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William Matthew Kotowski

On May 12, 2022, William (Bill) Kotowski of The Villages, Florida (formerly of Malden, MA and

Lynnfield, MA), passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of his wife, Palma.

Born on October 8, 1945, he was raised in Malden, Massachusetts by his parents, the late Boleslaw and Petronella Kotowski, and graduated from Malden High School with the class of 1964. His early years were spent in the construction trades and finally as an inspector for the City of Malden where he retired after 18 years of service.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Palma (Dilorenzo) Kotowski, his sons: William Kotowski, Jr. and his wife Joanna of Malden, MA; Michael Kotowski and his wife AnnMarie of Tewksbury, MA; David Kotowski of Florida; and his daughter Christine

(Tina) Valway of Milford, MA. He is also survived by five cherished grandchildren, Wm Matthew Kotowski Ill of Malden, MA; Alexandra Kotowski of Newburyport, MA; Jamie (Valway) Ficaro and her husband Joseph of Uxbridge, MA; Jesse Valway of Lowell, MA; and John Geary IV of Dracut, MA. He will also be lovingly missed by Brother In Law Michael Dilorenzo and his wife Toni of Florida and many nephews and nieces.

Bill was a big guy with a gentle demeanor. He greeted everyone with a smile and his compassion knew no bounds. Among his passions were golf and the camaraderie he shared with his lifelong golf buddies, who were more like brothers than friends; and his family, with whom he was funny, loving and selfless.

We warmly extend an invitation to family and friends to join us in Celebrating Bill’s Life: Saturday, June 25th, 2022 from 12:00-3:00 pm

Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden, MA

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Bill’s memory to

Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages, Florida 32162

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