PEABODY- Mr. John J. Paul, 70 of Peabody, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at his home.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late William and Marion (Flynn) Paul. He was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Paul proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War era. He was a proud and dedicated Seabee stationed in Antarctica and was instrumental in Operation Deep Freeze, building the facilities under the ice for the troops and scientists.
Upon leaving the service, Mr. Paul continued to serve his country and community as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Peabody for over 25 years, until the time of his retirement.
A historian by nature, John was very interested in past wars especially W.W. II and history in general. He enjoyed the comradery of his friends and fellow veterans at the Portuguese American War Veterans Post #103 in Peabody, where they would discuss current events, past wars and their experiences. He was also a member of their softball team as a player and coach. He was an avid sports fan who never missed a Bruins or Red Sox game. He will be fondly remembered for his dedication to his country.
Surviving John is his son, David Paul of Melrose, he was also the father of the late Jeffrey Paul of Peabody. John is also survived by his brother, Lawrence Paul, and Lawrence’s wife, Josephine of Gloucester, as well as several nieces & nephews and his faithful companion, Poncho the cockatoo. He was predeceased by his beloved older siblings Patricia Harrington and Bruce Paul as well as Patricia’s husband, Michael Harrington.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family all services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservices.com.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John J. Paul, please visit our floral store.