Paul David Barcelo
1941 - 2014
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Paul David Barcelo

Concord, NH

Paul David Barcelo, 73 years old, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 after a short battle with lung cancer. Paul is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda (Vautrain); daughter, Marlaina (Wilson) Townsend of Concord, NH; son, Craig (Stephanie) Barcelo Hagyard of Salem, MA; two grandchildren, Julian Barcelo Townsend and Olivia Jane Townsend; siblings, Charles (Audrey) Barcelo of Port Orange, FL and Ronald (Mary) Barcelo of Ormond Beach, FL.  He was the son of Ronald and Una Barcelo (Hunnewell).

Paul was born in Brockton, MA and raised in South Weymouth, MA where he apprenticed to a watchmaker at age 15.  He joined the Air National Guard and was activated in the 102nd Air Defense Wing at Phalsbourg Air Base in France in 1961 and 1962. After returning from service Paul continued his work as a watchmaker until seeking greater opportunity as a Computer Operator.  Paul joined Honeywell Information systems where he attained the position of Senior Systems Engineer. During this period Paul attended night school at Northeastern University and earned a BS in Information System Management.  Paul and Linda moved to Webster, TX in 1990 where Paul worked on the International Space Station. He left to join Northrop Grumman in Melbourne, FL where he successfully launched several new JSTARS aircraft into service.

After retiring in 2004, Paul and Linda split their time between Melbourne, FL and Concord, NH.  Paul enjoyed playing golf and spending summers with his daughter's family in Concord, NH.  Here he was able to enjoy his favorite pursuit of spoiling his grandchildren. Paul was a longtime congregant of the Crossroads Community Church in Melbourne.  He was active with Habitat for Humanity, participating in the construction of several homes in the Melbourne area.  He was also active with the Buses and Backpacks program through his church. In addition, he chose to spend many Thanksgivings serving meals at the Salvation Army and volunteered at the Daily Bread in Melbourne.

A service will be held at a later date.  The family extends an invitation to all those who knew Paul and  his family to celebrate his life at his daughter's house at 50 Hampton St, Concord, NH on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2 p.m.

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Published in FloridaToday on Sep. 19, 2014.
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November 12, 2014
Linda, we were shocked to hear this sad news. Had really hoped that this was but a blip in the road. It was our pleasure getting together in the past few years with the 'bus stop boys'. As has been said before, Paul really was one of the good guys.
Denise & Jack Floyd
September 24, 2014
To Paul's Family

A fellow classmate WHS Class of "59

Fond memories of a good "guy".

My first semi formal at South Jr High.
Demolay dances and so on.
What fun we had. Beautiful obituary, I am not surprised. I knew he would succeed.
God bless you all.

Claire ( O'Rourke) Howsberger
Claire Howsberger
September 21, 2014
Paul, Rest in Peace as you lived in Peace. Sending prayers & positive thoughts to your family. Your 2nd Grade Square Dancing Partner in Miss Ray's class
September 21, 2014
Dear Linda,

We are so very sorry about Paul's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Margareta and cousin Ed
September 21, 2014
My Condolences to your time of loss. His life was was well lived.
September 20, 2014
Heather and I were shocked when we saw this. We didn't think it was so serious. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tonite is the 55th Reunion and we will speak about Paul in his memory. He was a "good guy". RIP Paul
Al & Heather Risley
September 19, 2014
Dear Linda and family,
Sorry for your loss.
We will keep you all in our
Thoughts and prayers
Larry and Marie
September 19, 2014
My husband Bob & I met Paul & Linda only a few years ago at Thanksgiving dinner in Melbourne. What a wonderful person he is and so is Linda. We will miss him this Thanksgiving -- for sure
Nancy Blasberg
September 19, 2014
My sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. Prayers. Another angel was added in Heaven. Hugs.
Judith Johnson
September 19, 2014
My sympathies to Linda and the rest of the family. Paul & Linda are long time friends of my mother, seeming to know when she needed his special laugh. In all the times I met him, I never failed to leave with a smile on my face. My thoughts are with you all.

Joe Grane
Joe Grane
September 19, 2014
I'm so very sad to hear about Paul passing away. I worked with him in the early 2000s at Northrop Grumman. He was one of my favorite "test" guys!! :) Funny and so friendly :) I know I was so sad to see him retire from Northrop Grumman but like has been mentioned he really enjoyed spending time with his family and that was definitely what he was looking forward to doing. I haven't seen him in many years but he will still be sorely missed. RIP. Thoughts and prayers to the family and other friends. Diana Campos
Diana Campos
September 19, 2014
I worked with Paul for many years and always found him friendly, smart and helpful. He was a dear friend and I wish him and his family the best.
Howard Losson
September 19, 2014
I worked with Paul for several years at NG here in Melbourne. To say he was a "trip" is putting it mildly. :) I always have, and always will, consider him a dear friend. Thankfully, in Christ, there is no goodbye, only "see ya later" when "dawn breaks on marble head" (to use one of his famous phrases).
Joe Sewell
September 18, 2014
Uncle Paul, kind and gentle, so loved Aunt Linda, his children and grandchildren. We might have held different political views but our time together was always filled with laughter. Forever in our memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always. Love Chuck and Debbie
September 18, 2014
Paul was an important part of every family event and will be remembered during every one to follow. I still wonder who had those great ideas for all of those great Christmas photos...Paul? He was definitely a cool Uncle.
September 18, 2014
Dear Family
We are sad to hear about Paul. We have many happy memories of him and all of you.
Love to all
Nancy and Tom
Nancy and Tom Carey
September 18, 2014
Dear Aunt Linda, Cousins Marli and Craig and your families:
We want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Uncle Paul and Aunt Linda "took" Dede and I in when we were young and "Alice" had pneumonia. I will never forget that simple act of love and caring (cooking molasses cookies and visiting Uncle Paul's parents.)

xo Nettie, Steve and the girls
September 18, 2014
Paul was (and will continue to be) an important part of my life. He brightened every room he entered, and made the world a better place. When I was a kid, he was one of the few adults i wanted to emulate "when i grow up" <3 Love, Helen
September 18, 2014
Paul was a wonderful man who clearly loved his family very much. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Pauline Colton
September 18, 2014
We send our love and prayers to the whole family! We shared so many wonderfully funny memories in South Weymouth with all of you. Paul will be missed and will be always in our thoughts! Kathie and Paul Bendix
Kathie Bendix
September 18, 2014
Dear Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Tess Manganelli
September 17, 2014
had lots of fun on cruises with you both & Paul was a great guy. so sorry.
Norman & Gail Pratt
September 17, 2014
We are very sorry - Paul was a great guy (and Patriots fan) many games were enjoyed in the "old days" at their Weymouth home. He and Linda danced so well together ! Sis-in law Alice, and Bro-in-law, Art
September 17, 2014
To all the Barcelos and Townsends: I will miss Uncle Paul so much. Remember you had me to dinner while babysitting at the Alexanders while I was at Babson?? All the family gatherings will not be the same...Thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends..Love Nicole & kids
nicole vautrain
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