William P. Fumicello

May 19, 2020

William P. Fumicello
U.S. Veteran

US Army

WWII

William Phillip Fumicello – age 90 passed away at the Hearthstone at Choate unit in Woburn, on May 19, 2020. Cherished father of John William Fumicello and his wife Kathy, Mark William Fumicello and his wife Carol, Debra, Scott William Fumicello and his wife Shawn, Wayne William Fumicello and his wife Liz, William Phillip III “Chip” and the late William Jr. Dear brother of Lorraine (Lolly) Gamby and the late Phillis (Fifi) Lanzo and Margret (Tootsie) Gutkowski. Also lovingly survived by five grandchildren and three great children that he adored and doted on. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in honor of Bills to Hearthstone at Choate Unit, 23 Warren Ave, Woburn MA 01801.

William Phillip Fumicello, age 90 passed away at the Hearthstone at Choate unit in Woburn, on May 19, 2020. Bill was a resident at Hearthstone for the last two years receiving the exceptional care and love from the staff. Because he contracted COVID-19, it was his Hearthstone family that was gratefully with him as he passed onto his next life.

He was born in East Boston to Nunzio and Anna (Alongi) Fumicello. He was born in East Boston and later moved to Chelsea, enlisting in the Army at 17 years old. He received his GED while serving in Germany in the aftermath of World War II. He had two distinctively different careers; first, working in the warehouse at Industrial Stainless Steel in Cambridge eventually being elevated to corporate buyer. He also had a second career as a carpenter working with Fineberg Associates in Boston.

He was a member of the Towanda Club and part of the bowling league for years. Bill coached Woburn Pop Warner Football during the early childhood years of three of his five sons, which he loved.  Coaching with the kids was something that created great memories for him and those that played for him.

Golf was a passion, starting with the influence of the Eisenhower years, becoming a longtime member of the Woburn Country Club and continuing into his retirement in Phoenix AZ. Bill golfed and worked out almost every day in his retirement until he was 83 years old when the physical skills were “just not what they used to be”. He had a great sense of humor, always coming up with an unexpected comment that you just had to laugh at.

Bill is predeceased by his parents Nunzio and Anna, his wife June (Pennie), his son, William Jr. and his Sisters Phillis (Fifi) Lanzo and Margret (Tootsie) Gutkowski. He is survived by his sister Lorraine (Lolly) Gamby, his children John William and his wife Kathy, Mark William and his wife Carol, Debra, Scott William and his wife Shawn, Wayne William and his wife Liz and William Phillip III (Chip).  Bill has five grandchildren and three great children that he adored and doted on.  

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in honor of Bills to  Hearthstone at Choate Unit, 23 Warren Ave, Woburn MA 01801. 

 

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  1. Domenic Capozzi

    Mark-

    I remember your Dad hanging out and watching our Football practices…

    He watched you run/get beat-up, punt, go out for passes, & generally SURVIVE The Mike Murphy Tortuous
    practices that we all, somehow managed to endure!

    It probably was key in shaping our bond/closeness as a “Band of Brothers for Life!”.

    I remember him as a great guy; so supportive of our Team!

    I think I remember him as helping to sponsor a Party at your house for us all!

    It was really cool to have a parent be ok with us underage guys drinking Beer & Wine!

    He WAS a great Guy and will be missed!

    I’ll remember him fondly…

    Best and with all my love to you & your Family,

    Domenic & Mary Capozzi

  2. Domenic Capozzi

    Mark-

    I remember your Dad hanging out and watching our Football practices…

    He watched you run/get beat-up, punt, go out for passes, & generally SURVIVE The Mike Murphy Torching practices that we all, somehow managed to endure!

    It probably was key in shaping our bond/closeness as a “Band of Brothers for Life!”.

    I remember him as a great guy; so supportive of our Team!

    I think I remember him as helping to sponsor a Party at your house for us all!

    It was really cool to have a parent be ok with us underage guys drinking Beer & Wine!

    He WAS a great Guy and will be missed!

    I’ll remember him fondly…

    Best and with all my love to you & your Family,

    Domenic & Mary Capozzi

  3. Domenic Capozzi

    Mark-

    We’re so sorry for the passing of your Dad.

    I remember him hanging out at our football practices watching you punt and run & doing your best with the rest of us!

    We could tell how proud of you he was!

    I remember fondly of him as a real nice guy!

    I think I remember him helping to run a team party at your house too!

    I even bought an Oldsmobile Broan from him! He took real good care of me!

    We’ll all miss him!

    It’s funny with that generation, they don’t make them that way anymore!

    With all our fond memories of him and love to you & your family…

    All the best!

    Mary & Domenic Capozzi

  4. Bob & Anita Palmer

    So sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Although I knew your father from more than 30 years ago I knew him as one of the nicest and likeable people I would ever know. I’m sure he only got better with age. Very sad to hear of his passing.

  6. Dianne Connor Carbone

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Great guy, I always remember him with that awesome smile. You were very lucky to have him for so long. Cherish the memories.

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