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MERRIGAN, Paul Of Dorchester, passed away January 9th. Born in Boston, he was a lifelong resident of Dorchester. He graduated from BC High Class of 1969, and UMass Boston, and went on to take several literature and writing classes at Harvard. Paul was a prolific writer, and he worked as a writer for several years for the Dorchester Citizen. He was an intellectual inspiration, and a source of positivity and humor to his extended loving family. Loving son of the late Peter and Helen Merrigan. Beloved brother of Peter F. Merrigan of Milton, Elizabeth M. Bradley of Medford, Helen M. Lovett of Jamaica Plain, Mary M. Collins of Milton, and the late John Merrigan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Sunday, 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton, Monday morning, at 10:30. Burial Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Family Reach, 142 Berklely St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. For guestbook see www.alfreddthomas.com Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home (617) 696-4200

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Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 11, 2019
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