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  • 69 years old
  • Born on January 2, 1942 .
  • Passed away on January 31, 2011 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, William J. Finn who was born on January 2, 1942 and passed away on January 31, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Please share your stories, uplooad pictures, comment on pictures and leave a tribute to remember him here. Bill was loved by many and will be missed by all, but mostly, me,  Perry-Nicholas Isch, his partner in love and life.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to "The Point Foundation" thepointfoundation.org an educational charity. Bill's passion was teaching and would have wanted any money you would spend on flowers to go to a foundation like this in his honor. Thank you

Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 30th January 2018
hard to believe its been 7 years, it seems like a lifetime. I think of you today and know you are watching over me. I will never stop missing you. You were an amazing man who brought smiles to everyone, made strangers feel like friends, and more.. It seemed like fate that we met and shared our life together for the years we did. i know you wanted the best for me and feel like you had a hand in guiding Bryan into my life. He has filled the hole in my heart left with your passing. Thank you for that and for watching over me. #forevermissed
Posted by Amy Berkowitz on 1st January 2018
Happy Birthday Mr. Finn. You taught me and my sister and we are forever grateful for your kindness and knowledge. I hope you can now meet Zeke in person (the guy who haunted your house). Halloween would never be the same in Washingtonville without the Zeke story.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 1st January 2018
dear sweet bill, today i remember your birthday, little did we realize it would be your last one a month from now. you never wanted a fuss about your birthday but i cant help but think of you every year on this date. i also know you are at peace and continue to look over me as my guardian angel. thank you , love you always and happy birthday bill, forever-missed, never forgotten.
Posted by Stephen Butler on 1st February 2017
Hi Bill, Thinking of all the good times with you, our good friend. Hope you are at peace. So sorry you had to leave the party so soon and hard to believe it was 6 years ago.
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on 30th January 2017
Dear Bill and Friends of Bill, It is hard to believe that you have been gone for 6 years already. I truly miss your friendships and hospitality for all the times I had conferences in Orlando. Miss you so much!
Posted by Kathy Garvey on 30th January 2017
Perry today I think about you as well as Bill. I hope you have found someone to share your life. Bill , as you know, was all about living. Would love to hear from you. Remember, I loved him too.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 30th January 2017
6 years ago today was the most difficult day of my life, how could i go on without you, how could i cope? my life was in chaos. thank you for watching over me these last 6 years. i know you have been my guardian angel from above. you are loved and forever missed.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 1st January 2017
Happy birthday bill. I think of you often and am thankful for your love. I thank you this day 6 years later for bringing love back into my life. I know you watch down on me from heaven and guide me with purpose. It is because of you that I can once again love and be loved. Bryan has always supported my love for you and has been an amazing husband. I have so many wonderful memories of you that will last a lifetime. RIP my sweet bill.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 30th January 2016
seems so long yet as close as yesterday... 5 years can go by in the blink of an eye. i will forever miss you Bill and today i am reminded of all the incredible memories we have. RIP love, know that I love you always
Posted by Lucille Strommer on 2nd January 2016
Still having a hard time believing you are gone.....awaiting your Saturday call to catch up and for you to have your "Lucille" fix.....miss you terribly........
Posted by Clark Winchester on 1st January 2016
Hey friends of Bill. I loved his get to it personality. He taught me the proper way to walk a dog. On walking Riff Raff, we'd comment on how nice this house was and that one and disqusting a neghibor's yard looked. This all sounds like trivia but how I'd love to do it again. Love always, Clark
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on 1st January 2016
Dear Bill, Happy Birthday in Heaven. I will have a Hazelnut. Coffee with those great cookies you used to make. Love, Robert(John) Katulak
Posted by Stephen Butler on 1st January 2016
Hey Bill, Thinking of you today. Sometimes I sit and remember fondly our trips to "Billy's playhouse" and Florida. Still hard to believe my friend Bill is gone. Hope you are having a great time in that playhouse in the sky. Love you Bill.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 1st January 2016
Happy birthday bill. Forever in my thoughts.
Posted by DEMITRI "JIMMY" HIOTELES on 31st January 2015
You still are in my memory and my heart. You were and are a priceless friend never to be forgotten!
Posted by Clark Winchester on 30th January 2015
HI Bill. You are part of my existance today because you will always be a part of me and all the others living or passed over. That is what makes us whole, our past, present. I have no future but NOW, at this moment. Bill use to walk the dogs with me every day , Afterwards we'd have coffee. Perry, I know you loved him.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 30th January 2015
Hard to comprehend its been 4 years since I lost you. this morning i awoke thinking of you and this day, all this time later and its still difficult. I am so glad I made this lifelong tribute for you. It helps to read through the tributes and notes from all those you touched. The years have been challenging to say the least. But through all the ups and downs the love we shared continues to be my strength. You were so proud of the business I had started and encouraged me always. It's ironic the involvement the business has with schools these days, somehow I feel connected to you though it. Thank you my love, for all we shared and for watching over me. With all my heart I love you. You will never be forgotten & Forever Missed Bill.
Posted by Annette Bismarck on 30th January 2015
Never does a day go by that you aren't in my thoughts. I miss you more than words could ever express. My heart will never heal. I wish I could talk to you once more. You were the brother I wish I had, & the friend that was always honest when I needed truth. There were so many good times we had together. No one can take those moments away. They will remain imbedded in my heart & mind forever. I miss you my William.
Posted by Patricia Sherman on 2nd January 2015
He is still here because I still hear him in my head, see him in my mind, and feel him in my heart. He left a huge impression on so many people. Happy Birthday Bill.
Posted by Kathy Garvey on 1st January 2015
I've had my share of losses but this one still hurts. He simply will never be replaced. God bless you Perry, you were a gift to Bill I'll never forget.
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on 1st January 2015
We miss you and your delicious food and sense of humor.Happy BIRTHDAY in Heaven. I am sure you are hosting coffee right now. Love, Robert(John) and Johanna Katulak Florida New York
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 1st January 2015
Happy birthday Bill. I know you always hated anyone recognizing your birthday but I still told you every year. If i could load 73 candles here i would. Hard to believe it's been 4 years since loosing you. Thank you for looking over me and being my guardian angel. Forever in my heart.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 30th January 2014
Today I awoke with memories of this day 3 years ago. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. I assumed all was going to be ok and you were winning the fight. Loosing you turned my world upside down and 3 years later its as difficult as yesterday. I was/am fortunate to have wonderful, loving friends to help me through. Today I lost my lover, my friend, my partner.. fitting that I found this site to create a lasting memorial for you Bill, "Forever Missed". Rest in peace my love.
Posted by Annette Bismarck on 30th January 2014
Not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind. The times we shared together were truly priceless moments. I miss you so much & will go on missing you for the rest of my life. You will always be in my heart, my friend & truly the brother I never had. Love you my Billy, xxx ooo
Posted by DEMITRI "JIMMY" HIOTELES on 1st January 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL! After 3 years you are not forgotten. It seems like only yesterday we shared Christmas together with you and Perry. You will always be with us if not in the physical, but in our memories and in our hearts. Much Love Demitri "Jimmy"
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 1st January 2014
Happy birthday bill, hard to believe its been 3 years. You are missed and always will be loved. Forever, perry
Posted by Patricia Sherman on 1st January 2014
Happy Birthday Bill. Every once in a while I see a white convertible and half expect to see you driving with your perfect hair and collar turned up. How did you keep your hair from being a mess....in a convertible? Hope there are beaches where you are. I know how you loved to bask in the sun. Think of you often.
Posted by Gene Moore on 8th May 2013
Carlos and I still miss Bill terribly. His cheery funny demeanor and stories enlivened our weekends whenever we drove up from NYC for the weekend. We'd first tour his gardens to see what was in bloom, then head inside to sit on the floor of his "garden room" to have coffee and gossip. Much fun, and a "forever" memory.
Posted by Frances Amelio on 7th May 2013
My dear friend Bill, how I miss our calls and visits. Always in my heart.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 6th May 2013
Its national teacher appreciation day and i find myself thinking of you today. How many lives you enriched in your 3 + decades of teaching. Today i reflect on how fortunate and blessed to have the time with you that i did. you are forever missed Bill.
Posted by Marvin Strong on 30th January 2012
As I drive by Pelican Bay on a daily basis I often reflect back on Bill and the laughs and humor he shared. Bill was one hell of a guy. RIP my friend, you are are forever in my heart and truly missed.
Posted by Suzanne Chartier on 30th January 2012
Perry I woke thinking of you and your life with Bill. I called to wish you a good day. Thinking of all your memories that you shared is a good thing. Memories are the forever lasting feelings that we hang on to. Its been 15 years since Charlie passd and I still think of him everyday. Thank God for our times we shared with our loved ones. You are heavy in my thoughts today. Remember 143 Mom
Posted by Clark Winchester on 30th January 2012
I sometimes wonder if respect means as much as love.I loved Bill but what attracted me to him was his unconditional acceptance of his friends. Also liked his quick wit. He was like a mentor and once took me to a fish fry at Halifax Golf Club. He says to me, " Clark, this is the first time that Ihave seen you let your hair down and truly enjoyed yourself.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 30th January 2012
A year has seemed like a lifetime and has also passed as quickly as a moment. Thankful of the life we shared and the memories created, I will cherish both forever.
Posted by Annette Bismarck on 30th January 2012
I love you and miss you very much. There is never a day that you are not in my thoughts. I cherish the time that we spent together. The "fun" times will follow me for the rest of my days. I will always remember and thank God that you were part of my life and for that matter, always will be. Happy 1st. Birthday in heaven, my brother. xxx ooo
Posted by Frances Amelio on 30th January 2012
Dearest Bill...It has been a year today and it's still hard to believe you're gone. That smile, that aligh...that you. Always in my thoughts Love Fran
Posted by Dee Whelan Smith on 28th January 2012
Mr. Finn, you were by far the best teacher I've ever had! I'm so sorry to hear of your passing. You touched so many lives, whether you know it or not. All of us Trolls bring a piece of you along with us through this journey on earth! RIP!!
Posted by Kent Hottinger on 2nd January 2012
I really missed sharing our birthdays together yesterday, Bill. Skip and I still miss our morning coffee hours with you, discussing/solving the world problems. Perry, may 2012 bring you comfort and peace, knowing how much Bill is loved/missed by all his friends. Pelican Bay will never be the same again without our Billyville Mayor!!
Posted by Jean Bolton on 1st January 2012
Dear Bill, The calendar turns and the year starts with thinking of you on your birthday. May you rest in peace and watch down with a smile at all of us who still miss you so very much. Perry, thiniking of you today as well. Peace and love to you. Jean
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on 1st January 2012
DEAR BILL, We all miss you and will miss coming to your house for the Daytona 5oo this year. Your favorite boy, our son, Robert has moved closer to you in South Carolina. Rest in Peace dear friend! Robert & Johanna Katulak
Posted by Frances Amelio on 1st January 2012
HappyBirthday Dear Friend....You are so missed...always in my Heart Hold your glass high and toast Billy. Love You Fran
Posted by Kathy Garvey on 1st January 2012
What's to say except miss you miss you miss you
Posted by Cathie Gaspard on 1st January 2012
I am sure Bill is celebrating big today in heaven. He loved parties and people. Nothing would stop him from having a good time. Happy Birthday Bill.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 1st January 2012
Happy Birthday Billy. thinking of you today. today would have marked your 70th young birthday which you wouldn't want anyone to acknowledge ( but we all would). It seems almost sureal that a year has passed. you are thought of each and every day. Many reflected and mentioned your absence at the annual New years party in Lauderdale. You are remembered with much love, RIP my love.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 24th December 2011
My first Christmas without you.. to say its difficult would be an understatement. I remember our first Christmas and all our other firsts. You made my life complete and filled it with love and I know I did the same for you. My heart aches everyday your not with me. I enjoyed Chuck's birthday and spend Christmas eve with Bruce and Karen. You were missed and remembered by all. Love you
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 23rd November 2011
Thinking of you today and reflecting how thankful I am to have shrared our lives together. Missing you
Posted by Frances Amelio on 20th November 2011
Hey my handsome Billy, Another holiday without talking to you. You're in my thoughts and prayers always. Love you Fran
Posted by Patricia Sherman on 20th November 2011
Isn't it amazing how many people can be affected by one person. With a twinkle in his eye, a keen wit and a knowing smile he had a way of making everyone around him smile. He taught me so much about life and how to live it and I will forever carry some of those ideas with me. Thank you, Bill, for being my guide for a short time. You will be missed very much.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on 1st October 2011
244 days since you were taken from me. I sit today and think about how full my life was with you, how much you completed me, and how very lucky I am to have had the life with you that i did. I love you and miss you terribly.
Posted by Kent Hottinger on 4th June 2011
Dear Perry, There is not a day that goes by that we don't think about our beloved friend, Bill. He is truly missed by everyone. . . .Pelican Bay will never be the same again without our "Mayor". Perry, may you find peace and comfort.

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