William “Wild Bill” Burleigh Jr., 49, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Son of Bob and Terry Gagliardi of North Haven.  Brother of Mark Burleigh and wife Maryann of North Haven, Scott Burleigh and wife Krystle of New Hampshire.  Godson of Sandy Kane of Avon and John Rzeplinski and wife Carol of North Carolina.  Loving companion of Dottie Hart of Hamden.  Uncle of Markus, Aaron, Justin, Christian, Jason and Morgan.  Also survived by several cousins, extended family and friends.                           

A candle light twilight service will be held on the North Haven Green on Friday June 10th. Gather at 7:00 pm, ceremony at 7:30.  Instead of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to your local homeless shelter or soup kitchen in memory of Bill.