Paul James McEnery

Waynesboro, Virginia


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Paul James McEnery

Paul James McEnery, 77, of Waynesboro, passed on to life everlasting Thursday, December 2, 2010.

He was born August 6, 1933, a son of the late Christopher and Rose (Castelli) McEnery.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Manhattan College as a civil engineer. After serving in the Army, Paul worked in the construction of roads, bridges, and other heavy construction. He was a past member of the Professional Engineers of New Jersey, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of St. Johns Catholic Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 24 years, Linda M. McEnery. Paul met Linda, who was from southern California, while in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was involved in the construction of a bridge. They have lived here in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for the last 15 years.

Also surviving are his son, Paul Richard McEnery and wife, Rosa, of Congers, New York; daughters, Theresa Moccio of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, Dr. Kimberly Dwyer and her husband, Lynn Reed, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Kelly Brown and her husband, Peter, of Newton, Massachusetts, and Katelyn Thorne and her husband, Charles, of Ruxton, Maryland; a brother, Robert McEnery and his wife, Joan, of Sloatsburg, New York; 11 grandchildren, Paul Francis McEnery, Brittany Rose Moccio, Christopher McEnery, John Moccio, Michael McEnery, Marisa McEnery, Cale Thorne, Finn Thorne, Timothy Brown, Tait Thorne, and William Brown; mother-in-law, Evelyn Rutter; sister-in-law, Judy Mattson; cousins, Stephen Castelli, Janet Castelli, and James McEnery; an aunt, Rita Castelli; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be said 11 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010, at St. John's Catholic Church by Father Rolo Castillo.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at McDow Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, 64 Sports Medicine Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939.

McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.

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Linda and Family, Your grief is shared by many. May the days ahead become easier, one at a time, with the help of your family and friends. When you feel you are having a bad day, just remember that is o.k. It might take a long time to be at peace with Paul's death. It took me a long time to recover from my parents' death and at times I'm still not over it. . My prayers are with you. Linda Harris

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.