Paul E. Connaughton, age 79, of Mansfield, formerly of Jamaica Plain passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine E. (Dustin) Connaughton to whom he was wed on July 14,1956.
Born in Boston, MA on March 14, 1934, he was a loving son of the late James and Theresa (Gavin) Connaughton.
Paul grew up in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston and was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School. He continued his education by attending school to become a licensed social worker
Prior to retiring, Mr. Connaughton was a Social Worker having worked for the Brookside Family Health Center, an affiliate of Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.
He had made his home in Mansfield for the past 25 years and was a former longtime resident of Jamaica Plain. Paul was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Mansfield and while residing in Jamaica Plain was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
When not spending time with his family, one of Paul’s greatest passions in life was playing golf. When younger he enjoyed weekly card games with friends and shared the hobby of bowling with his wife Lorraine.
Paul will always be remembered for his remarkable sense of humor and the joy he found helping others to accomplish their goals thru his affiliation with AA.
In addition to his beloved wife of 57 years, he is survived by his devoted children, Paul M. Connaughton and his wife Catherine of Mansfield, John E. Connaughton of Mansfield, Lori J. Powell and her husband George of New Hampshire and James E. Connaughton and his wife Ranee of Norton. He was the dear brother of the late William Connaughton, Russell Connaughton and Carol Foster. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Paul, Rob, Shaun and Ryan Connaughton, Alyssa Connaughton, Matthew, Joe and Kristina Powell, and James, Reily, Liam and Lily Connaughton, his great grandson Mason Connaughton, as well as many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated on Friday, January 10th at 10:30 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 9th from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
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