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Paul J. Getchell

July 18, 1929 ~ May 4, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Paul J. Getchell, 93, of West Roxbury, formerly of Hingham and Roslindale passed away peacefully at home with his three children by his side on May 4, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (Reid) Getchell and Diane (Stoddard) Getchell. Loving father of Paul and his wife Leonore of Jamaica Plain, Mark and wife Jean of Plymouth, and Julie Woodall of West Roxbury. Proud Grandfather of ten grandchildren: Maya, Kara, Sean, Conor, Michael, Mark, Leon, Leia, Barbara, and Neal and four Great Grandchildren: Charlie, Freya, Noah, and Logan. Devoted son of the late Kenneth Getchell and Claire Marcyes. Brother of Edward Getchell of Estes Park, CO.  Brother-in-Law of Dawn and John Osgood and uncle of Jay, Stephanie and Amy. Also survived by several other nieces and nephews

Proud of his Roslindale roots, he kept in touch with lifelong friends. Paul served in the U.S. Army as a member of the American Occupational Forces, in Japan following World War II. He worked as a station officer for British Airways at Logan International Airport, for thirty-five years. Paul was an avid reader. He loved Big Band-era music; you could always count on hearing The Memories Station playing when visiting. A lifelong Red Sox fan, he was rarely seen without his hat. He loved the Celtics, photography, and the beach, although his greatest love was traveling the world. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church 169 Cummins Hwy Roslindale, on Wednesday, May 10th, at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 9th, from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Interment with Military Honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne on Thursday, May 11, At 12:45pm

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Paul’s name to the Salvation Army 1500 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118


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