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“Joanie,I just read about Paul today otherwise if I had known I would have been there. I am so sorry to hear he passed away. I,m back in NH and would...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Maureen Boutell - Swanzey, NH

“We are sorry for your loss old friends will stay in our memories for ever R I P Paul Jay coughlan Bob Scaffidi ...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“It is with such sadness that we write this note.We met Paul and his Family over 25 years ago when they became our neighbors at Highwood Village in...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Ron and Alice Cohen - Gilford, NH

“I am so sorry to hear of Paul passing. He will be missed in South Down Shores and on Lake Winnipesaukee. I had the privilege of representing Paul in...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin Shaw - Laconia, NH - Friend

“We are sorry to learn of Paul's passing. We knew him through Watertown Yacht Club and found him as being very friendly and knowledable. Our...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Tom and Debbie Stevens - NC

“Every summer and winter since I can remember I always got so excited when Erin said we were going to Paul and Jones house. They always welcomed us...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Allie Kotkowski - Saugus, MA

“Paul, Jen, & kids: we are so sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you during this difficult time. The Ruyffelaert ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Joan, Melanie, and Eric,I am so sorry for your loss. I'm thankful for the wonderful memories from all my trips to your home with Melanie. You and...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Tammy Doherty - Rowley, MA

“So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a great guyMary and Joe FournierCape Coral FL ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Julie, Joanna and Paul I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Collins - Nashua, NH

“I am so sorry to hear the loss of dad, Julie,Joanna and Paul. Many fond memories living on Lura Lane and having the Bolles family living 2 doors...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“We will always remember our fun times together, Turks and Caicos, Hawaii, Aruba, Cottage, Lake and boating. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jan Demeo - Waltham, MA

“To Paul & family, My deepest condolences to you all. May warm & wonderful memories of your father and husband give you some measure of comfort...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Holly Kimmey - Clifton Park, NY

“It seems I have known Paul and his family forever and I am thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow and know you and your family will ...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a wonderful man! Our hearts are with you at this time. May he rest in peaceDebbie...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Debra DeVincent-Dane - Fairhaven, MA

“I have so many great memories of your dad. He was such a good man. I am so sorry your loss. My love to you, Julie, Joanna and Paul. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Lauren Eaton - Canton, MA


Laconia, NH – Mr. Paul R. Bolles, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his home. He was 75.

Paul was born in Cambridge on April 6, 1944, a son of the late Jesse and Margaret (McGrath) Bolles. He moved with his family to Waltham as a teen and after high school served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Until his retirement he worked for more than thirty years as an engineer for the Xerox Corporation.

A Laconia resident for the past five years he'd lived in Framingham for a number of years and before that in Waltham. In Laconia he was a volunteer for the food pantry and Saint Vincent dePaul Society at Saint Joseph's Church.

Paul had a passion for boating and owned a number of vessels over the years. He was a longtime member of the Watertown Yacht Club and also belonged to the South Down Shores Boat Club in Laconia.

He leaves his wife of seventeen years, Joan T. (Devlin) Bolles; his children, Julie C. Genova (David) of Concord, Joanna J. Tonkovich (David) of New Canaan, Connecticut and Paul F. Bolles (Jennifer) of Merrimack, New Hampshire; his step-children, Melanie A. Macdonald (Kevin) of Saugus and Eric C. Butler (Molly) of Shrewsbury; his sisters and brother, Mary Margaret Bolles of Lakeville, Edwina Regan of Tequesta, Florida and John Bolles (Debbie) of Ipswich; 10 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was also the husband of the late Paula G. (Ftizpatrick) Bolles.

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 Tuesday, July 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Oncology Department, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.