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Paul F. Woodbury Jr.

December 31, 1946 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Paul Woodbury Jr. Obituary

Paul F. Woodbury Jr., a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on February 22, 2024, at the age of 77. Born on December 31, 1946, in Lynn, Massachusetts, Paul's life was a testament to his loving, generous, and selfless nature.

Paul was the beloved husband of Linda Haggerty, with whom he shared a life full of love and mutual respect. Together, they raised their daughter Erin Haggerty, who became a source of immense pride and joy in Paul's life. His new granddaughter Roisin Clancy added a sparkle to his eye. He is survived by his sister Judith Radwick, brother Bruce Woodbury, and many nieces & nephews.

As a young man, Paul answered the call to serve his country on the USS Lloyd Thomas, where he had the memorable experience of retrieving the astronauts from one of the Apollo missions and he was given the opportunity to travel the world. He was a proud Vietnam era veteran of the United States Navy and could always be seen in his “Tin Can Navy” hat. His dedication to service continued long after his military career as he became an active member of his community. Paul served as Vice Commander of the American Legion, where he was not only a leader but also a steadfast supporter of his fellow veterans.

In addition to his work with the American Legion, Paul was a committed member of the Howe Manning Elementary School Committee. His involvement reflected his belief in the power of education and his desire to contribute positively to the lives of the young people in his community.

Paul's interests were as warm and engaging as his personality. He always enjoyed a round of golf, where he found both challenge and camaraderie. Evenings would often find him playing cribbage on the back porch, listening to classic rock - simple pleasures that brought him great contentment. His laughter and gentle teasing during these games will be fondly remembered by all who were lucky enough to join him.

Those who knew Paul will remember him for the love he freely gave and the help he readily offered. He was a man who put others before himself and sought to make the world a kinder place through his everyday actions. He was always the heart and soul of a party, and the friends he made were for life.

Paul's presence will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His life was a journey of love, service, and laughter —a journey that has left an indelible mark on the hearts of many.

As we say farewell to Paul F. Woodbury Jr., we take solace in the memories we have and the knowledge that his spirit lives on in the lives of those he loved. His was a life well-lived. May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy will endure through the love and lessons he imparted to all of us.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mackey Funeral Home
128 S. Main Rt 114
Middleton, MA 01949

Committal
Saturday
March 9, 2024

12:45 PM
Oakdale Cemetery
Maple St
Middleton, MA 01949

Donations

Shriners Hospitals for Children
51 Blossom Street, Boston MA 02114
Tel: 1-617-722-3000
Web: http://www.shrinerschildrens.org

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