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.