William J . Simoneau Jr ., age 80, of Lynnfield passed away on Monday January 4 after contracting COVID-19.
He was born in Lynn on March 5, 1940 to the late William and Blanche (Grue) Simoneau .
William moved to Lynnfield at the age of 8 and was a lifelong member of that community. After graduating from Tilton Academy and Northeastern University he worked at the General Electric for over 30 years, rising to the level of Plant Manager of the Gear Plant in Lynn. In his free time, and in retirement, William was an avid sailor, cruising his boat, the Westie II, around the northeast seaboard. He also was a master woodworker and craftsman building furniture, cabinetry, and art pieces for his home and family.
He is the beloved husband of Victoria (Lund) Simoneau , his high school sweetheart, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, William leaves, a daughter: Susan Francoeur and her husband Edward of North Andover, a son: William Simoneau III and his wife Jennifer of North Andover, and five cherished grandchildren: Sarah Francoeur, Courtney Francoeur, Brendan Simoneau , Jared Simoneau , and Gavin Simoneau .
A small private funeral service will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Winchester Hospital Healthcare Heroes Fund.