Paul F. Bellows, 74
PAXTON - Paul F. Bellows, 74, of Paxton, died Friday, December 21, at the UMass-Memorial Medical Center, after a long illness.
Paul leaves his wife of 49 years, Judith A. (Clark) Bellows; four children, Nicholas Chiarizio of Paxton, Lori Tomasino of Worcester, Mary Cicero of Leicester, and Karen Rolfe and her husband Martin of Paxton; a brother, Arthur N. Bellow III and his wife Joanne of Shrewsbury; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Paul was born in Worcester, son of Arthur N. Bellows Jr. and Mary F. (Reidy) Bellows. He grew up in Worcester, and later lived in Hardwick for many years, before moving to Paxton more than ten years ago.
Paul was a 1962 graduate of St. John's High School, then on Temple St. in Worcester.
Paul was the founder in 1982 of Healthcare Management Associates which was later renamed HMA Behavioral Health, Inc. He was the company's Chief Executive Officer for many years and later served as Chairman of the Board. Professionally, he was able to help hundreds of people on their path to recovery from substance addiction and mental health challenges.
Previously, he owned and operated Worcester Wood Products, a cabinet making company in Worcester.
Paul was a member of St. George's Church. He was former member and president of the Worcester Kiwanis International Club.
Paul was a fun loving person with a big heart willing to give of himself to benefit others. Beyond his kindness and generosity, he was also a skilled story teller. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Calling hours are Wednesday, December 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will be Thursday, December 27, at 10 a.m. in St. George's Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery, Paxton.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26, 2018.