Laurie, Paul Jr. and all of his family,
I have been blessed with knowing Paul and Laurie since I was a little girl. Growing up in Lanesborough together and sharing memories from Lanesborough Elementary, I grew close to Paul throughout the years. I always talk about Paul as my ' elementary school crush '. He left the greatest impression on me then and continued to capture the hearts of everyone he met. Paul was the guy who stood out in the crowd, with a charismatic nature, an uplifting smile and big ol' heart, he gave me the feeling of 'home' at every encounter we shared. Words can't express the deep pain that we are left with in absence of his physical presence. What will be embraced is Paul's spirit lifting us up through these toughest days to come. He is in each of us (you!) I pray that his strength will guide you, as I know the immense love that he has for all of you! A love that is eternal and will be celebrated when we meet again. Until then, we will miss you Paul, more than words can say.