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Paul Edward McCarthy

October 17, 1929 — July 4, 2024

Hudson, MA

Paul Edward McCarthy of Hudson, Mass. passed away peacefully at his home on July 4 with his family by his side. He was 94 years old and although born in Marlboro he was a proud lifelong Hudson resident. Paul was the oldest of four boys born to Francis and Mary (McCabe) McCarthy. Paul grew up on Mason St. before his family moved to Green St. and in 1956 had his own family’s home built on Linden St where he resided until his passing. Paul lived a full life where his family, his Faith and his work ethic were on display for all to witness. As a young adult Paul worked as a Water Tower and Smokestack painter throughout New England. He became a master machinist having worked for General Motors, Raytheon, Lapoint’s, ITT Lincoln Labs, Valco, Honen Enterprises and Worcester Controls over the years. He became the Senior Purchasing Manager while working for Worcester Controls until his retirement in 1994. He had a penchant for side jobs as well. Whether it was driving an Oil Tanker for Hellen Transportation, building routed signs to be hung on garages, businesses and even the Hudson Town Hall, Paul made sure that it was a job well done. He showed his entrepreneurial skills by starting Danforth Machine where he worked with many of his fellow machinists with great success. He eventually closed his business after a 20 year run that produced many additional friends and associates.

Paul married his High School sweetheart Patricia (King) in 1950 and enjoyed 64 years together before Pat passed in June 2014. Paul is survived by his 2 sons, Michael and his wife Alice Mary (Murtagh) of Loudon NH and Stephen and his wife Pamala (Lane) of Auburn Ma.. He also leaves his truly beloved grandsons Bradford McCarthy and his wife Kelli (Giumentaro) of Northbridge Ma., Shane McCarthy and his wife Alaina (Ewing) and their 2 sons Aiden and Callum of Auburn Ma. and Jeffrey McCarthy from Auburn Ma. Paul is also survived by his youngest brother Richard and his wife Denise (St. Onge) of Wakefield NH and Ft. Myers Fla. as well as Sisters in Law Patricia McCarthy of Berlin Ma. and Arlene McCarthy of North Ft. Myers Fla. He was predeceased by his brothers Leo (Bud) McCarthy from Colchester Ct and Ft. Myers Beach, Fla and David McCarthy from Hudson, Ma. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will miss his warm smiles and open arms whenever they visited Linden St. to just sit and chat with “Uncle Paul”.

Paul was an avid traveler as he and his wife Pat spent many months at their condo in Virginia Beach. The couple enjoyed 25 years of the VB beach life and then the next 24 years spending winters in Ft. Myers Fla. with family, and a large contingent of friends from Hudson. He was an avid sports fan and followed the local Pro Teams religiously. He finally got to see the Red Sox win the World Series multiple times, the Patriots throughout their Super Bowl run and the Bruins as they brought home a couple of Stanley Cups much to his delight. But it was the friendships that he had made throughout his life that displayed the character he was known for. His neighbors nicknamed him “The Mayor of Linden St.” because he would sit on his stone wall and watch the people walk by and share stories and family updates with many of the residents on the street. He always said he had the best neighbors anyone could ever ask for in Buddy Martin, Cindy Rooney as well as Rick Nadeau. He had a special place in his heart for many people including his visiting nurses Elia and Mary as well as his favorite waitress at the Marlboro Longhorn,Stephanie. Paul also stayed in touch with longtime Hudson friends Leo and Margeret Murphy and Ruthie and Nancy Durand. To all that called him a friend the unanimous consensus was Paul McCarthy was one special guy.

Arrangements are being handled by Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home. A Celebration of Paul's Life will be held at a future date. Burial Services will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in Paul’s name can be made to The Visiting Nurses Association of Southboro and/or the Hudson Senior Center,


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