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Paula A. (Doherty) Callahan

Paula A. (Doherty) Callahan
  • January 23, 1944 - September 5, 2020
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“Bless you, Paula....a wonderful, funny lady! Thanks for the rides home from HANNA FORDS!and thanks for being such a Sweetheart!!Gonna miss yah!Love...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Wally Donahue - Waltham, MA

“To uncle Larry and family. Our thoughts are with you all. RIP Paula ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dorothy Aiello - Rockland, MA

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Paula our condolences to Larry ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: William Mary & christine Kelly - MA

“In most of my wonderful memories, Paula and Larry are with us. It is hard to think of a celebration or holiday we didn’t share, Christmas&...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Catherine Kelly - Maynard, MA

“Our sympathy and condolences as we learned of Paula's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of her and Larry's visit with Laurie and all of us...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Lynne Dignan - Billerica, MA

“I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.My heartfelt sympathy and condolences goes out to the families and friends during this very difficult...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: GHP

“I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.May the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: GP

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Paula will be missed. She was a wonderful person. May she RIP. ❤ ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara McAuliffe - Brockton, MA

“Larry Karen & Larry & FamilyI am so Heart Broken. Paula was a wonderful gal with an unforgetable smile.I will never forget all the good fun times we...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Frank Callahan Jr - Buzzards Bay, MA


Waltham—Mrs. Paula A. (Doherty) Callahan, of Waltham, died on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 76 years old.

Paula was born in Weymouth on January 23, 1944 to the late Paul and June (Scheible) Doherty. Raised in Allston, she was a graduate of Brighton High School and had lived in Waltham for the past forty-five years.

She had worked as an executive secretary for the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham for more than twenty years before taking a position with the Waltham Fire Department in the Fire Prevention Bureau. She retired 10 years ago.

Paula and her husband Larry enjoyed trips to Aruba and to the Cape where they spent many happy days at the beach. Reading and crosswords were also favorite pastimes.

In addition to her beloved husband, Lawrence, she leaves her children, Laurie C. Callahan of Burlington, Karen M. Finelli (Thomas) of Newton, and Lawrence P. Callahan (Karen) of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; her grandchildren, Laurie Finelli (Nicholas Bronski), Kendyl Finelli, and Kellie, Ryan, Lindsey, and Travis Callahan; her sisters, Linda Frazier (William) and Gail Treddin, all of Waltham and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham on Friday, September 11th at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

To view Paula's Funeral Mass please visit http://distantlink.com/joyce.html on Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Opportunities for Inclusion, 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham, MA 02453. https://www.oppsforinclusion.org/