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William P. Simonetti, 66, formerly of Belmont and Newton Centre. Died on Aug. 20, 2018. He was the beloved son of the late William T. and Andreana (Tornabene) Simonetti. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1969 and received his B.S. in Education in 1975 at Northeastern University where he was on the Dean’s List and the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee. Bill’s ambition from childhood was to become a middle school teacher. However, sadly, his dream was never realized due to a tragic car accident. Prior to the accident, Bill had worked as a counselor, tutor and classroom instructor especially focused on helping learning-disabled children. After the accident, he valiantly overcame some of his injuries and found new ways to help others. Later in life, due to a severe fall, he became a resident of Golding Living Center, West Newton, where he passed away. Bill is survived by his loving Aunt Mary R. Tornabene of Newton Centre, his devoted brother James E. Simonetti of Lowell, his caring friend of many years Shelley Patterson of Watertown, his former sister-in-law, Denise Simonetti of Norwood, his nieces, Christina Simonetti and her husband Israel Renton of Austin, TX. And Danielle Simonetti of Newton Centre, his cousin, Helen Hurley and her husband Kevin of East Bridgewater and many relatives. Visiting hours in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Road Belmont on Saturday Aug 25th from 9:00-10:00 Am. Followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart Church 1317 Centre Street Newton at 10:30 Am. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William P. Simonetti Scholarship Fund, Northeastern University, c/o Carla Kindt, 402 CP, 360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA. 02115.