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“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Naughtons -- I was saddened on hearing the news of Paul's death. I knew him briefly and only saw him though a friend of his. I remember him...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Chris Decker - Chester, NH

“dear Dennis and family, I recall Paul's great attitude and witty asides in high school and his keen sense of humor even as you and he caused a...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Joanie (Saltzberg) Virgil - CA

“Dear Sean and Melissa, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved uncle Paul.I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but from the things I have read...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Regina Petricca - Tewksbury, MA

“What can I say about Paul Naughton that hasn't been already said.We met at Kennedy Junior High School in 1967 (gulp) and we immediately hit it off. ...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Lexington, MA

“My heart goes out to Dennis and all of Paul's family. Paul and I go way back to the 1970s and those MassArt days. He was always generous with his...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Tom Philbrook - Rockport, MA

“Just wanted to thank you for your years of friendship and kindness. Sorry I was unable to grant your last wish, to get you home, but you made it...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: John Qualters - Waltham, MA

“So, it's said that when Irish eyes are smiling they'll steal your heart away. Paul proved both sides of that thesis. We all knew him by his smiling...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: John Pendleton - Worcester, MA

“Condolences to the Naughton family. Paul was never our boss at Boston Tours, he was our friend. I looked forward to each new year with Paul and my...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Henry P - Framingham, MA

“Awesome pictures and write up!!!! Paul was one of a kind and a great friend! I'll miss him. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Marcou - Lake Wales, FL

“Though I'm Paul's twin, he could be imitated but never duplicated. I thank all who have expressed such heartfelt sorrow and joy about Paul. He rolled...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Naughton - Irasburg, VT

“The world is a smaller place now that you have entered immortality. Our conversations and visits always brought out great family stories and much...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Mulcahy - Portsmouth, NH

“Always loved running into Paul @ gatherings @ my Aunt Mary and Uncle Joes house, he always had a kind word and a story to tell.May he rest in the...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Deb Cacciatore - Waltham, MA

“TO KNOW HIM WAS TO LOVE HIM. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF PAUL IN MY LIFE AND HIS BROTHERS, SISTERS, NIECES, NEPHEWS. OH, SO MANY FRIENDS! YES,HE WAS...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Midge Naughton Bertrand - MA

“Deepest condolences to the entire Naughton family. We know that Paul will always be with you each. He was a great guy and will be deeply missed. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Elizabeth Christiansen - Medford, MA

It was all ahead of us back in 1978. RIP Buddy  we love you!
16 of 27 | Posted by: Thomas Philbrook

“A great heart, a real great guy, He was ahead of his time in seeing his tour company and helped many with his generosity. He is missed ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Joseph Mason - Hyde Park MAFYR3P

“Paul was a legend in the Boston tour business where he, along with his brother Robert, gave me a job that ultimately would become a way of life for...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Neal Roberts - Andover, MA

“Paul brought the best out in all of us at CityView, the sounds of his unique laughs will be heard in his absence. I will always remember you...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Mike Thomas - Boston, MA

“Paul was the very best person to work for. I spent a year and half driving for Boston Tours. I will, always, remember his smile [and his laugh] and...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Al Maze - Plymouth, MA - Coworker

“.....a sensitive thoughtful man, a great guy who'll be missed by all who came in contact with him...sorry for your loss ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Ernie Cavicchi - Everett, MA

“I first met Paul when attending a tour guide seminar. I was looking for a tour guide job and Paul was looking for a tour guide. It would be a great...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: John Lampert - Watertown, MA

“To The Great Naughton Family.Words cannot express our sorrow and pain in the passing of your brother, Paul. It seems a cliche to say he was "the...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Eileen O'Halloran - Waltham, MA

“My condolences to his family. Paul was a true friend. He was a hard worker who never had an unkind word to say about anyone and always remained...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Matt Wolverton - Boston, MA

“Paul, you were always good to me and were with me when i was both at my lowest and my best. I am happy i got to see you before you moved on to...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Andrew Cacciatore - Waltham, MA

“Thank you for a beautiful tribute to my Uncle. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Sunny Naughton - newport, VT

“I as very shocked and sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. My only regret is that I didn't see him more...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: David Rosolko - Clinton, MA


As an accomplished historian the irony would not be lost on Paul Naughton that the day that he came into the world was the thirteenth anniversary of the day that America was thrust into World War II and the day that he left was the fifty-fifth anniversary of when his mother's most beloved president was assassinated in Dallas. It was also Thanksgiving.

For a very quiet guy he made the dates of his entrance and his exit quite memorable. The Irish good-bye came after a short period of declining health when Paul A. Naughton, a lifelong resident of Waltham, died Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 63.

He will long be remembered as a devoted friend, a patron of the arts, a thoughtful, kind and generous man and loyal to a fault. He was possessed of an inquisitive mind and a strong sense of duty.

Paul was born in Waltham, along with his twin brother, Dennis, on December 7, 1954 to the late Edward O. 'Ozzie' and Mary M. (Mulcahy) Naughton. He grew up with his large family in Chesterbrook Gardens and after graduating from Waltham High School in 1972 he went on to Massachusetts College of Art where he earned his bachelor's degree.

For thirty-nine years he owned and operated Boston Tours where he made a lifetime of friends. Paul knew the back roads and the main streets of Greater Boston and knew the nuances of history and geography that made his tours interesting and fun.

He was a longtime member of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and always enjoyed his passion for pen and pencil sketching.

He leaves his sisters and brother, Ann Naughton of Salem, Mary Cacciatore (Joseph) of Waltham, Marla Naughton of Shirley and Dennis Naughton of Albany, Vermont; his sister-in-law, Karen Mason Naughton of Westwood; his aunt Eilene Blanchard and many friends, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

Paul was also a brother of the late Robert Naughton.

Family and friends will honor and remember Paul's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, November 28th from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society, c/o Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 920-R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452.