Paula L. Chechik, of Chelmsford, MA died Monday, February 1, 2021 at Chelmsford Crossings after a period of declining health. She was married to Howard I. Chechik with whom she would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 4, 2021. Born in Fall River, MA on June 17, 1931, Paula was the daughter of the late Samuel Lipsky and Catherine (Ronan) Lipsky. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Fall River with the class of 1949 and New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the "Baptist" before retiring to raise her family. Paula enjoyed painting, ceramics, playing bridge and traveling in the earlier years of their marriage. More important than anything to Paula was her family. She and Howard had the most amazing love story and were truly devoted to each other, never wanting to be far from each other's side. Together they raised their family in Andover, MA and later moving to Chelmsford. Wherever home was, Mom made it a place filled with love and laughter and a place where lots of family memories were made. Her presence will be deeply missed, but she will always remain in our hearts. Besides her beloved husband, she is survived by son David Chechik (Julie) of Ipswich, and daughters Lisa Kauhl (Jim) of Windham, NH and Stephanie McElligott (Steven) of Westford, and was a devoted "Mimi" to grandchildren Sam and Paige Kauhl, and Brynn, Cullen, and Teagan McElligott. Paula is also survived by brothers William Lipsky of Venice, FL and Richard Lipsky (Arlene) of Moorpark, CA, and several nieces and nephews. Paula was predeceased by her grandson Ronan McElligott. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Chelmsford Crossings staff for the care and compassion shown to Mom when she needed it most. Visiting hours Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. Funeral at 12 noon on Friday, February 5, 2021 from the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please understand the funeral home does have limited capacity for attendees. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-256-4040. Guestbook at www. dolanfuneralhome.com
Published by Eagle-Independent from Feb. 4 to Feb. 12, 2021.