Paul J. McQuade, 93
WORCESTER - Paul J. McQuade, 93, a longtime Worcester resident, died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home.
He leaves two sons, Paul J. McQuade Jr. and his wife Janice of Millbury, and Brian M. McQuade and his wife Karen of Holden; four grandchildren, Melissa Duquette, Meghan Boyle, Paul J. McQuade III, and Kerry McQuade; and four great-grandchildren.
His wife of 68 years, Dorothy E. McQuade, died this past November. He was predeceased by his brother John F. McQuade; three sisters, Catherine G. McQuade, E. Rita Lane and Mary M. Walinsky; a nephew Joseph N. Lane; and a niece Marsha R. Prescott.
Paul was born in Worcester, son of John F. and Bridget C. (Moynihan) McQuade and lived here all of his life.
Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served our nation as a coxswain on the USS LST 5 during WWII. He was involved in three invasions including D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy. He returned home safely and eventually began a 25 year employment career at Worcester Polytechnic Institute as a highly valued and respected facilities supervisor. He was selected and inducted in 1980 into the coveted senior society of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, "The Skull".
Paul was a very kind, caring and loving man who loved helping his family and friends as well as others in need. He will be greatly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Paul's family on Saturday, October 15 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. in St. John's Church, 40 Temple St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2016.