Paul A. Landini, 79, of Concord , MA and Rye, NH, retired Sergeant, Concord Police Department, died Wednesday July 17, 2013 at his Concord home surrounded by his loving f amily. He was the beloved husband of 55 years of Virginia Lee (Newton) Landini. Born in Concord on February 7, 1934 he was the son of the late Alphonse George and Louise (Salvo) Landini. He attended Concord Public Schools and was a 1952 graduate of Concord High School. In High School he lettered in Varsity Football and was a member of the undefeated Piedmont Bowl team, which was recently inducted into the Concord-Carlisle Athletic Hall of Fame. From 1953 until 1956 he served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Landini retired in 1977 as a Sergeant after over twenty years of service on the Concord Police Department. He was a 1973 graduate of the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He worked part-time at the former Concord Clothing Store on Walden Street in Concord Center and later for over twenty years was the owner and operator of Milldam Store on Main Street in Concord Center. More recently, in his retirement years, he worked at Main Street Cafe in Concord Center. He loved the ocean, boating, was an avid fisherman, and was especially fond of gathering with his family and friends at his summer home in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. In addition to his wife Virginia, survivors include his four loving children, Debra A. Collins and her husband Jerry of Bedford, NH, Paul A. Landini Jr. of Concord, Cheryl L. Jones and her husband Andy of Bedford, NH and Kelly M. Landini of Shrewsbury, and his six grandchildren, Jenna, Brian and Michael Collins, Kyle and Courtney Jones and Ava Landini. He was also the brother of the late Charlotte Marshall and Marie Ayer and is also survived by nieces and a nephew. Funeral was held on Monday July 22nd from the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center at 11 am followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square , Concord Center at 12 noon. Interment with military honors followed in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord. Visiting hours were held on Sunday July 21st from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 (https://give.massgeneral.org) . Concord's town flag will fly at half-staff on Monday July 22nd in recognition of Mr. Landini's service to his country during the Korean Conflict. Arrangements are under the care of Charles W.Dee and Susan M. Dee, Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance or condolence of Mr. Landini in his guest book please visit www.deefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Concord Journal from July 20 to July 27, 2013