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“With deep sympathy from the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative Our Lady of the Assumption and St Maria Goretti parish,staff, parishioners and the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Mary lou Goodwin - Peabody, MA

“Sending your family out deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of your father.Phil and Madelyn GiampaWakefield ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Madelyn Giampa - Wakefield, MA

“Mike was my first boss coming off the EDP program in Lynn in 1970 and he was a great teacher and mentor. I had prepared for a career in the auto...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jon A Ebacher - Jacksonville, FL

“Michael, It is hard for me to find words to express my thoughts and feelings about you. Kindness, nevertheless, echoes in any sentence that I can...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ray Ushani - lynnfield, MA

“Where do I begin with what an amazing person Michael was? When I was in Jr. High School, many years ago, I met Michael's daughter, Carol Ann. Carol...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Worster - Dahlonega, GA

“I am sorry to learn of Mike's passing. I am happy for his long and successful life. He was a true gentleman and possessed a kind spirit. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lloyd Thompson - Marblehead, MA

“Mike was a great friend and college for many tears. We worked on many projects over the years at GE and I was always impressed with Mike's knowledge...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joe Palladino - North Andover, MA

“Mr. Tomich fondly known as "Mr. T" always greeted people with a warm smile and a good, firm handshake. "How ARE you?", he'd ask. He was caring and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Dad had a very long and very full life. He brought class and honor to everything he did. We will miss him. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: John Tomich - Lynnfield, MA


Tomich, Michael J, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 at the age of 96. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late John M. Tomich and Mary (Chantala) Tomich, immigrants from Eastern Europe looking for a better life for their children.

Michael was in aviation school as WW2 started, and served his country proudly as a Staff Sergeant airplane mechanic stationed in Northern Africa. After the war, he earned his Bachelor's degree from NYU under the GI Bill of Rights and began a 50 year career as an engineer at General Electric. In 1955, he married Helen, the love of his life, and in 1958 they moved to Lynnfield to raise their family. He worked tirelessly, receiving numerous supervisory promotions, and was credited for the invention of a system to contain broken turbine blades in the event of a jet engine failure. As a member of the self-sufficient "Greatest Generation," he performed almost every home and car repair project, with meticulous precision. As a good neighbor, he generously gave of himself with his expertise, tools, and time. As a good father and grandfather, he gave his love and support, and delighted in the successes and achievements of his family. As a good husband, he showed his love for his wife in ways too numerous to count. He had a passion for square dancing, opera, and symphonies, and took great pride in his lawn and his shrubs. He waged daily war with the dandelions and squirrels who threatened his property. After retirement at the age of 75, he relished his regular meetings with his GE "old timers" groups. His resiliency was near legendary, as he bounced back from many medical aliments over his final 21 years, including falling off the roof at age 88 while trying to clear the gutters. He was a testimony to the power of exercise, good nutrition, and clean living. He cherished 60 years of marriage to Helen, who worked to the age of 90. He would greet her at their front door with his signature daiquiri when she returned home. After her passing, Michael's children and grandchildren treasured their time with him, knowing that every moment with him was a gift.

He leaves behind John M. Tomich and wife Susan of Lynnfield, Carol-Ann Sullivan and her husband Joseph of Peabody, and Paul S. Tomich and his wife Lisa Stevenson of Brookline. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, David and his wife Claire of Cambridge, MA, Theresa Sullivan of Niskayuna, NY, Jennifer Tomich of Brookline MA, and Daniel Sullivan of Peabody, MA. Also survived by his sister-in-law Catherine Wubbenhorst of North Miami, FL. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Blitvich) Tomich.

Funeral is from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield, on Friday, March 22 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St, Lynnfield, MA at 10 AM. Visitation for friends and relatives will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 21, from 4-8 PM. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boston Lyric Opera, PO Box 847897, Boston, MA 02284.