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William W. Tomczyk

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for William W. Tomczyk, who died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 29th at the Katzman Family, Center for Living in Chelsea, he was 97 years old. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral home, followed by Interment with Military Honors at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:00 p.m.

Bill was born & raised in Boston’s “Old West End”. He was educated in Boston Public Schools.  Bill enlisted in the United States Navy on December 14,1942 so he could serve his country during World War II. He served aboard the USS Colorado BB45, which he was most proud of. During his service he earned the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic – Pacific Campaign Ribbon with six stars & the Philippine Liberation with 1 star. Bill was aboard the USS Colorado in Tokyo Harbor during the signing of the surrender of the War. He was honorably discharged after 3 years of service as a Seaman 1st Class. Bill returned home after the war to his beloved West End. In the late 1980’s, Bill moved to Revere where he remained close to his family. He did not have any children of his own, however, he adored all of his nieces & nephews and treated them as if they were his own. Bill was a regular at Wonderland Dog Track in Revere, where he would go and socialize, bet on the races and simply make new friends. He could be seen sporting his USS Colorado attire. Bill was a member of the “Greatest Generation”, he lived it and he demonstrated it everyday of his life.

He is the beloved son of the late Stanley & Victoria Tomczyk. Cherished brother of Virginia V. Joltki & husband Paul of Malden, and the late Stella Moroz, Laura Caccia, Walter Tomczyk, Joseph Tomczyk & Alexander Tomczyk. Loving uncle of Michael Joltki, Michelle Scorzella & the late Susan Joltki, Richard Tomczyk, Patti Barberio, Linda Tomczyk, Michelle Gustafson, Kris Nazzaro,  Stanley Tomczyk & the late Joseph Tomczyk, Stephen Caccia, Lois Collins, John Caccia, Anita Harmon & Larry Caccia. He is also lovingly survived by many loving grandnieces & grandnephews, great grandnieces & great grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108.


Visiting Hours

Friday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home


Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:00 p.m.

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  1. Michael Reither
    Aug 26 2021

    I am a grandson of a BB-45 veterans and met Mr. Tomczyk at the submarine Colorado christening event. I am sorry for your loss – it is so sad to lose these fine veterans but I am honored to have met them. We will never forget their service. Fair winds and following seas.
    Michael Reither

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