Herkimer - William M. (Bill) Mirgo, 64, a life-long Herkimer resident, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
He was born on July 19, 1958, in Herkimer the son of the late William and Phyllis (Fiorentino) Mirgo. Bill was a graduate of Herkimer High School, class of 1976, and he furthered his education at Herkimer County Community College, graduating in 1978.
Music was Bill’s life. As a talented and respected self-taught guitarist, he entertained Central New York as a member of many bands including Honeybush Brothers, Lonesome Dove, Classified, Southern Grace, Joe Angerosa, and most recently Vinyl Logic and Groove Machine. In addition to performing, he shared his knowledge and passion of music to others through teaching.
Mr. Mirgo was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his sister, Diane D'Amelio and her husband Dean of Frankfort; a niece, Melanie D'Amelio; a nephew, Paul Dack and his wife Katie Hong; a cousin, Mary Terico; and the numerous members in his musical family.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and an infant brother, Eric Mirgo.
In keeping with the family's wishes, graveside services at Calvary Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to Hannaford Markets), 527 E. Albany St., Herkimer, NY.
Some of Bill’s colleagues have organized a musical tribute to his life at Masonville at Station 233 in Westmoreland on Friday, April 21 at 6pm. Anyone who has performed with him before or who would like to honor him is welcome to attend.
His family appreciates the outpouring of support, well wishes, and fond memories from so many of the members of his musical family.
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