Flag Will Fly Over US Capitol for "Mr. Fam."

PLUS: Memorial service information.

Forestdale 8th graders on their class trip to Washington, DC may have missed Paul Famiglietti's memorial services at Malden High School last weekend, so for now, they'll bring Malden's flair for memorializing to the capital.

An American flag will fly over the US Capitol building in honor of the hometown hero, with the class later transporting the gift home for the Famiglietti family.

Paul's wife Susan is a teacher at the school.

“Just found out they are flying a flag over the Capitol building in Washington DC for my Dad Thursday and sending the flag home with my Mom's school during their eighth grade trip!” Famiglietti's daughter Amy wrote on Facebook. “MY DAD...Just a regular everyday guy who wore tshirts and jeans every day!

“First time I've been happy and excited about something since Saturday...legit just skipped into my house,” she said, then adding several smiley faces. “My dad wouldn't have believed all of this!”

“(We) didn't realize how many hearts my dad touched,” she wrote in another update.


Celebration of Famiglietti's life continues

Famiglietti was so popular, his nickname, “Mr. Fam,” became one of Twitter's trending topics in the Boston area when news of his death spread among students.

Since then, an unidentified fan a memorial Facebook page with over 500 followers has sprung up, with messages from family friends, old classmates and both new and former students.

Others shared videos of Famiglietti already uploaded onto YouTube, including this performance at the 2007 MHS Faculty Fall Follies with student Mark Damon, to the thunderous applause of students.

Another video shows him joking around with students in 2008. More recently, one student uploaded a video tribute to the site.



Memorial services have been announced for Malden High School study teacher Paul Famiglietti, who died in a tragic motorcycle crash earlier this week.

The family's wake will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Doherty Funeral Home at 855 Broadway in Somerville.

The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Clement Church on 64 Warner St. in Medford.

Memorial donations may be made to The Paul Famiglietti Scholarship Fund, Malden High School, 77 Salem Street, Malden, MA, 02148

The family has requested that any students with photos of Famiglietti email them to thedancestudio06@aol.com for use in a slideshow for the proceedings.

More information can be found at Famiglietti's memorial page.

Cheryl Hoffman April 19, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Myheart goes out to the family and I have seen the loss the students are feeling as my daughter was a student in his study hall and the music program at the school. There could not have been a better tribute the the Washington field trip.


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