William J. Formosi

  • Born: May 21, 1934
  • Died: November 24, 2017
  • Location: Lynnfield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880

Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather & Brother

William J. Formosi, 83 of Lynnfield and a native of Everett died in Lynn on November 24, 2017. He was born in Everett on May 21, 1934 and was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Manotta) Formosi. He was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School where he was a standout in both Football and Baseball. He later attended and graduated from Boston University where he continued his Baseball career and then on to semi-pro Baseball. He later earned a Master's Degree in Science from Syracuse University. Mr. Formosi remained active in athletics and helped establish the Football program at Arlington Catholic High School where he coached for many years. He retired as a teacher from the Pickering Junior High School of Lynn. He was also an avid gardener.

He was the beloved husband of Flora M. (McLaughlin) Formosi and the loving father of William H. Formosi of Groveland, Catherine M. Formosi of Stoneham, Michael H. Formosi of Amherst, Andrea M. Burke of So. Boston and Linda M. McCormick of Lynnfield. He was the devoted grandfather of Katie, Nick, Emma, Jack, Colin, Keeva and Malachy. He was also the brother of the late Eva Covino, Virginia Roberts, Josephine Fordi and Frances Kerns.

His Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home 19 Yale Ave. Wakefield on Wednesday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Maria Goretti Church 112 Chestnut St. Lynnfield at 10:00. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home Tuesday from 4-8 pm.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Flora and family, Mary and I send our condolence for your loss. Bill, was a positive influence in his life to all that he came in contact with. We have only pleasant and pleasing memories of him. Bill was the type of person, that I would always want on my team. Also, thank you and Bill, for the "ice time", that did so much for our son Scot. Dick and Mary Barry

Posted by Dick & Mary Barry - Naples,, FL - Friend   November 30, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless,
The Higdons

Posted by Michelle Higdon - Lynnfield, MA   November 29, 2017

Flora and family, our sincere condolence for your loss. We recall only gratifying thoughts of Bill, over the many years of our friendship. He was an outstanding individual and contributed a positive image in all aspects of his life. We would always want him on our team. Thanks for the Formosi Ice Rink

Posted by Dick & Mary Barry - Naples, FL - Friend   November 29, 2017

Sending my deepest condolences to you and all of your family members. Bill was a wonderful family man, teacher, and loyal friend. I'm sure that my husband, Wally, Bill's life-long friend, was on the "Welcome Committee" as Bill made his entrance to heaven. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time and always.

Posted by Ginny Seward - Brandon, FL - friend   November 29, 2017

" Flora "
I visited the shop today " Gregory"s and they told me of Bills passing ,
I wanted to send my thoughts to you and your whole family, Thank
you again for the lovely Thanksgiving I spent at your home , Was that
a year ago OR (2) ???? Please stay Healthy and Well, I have always
Loved you and your Spirit !!!!
With my Fondest wishes,
Bill Rowe

Posted by Bill Rowe - Medford, MA - Coworker   November 28, 2017

Linda and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kelly (McCollum) Sheetz

Posted by Kelly Sheetz - Chicago, IL   November 28, 2017

Please accept Ed's and my sincere condolences.
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was so loved by the Seward family. I picture him in heaven talking and laughing with Wally. They were alike in their love of family and pride in each child's and grandchild's accomplishments.

Posted by Ed and Shirley sullivan - Marlboro, MA - friend   November 28, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to Flora and all of the wonderful Formosi Family. Bill was my, and many others, teacher, mentor, and friend.He led a full and meaningful life and will be greatly missed.

Posted by brad tilley - south hamilton, MA - Friend   November 28, 2017

My deepest condolences to Flora and all of the family.
Billy was like a brother to all of the Seward clan. Wally's best friend and so loved by us.
His wonderful smile and his kindness will stay with us all.

Posted by barbara Kirby - Fort Myers Beach, FL   November 27, 2017

My condolences to the family. Many years ago Mr. Formosi was my science teacher and football coach at the Emerson Junior High School in Maynard. He had a very positive influence on a lot of us kids in the early 60's.

Posted by Frank Ignachuck - Maynard, MA   November 27, 2017

My deepest sympathy goes out to you Linda and to your entire family! I'm so sorry for the loss of your father.

Posted by Donna (Barg) Hartin - Oak Park, IL - Friend   November 27, 2017

My deepest sympathy to Flora an the entire Formosi family. He had a very positive impact that has lasted through out my life. He will be missed

Posted by Jerry Indrisano (ACH 66) - Fredericksburg, VA - Student   November 27, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about this!
He was a amazing father and kept me on the straight and narrow. I loved the ice skating rinks he made for the kids in the winter and the peas he you to grow that we use to steal of the fence .... my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Posted by Alison Waugh Flynn - Hollis, NH - Neighbor   November 27, 2017

My sincerest condolences to Flora and all of the Formosi family members. Bill was an invaluable mentor to me at Pickering Middle School and I truly treasured the friendship that evolved over forty years
As an athlete, coach and teacher , Bill made a positive difference in the lives of countless students,

Posted by ray donnelly - peabody, MA - Friend   November 27, 2017

Dearest Flora,
Heartsick for you. My prayers are with you and your family. "Wonderful Billy" will always watch over you.
Susan Owens, Huckleberry Hill School,Lynnfield

Posted by Susan Owens - Danvers, MA - Coworker   November 26, 2017

My deepest condolences to all of the Formosi Family.

Posted by Christine Carpenter - Lynnfield, MA - Friend   November 26, 2017

With deepest sympathy to Flora and Family. May Billy RIP....the Alphen Family! He is going to be missed.

Posted by Donna Alphen - Lynnfield, MA - Neighbor   November 26, 2017

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