (Becker) Bearisto; brother Richard Bearisto, and sister, Ruth Williams.

A livestream of Bearisto’s funeral Mass will be broadcast at 10 a.m. Friday, March 12. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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