Paul D. Forlizzi

Died: 2018-11-24
Resided in: Boxford, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH : Overflow parking at Fuller Meadow School 143 S Main, Rt 114
Viewing date: 2018-12-03 / 4pm-8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2018-12-04 / 10:30am
Service location: St. Rose of Lima, Park St., Topsfield, MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2018-12-04
Cemetery: Boxford Village
Contributions: see link below:

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Paul Forlizzi, 76, of Boxford died peacefully and suddenly, under a palm tree on a golf course in Hawaii. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 40 years, Donna, who will miss him every day. He was the brother of his twin, Peter (Patty) and younger brothers Joseph (Michele) and John (Lynne), as well as brother-in-law Bill (Karen). His father Joseph and mother Ann predeceased him. He has many loving nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

He was born in Woburn and grew up in "South Meffa". He attended Medford schools, Newman Prep and Lowell Tech. Leaving Lowell Tech, he became a ski bum, learning to ski by day, and being a waiter at night. His passion for skiing continued throughout his life and he was looking forward to several trips this winter.

Uncle Sam came calling and Paul served two years in the US Army in South Korea and was a Colonel's driver.

He was a Project Manager at the MBTA retiring 15 years ago to a life of golf, skiing, traveling and living in his beloved Boxford. He enjoyed puttering around the house and working outside in all four seasons. He so enjoyed his wonderful golf friends and the fun they had in all their games, especially winning the money. He skied in New England, out west and Europe with family, friends and even his wife. He traveled many places with wonderful friends and enjoyed it all. And for those who would listen, he followed all the rules of his doctor, Dr. Oz, eating healthy and exercising faithfully and trying to convince you to do the same. But he really enjoyed all the family stuff - reminiscing with his brothers, vacationing and playing with the kids, celebrating the holidays and just being around all of them.

ONLINE condolences below:

Donna and all of Paul's family and friends. I am incredibly sad for this loss, Paul was such a kind and loving individual. Christine Rein (friend of Donna's)
Donna and family I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you Donna. . He was your true companion. Jean Plotka
Words cannot say or do justice on the sadness we all feel. Donna my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your entire family. Andrew
Donna, I will always remember Paul's energy and passion for everything he did. It is a shocking loss. He will be missed. Mark Singer
Donna and Paul and family, our hearts are broken along with yours. Paul was such a great guy and will be missed so much. Donna we love you, Phyllis and Steve
Donna, I am so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful friend and person. I will miss him dearly. Ralph Giannato
So sorry for your loss Forlizzi family. Not sure who wrote this obituary but it is quite lovely and although it was many moons ago I met Paul, I am sorry to hear of his passing but it certainly seems that he lived a wonderful life.
Donna: Words are hard to express my sorrow and pain for you and your family. Just know I care, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Janet Yoken
Ahhh, what sad news to hear. I loved hearing about Phil's joie de vivre. He appreciated life!! Antoinette Russell (a friend and colleague of Donna's)
Donna, We share in your sadness as we remember Paul. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ken and Loretta
Donna and family, My heart is broken for you. What an incredible loss. Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. Much love Diane Taylor-Vetree and family
Donna, so so sorry for your sudden loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Paul enjoyed life with his skiing, golf and the wonderful trips that you and he took together. Cherish them. Thoughts and Prayers, God Bless. Toby
Donna, very sorry for your loss. Paul always seemed to be smiling and that always made me smile. He will be missed dearly. Damon DeVito
So sorry Donna to hear of your loss.. Thinking of you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Kathy Woods
Donna, you and I went to the CPA review course together in 1992, and we bonded as two of the "older generation" preparing for the exam. I remember we agreed we were glad we didn't have to worry about dating or having a social life while studying -- we could just focus on the exam. I happened to see the obituary for Paul in today's Globe and am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband. He sounds like a dynamic person and life partner. Although I never knew him, reading the obituary convinced me he lived life to the fullest. Please accept my condolences. Warmly, Jane Jackson
I'm so sorry for the sudden loss of your husband Paul my heart goes out to you and your family he was a wonderful person and I can see you both enjoyed life very much together again so sorry for your loss Anne Addonizio
To Donna and the entire Forlizzi Family. I am so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. I hope the memories of him and support from family and friends will bring you peace and comfort. You and your family are in my prayers. With Deepest Sympathy. Diane Scimeca
Donna , our hearts are broken, I am so glad we got together at Oyes, we Laughed,Drank, Ate, and Danced all night. Our guys were like 20yr olds, We had so much fun, I will always remember his smile, his jokes. We will cherish all the times we spent together over the years . Love Donna Addonizio,xo
My dearest Donna, Richie and I are praying for you. So sorry to hear of Paulís sudden passing. Words cannot express how we are praying for your strength! Love you Richie & Lynne

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