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William P. MacNiven

William P. MacNiven

William "Bill" P. MacNiven, 58, of Holland Township, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ.

Born June 21, 1961 in East Brunswick, NJ, Bill grew up in East Brunswick and lived in several places in New Jersey before settling in Holland Township, NJ in 2005. He graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Bill worked in financial services at Deutsche Bank in NYC as Vice President, Global Transaction Banking. He was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. Bill was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and belonged to the H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) in Clinton, NJ. He enjoyed the art of Tae Kwon Do with his boys, where he held a 2nd degree black belt. Most of all, Bill enjoyed spending time with his family.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Sofia "Sabrina" Gotoc-MacNiven, his father Robert MacNiven, Sr., of Monroe, NJ, his mother Barbara (Pich) MacNiven of East Brunswick, NJ, his sons Shane MacNiven of East Brunswick, NJ, Magnus MacNiven of Holland Township, NJ, Broc MacNiven of Holland Township, NJ, his daughter Savannah MacNiven of St. Petersburg, FL, his brothers Robert MacNiven, Jr., of Clinton, NJ, Bradley MacNiven of East Brunswick, NJ, Brian MacNiven of Hackensack, NJ, and his sister Kelly MacNiven of Robinsville, NJ.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10 AM at the St. Mary Catholic Church, 830 Fifth Avenue, Alpha, NJ. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at


From: James Costello
My deepest sympathy to Bill’s family. I have great memories riding with Bill. Our HOG family will miss him.

From: Celeste Shepherd
I am so deeply saddened by this. Words cannot express it enough. Bill was an amazing dad to Savannah (our daughter) and has been since her birth 23 years ago despite the distance between them. We will miss him dearly.

From: David Guy
My heart felt and most sincere condolences to the MacNiven Family. Mr. William (as we all called him in the Tae Kwon Do club) was loved and respected by all members. He led his sons Magnus and Broc by example as he participated with them in the TKDo training sessions always performing to the best of his abilities. He was a kind and humble man. I will miss Mr. William greatly as I enjoyed our conversations about the financial industry (in which we both worked) and SUVs. He had good taste in cars and motorcycles and loved talking about it. Rest in peace Mr. William. You will not be forgotten by those who had the privilege of knowing you.

From: Diane Sniffen
My deepest condolences to Bill’s loved ones. We may not understand why such a vibrant man can be taken away from us well before we are ready to let him go, but I am greatful for having the pleasure to know him for the short time I that I did. I pray his loved ones trust in God to carry them through this difficult time and I pray they find comfort in knowing Bill is embraced in the arms of God. Sincerely, a beloved member of Hunterdon HOG.

From: Catherine Mahoney
I went to school with Bill, and was devastated to hear of his passing. I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife, children, parents, and siblings. Bill had the sweetest nature, and was such a kind man. He will be missed even by those who had not seen him in many, many years. I cherish the memories I have of "Billy Mac", and will pray for him and all of you, his family, to deal with his loss. Deepest regards, Catherine Mahoney

From: Rob Shepherd
I didn’t know Bill, like most of you do. I didn’t have the opportunity to talk to him on a regular basis and come to know him even as a friend. I did however come to know him through his daughter Savannah. So needless to say I had a unique vantage point. What I observed was a Man who loved being father. Our short but enlightening conversations revealed nothing less than a very caring loving Father and Husband! He will be missed, until we see him again!

From: Steve
My prayers and deepest sympathies to and for Bill and his family. Went to school and played football with Bill and even bar-tended together. Billy Mac will be missed!! Lost touch later in life but nothing but great memories. His kindness and spirited attitude could not be rivaled. Very sad!!

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