Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way
by Cate Murway

William [composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection"] James Salerno, Sr., Esquire is an Attorney completely familiar with the area, who can handle your legal problems and proficiently work with you to solve your legal concerns. Set up an appointment with a knowledgeable Borough resident who can skillfully deal with your challenges. You can confidently discuss any questions concerning your legal rights with fairness and respect from a man who aspires to conduct all of his business in a manner consistent with the highest standards of professionalism that distinguishes him as one of the finest.

Legal troubles can be stressful. Come in and talk with Bill Salerno, Attorney at Law. After that, don't worry about it; he will take care of it. Bill is visibly proud of his ties to the community. When you speak with him, you can expect a friendly hometown lawyer who can get results, supplying expertise, support and service.
If you want to plan your estate by executing a will for your family so you can make sure the right property goes to the right people, he has been writing wills throughout his entire legal career. He stands by his work and can bring estates through probate successfully. A well drafted will can help your family get through the difficult times after the death of a loved one by clearly stating your wishes so that there is no confusion about what you wanted. Where there’s a Will, there’s a way!

Son of Rose [Imperto], St. Ann School, and the late William L., West Catholic High School ’35, Bill, Bishop Egan ‘71/ University of Delaware ‘75/ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ’78 with Honors, always wanted to be a lawyer prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly changing legal and professional environment. He and the children’s mother, Dania L. [Marsland], St. Francis School of Nursing, have three well-balanced, very focused offspring, fencing athlete William James, Jr., Holy Ghost Prep ’99, Bensalem/ Northwestern University ‘03, Evanston, IL/PH.D. Program of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX; state qualified track & field athlete, Elizabeth Ann (Liz), Villa Joseph Marie ‘00,Holland, PA/Boston University ’04, Masters in Public Policy ‘05, and fencing athlete Andrew Christian, Holy Ghost Prep ‘05/Temple University ’09 [film]. 

National Honor Society student and Editor of the Yearbook, Bill admits to “always liking to think things through”. He participated in the Folk Music Club throughout High School, performed the duties of a St. Ann Parish altar server and coached Little League and Senior League Baseball. His legal career began when he worked in Philadelphia as a trial attorney for an insurance company. His concern for the Borough brought him home.
His private practice has been on Mill Street for the last 6 years, in the building he owns and was previously located for 5 years on Farragut Avenue.

His expertise includes Living Wills and Powers of Attorney that can also take the stress of decision making off your family by ensuring that your wishes are respected by hospital staff and authorities. What is a living will? A living will is a declaration that you desire to die a natural death. You do not want extraordinary medical treatment or artificial nutrition or hydration used to keep you alive if there is no reasonable hope of recovery. Decision making during stressful times can be very tough for a family that wants the best for you, but just doesn’t know for sure what that is---a living will solves that guessing game and helps people realize that the decision has already been made by you. If you need a living will, or you are planning your estate, contact Bill Salerno, a hometown lawyer who believes in helping out his clients in whatever ways possible. He is a solo practitioner who is always available to his clients to tell them what they need to know and keep them informed of the law.

As Councilman, William Salerno has been an integral part of the positive improvement in the Borough for the last three years. He was fundamental in the team effort in landing Lenox on the Bristol riverfront to the Island View Crossing office complex. Councilman Bill Salerno got it right when he said, "This is the beginning of a rebirth for Bristol Borough. The best is yet to come." 

His generosity extends throughout the Borough and beyond. As a former member of the Knights of Columbus, he ran golf and scholarship programs and assisted in the K.of C. Relays held annually at Holy Ghost Prep. He still volunteers to perform “traffic control” during the Annual Mill Street Runs in September. He chaired the committee that procured the diverse collection of historic photographs for the newly renovated Borough Hall. A personal favorite is the 1918-1919 shipyard picture depicting the merchant ships during the flourishing employment times in the Borough. 

He willingly shares his knowledge with the Bristol Borough High School youth, developing their leadership skills, as the Attorney advocate for the Statewide Mock Trial Team in their successful competitions. Attorney Salerno also judged the nationally renowned Holy Ghost Prep Forensic Society in their oratorical matches.
For the last six years, in the “free” time he can secure, he and his friend Mary E. Bley, a Harry S. Truman grad who works for the Bristol Township School district, have enthusiastically shared casino trips and bike rides. He especially enjoyed an excursion to Calgary, Canada to partake in the distinct and ancient angling method of fly-fishing.

Don’t take legal matters in your own hands. 
Put them in the competent hands of William J. Salerno, Esq.

William J. Salerno
PO Box 2123
220 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007-0923
Phone 215.788.5450
Fax 215.788.5382

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Denise Salerno
7.28.1956 - 7.24.2011

Denise Salerno of Bristol Borough passed away 
peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2011, 
at Lower Bucks Hospital surrounded by her family. 
She was 54.
She was a lifelong Bristol Borough resident.
Denise was an employee of Chambers Group in Langhorne.
She was an outgoing friendly person who loved her family and was known as Aunt 'Dee Dee.'
She loved trips to the casino and her yearly trip to Las Vegas with the girls.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Salerno.

She will be greatly missed by her mother, Rose (Imperato) with whom she resided; her devoted brother, William J. Salerno and Mary Bley; her nephews, William Jr. of Houston and Andrew Salerno of Bristol; and niece, Elizabeth Salerno of Arlington, Va. She will also be missed by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins and their children.

She was loved by many friends, especially from grade school and Lafayette Street; and her godson, Ralph DiGuiseppe III.

She was also loved and cared for by two angels, John Hill and Joanne Lucas.

Relatives and friends are invited to call this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Galzerano Funeral Home, 430 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Bristol Borough. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Galzerano Funeral Home, Bristol Borough


Rose "Little" Salerno
Born: February 04, 1926 / Died: April 09, 2016

Rose “Little” Salerno of Bristol Borough passed away peacefully on April 9, 2016 
at Manor Care in Yardley at the age of 90 with her loving family by her side. Rose was born in South Philadelphia, where she lived until the age of 11, when she lost her parents. She moved to Bristol, where she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Joseph and Giagma Ruggeiri. 
Rose was employed at Simon and Schuster until she retired to spend more time with her family, especially her youngest grandson Andrew. Rose enjoyed travelling, often with her sister and grandchildren, reading and crossword puzzles. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Vito and Antoinette Imperato, her loving husband William L. Salerno, her faithful daughter Denise Salerno and her loving sister Nina Zak. Rose will be greatly missed by her loving son William J. Salerno and Mary Bley, her grandchildren William, Elizabeth, and Andrew and her brother Salvatore Imperato and her sister-in-law Ben Salerno. She will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and her faithful neighbors and friends Catherine Hill and her son John Hill. Relatives and Friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening from 7-9pm and again on Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30am at the Galzerano Funeral Home 430 Radcliffe St Bristol Pa 19007. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am St Ann Church 357 Dorrance St Bristol PA 19007. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of her name to St Ann Church 1025 Radcliffe St Bristol Pa 19007.

William James Salerno, Sr. Esq.