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1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
TROY, Attorney Paul M. Born and raised in Everett and longtime resident of Lynn and Saugus, passed away suddenly on May 4th, 2016. He was 72 years old. He was the beloved husband of Joanne Graham-Troy with whom he shared 14 years of marriage. Loving son of the late John Troy and the late Anna Marie (Connolly) Troy of Everett. He was the proud and devoted father to his surviving children son Robert M. Troy and his wife Heather of Mt. Pleasant, SC, son Patrick M. Troy of Quincy and daughter Carolyn M. Troy of Lynn. He is also survived by his former wife Ruthie Troy of Lynn with whom he raised three children. Loving brother of Maureen Troy of Everett, Judith A. Murphy of Everett, Anne Marie Melisi and her husband Michael of Danvers, John F. Troy, Jr. and his wife Theresa of Everett, and the late Richard Troy and his wife Dorothy of Everett. Also survived by his wife Joanne's son Michael Holbrook and his wife Kimberly of Georgetown, daughter Janice and her husband David Cronin of Lynn, and sister-in-law Linda LaCava of Lynn. The proudest grandfather imaginable to Ryan, Kate, Jack, Ella, Austin, Kevin, Katelyn, Emily, Sarah and Julia. Waldo will be missed. He was loved by his Aunts and Uncles and many cousins. Paul was the best uncle ever to his cherished nieces and nephews. Paul was loyal to his friends, and to his family. After graduating from Everett High School, Paul earned degrees from Salem State College and later earned his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law all the while working numerous jobs to pay his way through school and provide for his family. Although he had many interests and associations, most of all, his family meant the world to Paul, a proud Irish Catholic. A lifelong employee of the City of Lynn School Dept., and Business Department Head, Paul was a teacher of Business Law and mentor to countless students. Paul was also an attorney in private practice for decades in both Everett and Melrose. Paul was an avid walker and was known by everyone who saw him, especially on the streets of Melrose, the town where he maintained his law office for over 16 years. He was a kind, generous, giving man who would stop to help anyone in need. He was not one to take credit for all that he did for family and friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, EVERETT on Monday, May 9th from 4-7 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: American Cancer Association @ www.cancer.org or Alzheimer's Foundation @ www.Alz.org, both of which he supported through numerous fund raising walks. For online guestbook please visit: JFWardFuneralHome.com JF Ward Funeral Home 617-387-3367
Published in The Boston Globe on May 7, 2016
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