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“Our family was so sad to her about Paul's passing. He was genuinely one of the good guys. He was such a happy spirit, and our children loved to see...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: The Wack Family Wack - WALTHAM, MA

“Paul Senior was our mailman for many years in Cedarwood. Endlessly kind and positive he felt like a member of the family. We loved bumping into him...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Thomas Bryant - Acquaintance

“Paul was a wonderful, kind, caring presence in the Warrendale community. We will sorely miss his friendly wave and his always positive and cheerful...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Don Becker - Waltham, MA

“Paul was our letter carrier in the Cedarwood neighborhood for many years. He always performed his duties in a faithful and professional manner. We...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin Lyman - Waltham, MA

“To Pauls' Family,Paul was a thoughtful kind mail carrier. He went the extra mile to talk and lend a helping hand. He helped our elderly disabled...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tomjan Demeo - Waltham, MA

“So sorry to hear about Paul. He was our mailman for years up in Cedarwood and I believe he left because he was having trouble walking the hills. I...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Antonellis - Waltham

“To Kathy, Mellissa, Mathew and Family Michael, Everett, Mark and FamilySending heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband, father,...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Senior-Chapman - MA

“Paul was one of those kind of guys whom you'd go out of your way at work to say hello to, and I think most of his coworkers will share that sentiment...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: William Bourque - MA - Coworker

“im very sorry for your loss, i remmber when were young, and ever sunday we go to blue hills for cookouts, we were just kids, but it was family. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: danny schroeder - Woonsocket, RI

“Our deepest condolences to the Senior family. Paul was such a wonderful and thoughtful person as well as a true gentleman. He always had a smile on...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: The PELLETIER Family

“Paul was the best, a true gentleman! Always a smile with a hi how are you today? A quick chat about his family and beamed when he mentioned his...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Bette Bowler - Waltham, MA

“Paul was a true gentleman. He was a great family man. Everyone loved him. There will be a great void in our family tree, but knowing he is now free...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Mr. Thomas & Avalon McGann

“Paul we are going to miss our best friendliest mailman ever. Rest In Peace. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Paul and Donna Vautour - Waltham, MA

“I am praying for Paul and his family. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Fulton - Waltham, MA

“I'm so sorry to learn of this sad news. Paul was our mail carrier for quite some time. He was the most friendly, positive person. Always a smile on...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kerry Maher - Acquaintance


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On Tuesday, September 29th 2020, after 9 courageous months Paul Senior, surrounded by his beloved family, lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Paul was well known and loved by not only his family but his community as well. A letter carrier for over 33 years Paul would walk his route day in and day out, rain or shine, with an infectious smile and an unwavering love of life. Paul had the ability to brighten even the darkest of days and finding someone who would tell you differently is next to impossible.

Husband, father, son, friend; Paul was a man of many names, but Papa was his favorite. Paul doted on his two young granddaughters, Emily and Molly, spending any time he could gardening with them and growing sunflowers and corn, crawling on the ground playing horses, or introducing them to his stamp collection.

While Paul loved his family; he also loved serving his community. Paul's colleagues at the Post Office rallied behind him when his battle began sporting "Senior Strong" gear whenever they could. The Waltham USPS wanted to honor Paul in the most memorable way possible and dubbed Friday, October 2nd Paul Senior Day in Waltham.

Born May 16th 1960 the son of the late Everett G. and Sophie (Jerzylo) Senior, Paul spent his early years in Hyde Park, but in a twist of beautiful fate he got a job at Jet Spray in Waltham. While working for Jet Spray Paul was introduced to Kathy. The chemistry between the two was undeniable to anyone who met them. On May 4th 1985 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Senior were walking down the aisle. Paul moved to Waltham where he and Kathy started their family consisting of a beautiful baby girl, Melissa, and a bouncing baby boy, Matthew - the light of their lives.

An avid Patriots and Red Sox fan you could often find Paul spending his time off in the kitchen snacking and cheering on his favorite teams or sitting in his recliner with a Sudoku book bird watching. If it wasn't sports or Sudoku you would find him enthralled in the latest history channel documentary - he always had a passion for learning about history (even if it bored the rest of us LOL!)

Paul was so many amazing things that will never be forgotten and although he was in a fight for his life Paul's smile was still bigger and brighter than anyone else in the room. There was nothing you could do to bring his spirits down. Paul will be truly missed by every life he touched.

Paul leaves behind his loving wife Kathy, his daughter Melissa Brenden and son-in-law Adam of Westford and his granddaughters, Emily and Molly Brenden; son Matthew of Waltham; his brothers, Michael Senior of Hyde Park, Everett Senior, and the late Claudia, of Shingle Springs, CA, Mark Senior and wife Patricia of Carver, and the late Vincent Senior; his brothers-in-law Thomas McGann husband to Avalon of Vero Beach, Florida, Mary Cummings, wife of Charles of Upton, Pauline McGann of Waltham, Edward McGann, husband to Joyce of Middleborough, Gerald Hughes of Hanover, and the late Irene Hughes, John McGann and Paul McGann Jr.; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Paul's life by gathering for calling hours on Monday, October 5th from 4 to 8 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham on Tuesday 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

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