WILLIAM A. PAULAUSKAS of WESTFORD, MA

 

Mr. William "Bill" Anthony Paulauskas, 94, of Westford, MA for almost 50 years, died peacefully Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was married for over 62 years to the love of his life, Mrs. Margaret Anne Paulauskas, who recently predeceased him on December 30, 2016.

Born in Shrewsbury, MA on August 18, 1922, Bill was the son of the late Anthony and Sophie (Bernatus) Paulauskas.  He was a graduate of Worcester Trade School in Worcester, MA in 1939, and DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, IL in 1952.

As part of the Greatest Generation, Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II in Battery A of the 112th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion.  He qualified as an expert rifleman and served in combat in North Africa, Southern France and Germany, during which time he earned the Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Croix De Guerre with Palm & Fourragere from the government of France.

Bill was employed as an electrical engineer for many years with Seeburg Corporation in Chicago, IL, and for more than 20 years at Honeywell Corporation in its Lexington and Brighton, MA locations.

An avid fisherman and hunter, Bill particularly enjoyed salt water fishing at Plum Island in Newburyport, MA.  He loved his time outdoors at the beach, on the water and in the woods.

Bill was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, MA.

Bill is survived by two daughters and four sons: Kathleen L. Boisvert and her husband Lee of Spring Hill, FL; Randall G. Paulauskas of Austin, TX; Roger W. Paulauskas of Westford, MA; Lisa M. Kyle and her husband Michael of Hudson, FL; Richard A. Paulauskas of Tyngsborough, MA; and Ronald L. Paulauskas and his wife Beth of Westford, MA.  He is also survived by his two brothers: Anthony Paulauskas and Albert Paulauskas, both of Webster, MA, and by twelve cherished grandchildren: Lisa Ann; Christopher; Lauren; Kate; Amy; Kara; Emma; Michael; Joseph; Mallory; Daniel and Abigail; and two great granddaughters: Jordan and Mackenzie.  He is also survived by several close friends.  He was the brother of the late Sophie Paulauskas, Amelia Deknis, Rita Raines and Aldona Obraitas, all of Worcester, MA.

Bill's & Margaret’s family would especially like to thank all of the staff at Lowell General Hospital for their care and kindness over the past months.

Visiting hours Fri., Jan. 20th from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Sat., Jan. 21st at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9am at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Fisher House Foundation, which benefits veterans of the United States military, and may be reached at www.fisherhouse.org or 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

January 20, 2017
5 PM - 8 PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

January 21, 2017
8 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Bob and Adele Lictenberg says:

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. We’re sure your mom and dad are smiling down on you all from above, while they are reunited.

  2. cindy williams says:

    Rich,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Cindy Williams

  3. Dave Ford says:

    Bill never bragged about anything. His whole life revolved around his family. He seldom talked about his military but when he did, he talked about the other men he met there. He was a great friend to me and helped me through some of my pitfalls in life.
    If I had the magic to bring him back, how could I as his friend, for he had made up his mind to be with his best friend, and the love of his life, Margret.
    All of us whom read this, will some day pass on like Bill, but some might not be so lucky. Don’t feel sorry for Bill, but wish him well on his glorious new journey.

    • The Paulauskas Family says:

      Dave: thank you so much for your kind words. You were a very good friend to Mom and Dad. Thank you for watching out for them and taking them on day trips. They both loved you very much and cherished the time they spent with. We appreciate everything you did for them and for bringing them happiness and lifetime friendship. Sincerely, Kathleen, Randall, Roger, Lisa, Richard, and Ronald.

  4. Arlene Boudreau says:

    My love and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. So sorry on the loss of my Uncle Bill and Godfather, a wonderful person that I loved to talk with,always so upbeat and personable.He is at peace now with his beloved wife , Peggy .

  5. Ubi Cabrera says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

  6. Rich Begen says:

    Rich… So very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Reading through his obit he sounds like a terrific guy and he was, in good standing I am sure, a member of the greatest generation. I also notice you recently lost your mom, so a very tough time for you and your family. You can take solace in the fact that you had them both a long time. My thoughts are with you, honor their memory, as I am sure you will do.

    Sincerely
    Rich

  7. Marcia and Craig Caster says:

    I am so so sorry about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Joann ross says:

    God bless you all in your time of sorrow, John and Joann Ross.

  9. Maureen Murray says:

    My prayers go out to all of you during this sad time. Now he and Peg are together again.

  10. Lisa Landry says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Paulauskas family. I pray that God wrap his loving arms around you in this time of sorrow.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Cheryl Masson says:

    Beth and Family, so so sorry for your loss, thinking of all of you <3.

    Kind Regards,

    Cheryl and John Masson and Family

  12. Robert & Adele Lichtenberg says:

    So sorry. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way during these difficult times.

  13. Gale Boisvert says:

    All our love go to all of you. So sorry for your loss once again. So close to your Mom passing. Hugs to you all. Love Gale, Gwen and Kevin xoxoxo

  14. Marty Lassiter says:

    So sorry for loss of your parents. Peaceful rest God bless

    • Lisa (Paulauskas) Kyle and Family says:

      Marty:thank you for your sympathy. Mom and Dad are together again. May they rest in peace. Thank you again.

  15. Maureen Nevins says:

    Beth and family,

    What a nice long, lovely life! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Fondly,

    Maureen Nevins and family

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