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Paul B. King

October 12, 1940 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Paul King Obituary

In Loving Memory of Paul B. King Jr. (1940-2023) 

Paul B. King Jr., 83, of Tyngsboro, MA, peacefully passed away in the early hours of Monday, November 27, 2023, surrounded by loved ones at Lowell General Hospital. 

A loving father, grandfather, brother, friend, and partner, Paul left an indelible mark on the lives of those around him. If you knew Paul, you will remember his humor, his infectious smile, his wit, and his many amazing stories. Depending who you asked, his stories may or may not have been true- but he did in fact wrestle an alligator in Florida (although it was a small one).  One gift Paul possessed was making everyone feel welcome, and his friendly, outgoing personality meant he made friends wherever he went. 

Born in Malden in 1940 and raised in Medford, Paul was the son of the late Leonore (Sullivan) King and Paul B. King Sr. He graduated from Medford High School in the class of 1959.

While growing up in Medford, he met his beloved late wife, Judy (Wallace) King, “the girl from across the street”. They moved to Reading to raise their family together and were married for 45 years. Everyone was welcome in their house, and there was never a dull moment. They loved each other and their long-lasting marriage was an inspiration to those around them. A true family man, he remained close with his siblings, and always spent memorable holidays with extended family. 

Among his many accomplishments, Paul served in the National Guard. Then, for over 30 years, he proudly worked as a store manager at Stop & Shop. His hard work and friendly demeanor allowed him to succeed in any job. After Stop & Shop, he worked with his son Brian at Northshore Hydroseeding and was the self appointed Salesman of the month four years running until his retirement.  

Some years later, at age 70, Paul found love for a second time when he met Carol Doig. In the 13 years since, Paul and Carol have enjoyed life as partners, exploring new places, spending time with family, and celebrating the joy of each new day. As snowbirds, they spent winters at their “home away from home” in Venice, FL. The respect and love they shared together has left a lasting memory on all who knew them. They were often the life of the party, pulling in others around them to join in on movie nights, comedy shows, shopping excursions, and dinner parties. He remained close with his siblings, and those gatherings were often boisterous affairs. They all traveled together to France, Italy, Germany,and Foxwoods. No matter what the topic, Paul had a way of making the last comment, and making people laugh.

If you knew Paul, he probably called you his favorite sister or niece or favorite friend, making a lot of people feel special when he was around. He remembered people and made them feel welcome. He cleared out his unsuspecting new friends of all their money in Poker. His presence at any family function meant you better go greet him where he was seated, and if you didn’t he would call out to you, “Aren’t you going to say hi!” A lot of people have a memorable Paul story, and even brief interactions meant he gave a lasting impression. 

He loved and was proud of  his children Brian and Patti and his grandchildren, Pembroke, Trent, and Matthew. 

He put on a brave front in times of difficulty, and always showed up at any party, no matter how he was feeling. You could feel his strong desire to live and enjoy each moment, even through illness or difficult times, and it inspired others around him to try and enjoy whatever moments they had too.

In addition to Carol, Paul is survived by his son Brian and his wife Emma King; his daughter Patricia (King) Fahey; his grandchildren Pembroke, Trenton and Matthew; his siblings Judy Gianotti, Jack King, Carol and her husband Chris Mrowka; his nieces and nephews; and so many other beloved family members and friends. 

Paul was predeceased by his wife Judy (Wallace) King and his sister Mary Lee Hovanian. 

The families of Paul King and Carol Doig would like to thank everyone for the love, support, and sympathy that has been shown at this time. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at Mackey Funeral Home in Middleton, MA, on Friday, April 12, 2024, followed by committal at Charles Lawn Cemetery in Reading, MA. see details below:

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 12, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Middleton, Mass
128 S Main St - Rt. 114
Middleton, MA 01949
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Celebration of Life Service
Friday
April 12, 2024

12:00 PM
Middleton, Mass
128 S Main St - Rt. 114
Middleton, MA 01949

Committal
Friday
April 12, 2024

1:00 PM
CHARLES LAWN CEMETERY
CHARLES ST.
READING, MA 01867
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