William P. Forristall III

  • Born: January 27, 1970
  • Died: July 9, 2017
  • Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458

Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

William P. Forristall, III, of Newton, formerly of Arlington, July 9, 2017. Beloved husband of Mikhaila Forristall of Newton, devoted father of Liam Paul Forristall and Sydney Lynne Forristall of Newton. Son of William P. Forristall Jr. of Arlington. Grandson of the late William P. and Lucille Forristall of Arlington. Loving nephew of Richard and Lynne Barletta of Arlington and Robert and Maureen Gray of Middleboro. Cousin of the late Rickee Barletta of Arlington and Jeaneen Barletta of Arlington. Brother in law of Stephen D. Heaslip and his wife Kathleen of Dedham, and loving uncle to their eight sons. William graduated Arlington High School and then entered the Marine Corps. He was a talented artist who loved spending time with his children. Services will be private.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Billy, I can't believe all the time that has passed since you left us. You are sadly missed., and in our prayers. God Bless Uncle Bob, Aunt Maureen, and your cousins Tom, and Bob. RIP

Posted by Robert Gray - Middleboro, MA - Family   July 10, 2022

I will miss and LOVE you Bill every day for the rest of my life....DAD

Posted by William Forristall Jr. - Arlington, MA   July 26, 2017


Dear Mikhaila, Liam and Sydney,

We are thinking of you all and sending Love for your hearts and Peace for your souls. Bill was such a kind and caring coach to Alex, and to all of the kids. We wish him a peaceful and gentle journey.

With much love,
The W-Fs

Posted by Lisa Williams-Ferreira - West Roxbury, MA - Family Friend   July 20, 2017

Dear Sydney,

I remember the countless times your dad dropped you off to kindergarten and picked you up when you started school at Bowen. He was always so proud of you!

I'm so sorry and sad to hear about your family's loss. You, your mom and your brother Liam are in my thoughts and prayers.

I'm sending you a hug right now ....

With affection,
Mrs. Sheehy, your kindergarten teacher

Posted by A friend   July 16, 2017

To Liam and Sydney: I am so sad to hear of your loss. I am thinking about you, your mother, and your family. I can only imagine how proud your father was of you both!

Posted by Krystyna Chmielinski - Brookline, MA - Teacher   July 16, 2017

Bill, my dear friend.... you will be missed by so many people. My heart breaks knowing that your kind words and incredible sense of humor will not be able to be shared anymore. You truly made an impact on my life and I will miss you. We had many memories that make me laugh just thinking about. Rest peacefully my friend.

Posted by Susie M - Friend   July 14, 2017

Mikhaila, Sydney, Liam. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I had to reach out as soon as I heard the news. My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. Please know that you will all be in my prayers.

Posted by Nicole Davis Cameau - Hyde Park, MA - Teacher   July 14, 2017

Billy I will love you forever...you were a great brother and a father. I hope to see you again someday....I will miss you forever.

Posted by A friend   July 14, 2017


I love you...Rest now my brother. I was just notified I could send a candle. Love your lil sis xoxo

Posted by A friend   July 14, 2017

Mikhaila, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Wenning Family

Posted by Brenda Wenning - WABAN, MA - Friend   July 14, 2017

My dear brother Billy, you will be truly missed. I love you with all my heart. I'll never forget the day during one of our walks (after not seeing each other most of our lives) you said..."Julie this is so beautiful,I finally got to know and love my baby sister" You left us too soon. My heart and prayers are with you always and forever....I love you, love your baby sister, Julie Ann. xoxox

Posted by A friend   July 14, 2017

Bill was such an awesome guy, he was my work bestie and became on of my favorite people right away . Sadly we only knew eachother for a short time , but we became fast friends . he talked about his kids often and loved them so much . I miss him more every day . My thoughts and prayers are with his family .
Love yah Bill I wish I told you that more

Posted by Maggie Mulrooney    July 13, 2017

Uncle Bob and Aunt Maureen, and your cousins Tom Gray and Bob Gray are so sad to here of my nephew and Godson Billy passing. My heart goes out to your Dad and My brother Bill. I know your sister Julie and your brother Jimmy are devastated. So sad for Mikhaila , Liam and Sydney. God Bless your family and you will always be in our prayers, RIP Billy. Love the Gray Family

Posted by Robert and Maureen Gray - Middleboro, MA - Family   July 13, 2017

Bill worked with me, helping men who struggled with addiction. He was well loved and will be remembered for his smile, laughter and generosity. He was patient, compassionate and always eager to help. Bill was professional, and modeled how to be a kind human being. Bill loved his children and often showed pictures of them to his co workers as well as sharing how proud he was of them. The world has truly lost a dear soul. My sincere thoughts and prayers go to the entire family and I am sure you will feel his presence in the days ahead.


Posted by A friend   July 13, 2017

Forristall Family, our sincere regrets for your loss. Remembering many late nights of baseball at the Bowen upper field with your lovely family. Anything we can do to help, we are a phone call away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Eddie,Michelle,and Eddie Junior Murray

Posted by A friend   July 13, 2017

I had only knew Bill for a short time. We worked together, he was a good man, and a great co-worker. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Posted by Robin - Weymouth   July 13, 2017