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Paul J.  Connearney, Sr.

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“Dear Rosella & Family,We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Sending prayers and thinking of you and your family at this time of...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Cianci - Waltham, MA

“Dear Rosella and Family,...just learned of your dad's passing --My heartfelt sympathy to you all at this time.. Cousin Marsha ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: marsha staten - watertown, MA

“Dear Connearney Family,No words can express my sadness of the loss of your father. He was a good and decent man and will be missed. My deepest...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Richard Bianchi - Family Friend

“Dad you were so kind to everyone and so strong. You sacrificed and worked so hard and cared so deeply for our family. I am forever grateful you were...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Paul Connearney jr - Franklin, MA

“Dear Family of Mr Connearney, We offer our deepest sadness and sympathy to you all. Paul was a fine and devoted husband, father, grandfather and...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Cynthia Roach - Berkeley, CA


Mr. Paul J. Connearney Sr., of Waltham, died Friday, April 27, 2018 in Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.

Born on January 2, 1926 in Waltham he was a son of the late Patrick and Ann (O'Brien) Connearney. Paul honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the 87th Infantry Division and saw action during the Battle of the Bulge. He later served as a sergeant major in the Army Reserves for over thirty years. Paul married Rita Mullaly in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church on June 22, 1946. Married for sixty-two years Rita died on December 31, 2008.

Paul worked for the Department of Public Works for the City of Waltham as a supervisor in the water department who oversaw the installation of a city wide system to read water meters. Paul worked for over 40 years before retiring.

A devoted patriot he was a proud veteran and very devoted husband. His relationship with his son, Patrick was more than father and son. They were best friends and roommates who constantly looked out for one another.

In addition to his wife, Rita he was predeceased by his siblings, Francis, Mary, Elizabeth and Jane Connearney and Julia Duggan.

He leaves his children, Lawrence 'Larry' Connearney and his wife, Linda, Rosella Saia and her husband, Stephen of Waltham and Patrick Connearney, all of Waltham, Paul Connearney Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Franklin; his grandchildren, Keith Connearney, Eric Saia (Kristen), Suzanne Dowd, Ashley Horgan (Rob), Jessica Connearney (Kevin Fagan); his great-grandchildren, Wm. Liam, Lucy, Emmie, Jett and Morgan; nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Paul's life by gathering to visit in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, May 1st from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to TILL (Toward Independent Living & Learning Inc), 246 Arlington Street, Watertown, MA 02472.