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Paul Augustus Macione
July 05, 1944 - December 25, 2021
Obituary For Paul Augustus Macione
Paul Augustus Macione of Peabody, MA, died peacefully on December 25, 2021, after a long, valiant battle with cancer. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and brother-in-law, Paul was born in Salem, MA on July 5, 1944.
Paul was the son of the late Mary Donahue Macione and Joseph Macione of Peabody. As a young boy, he enjoyed biking, tennis, skating, skiing in the woods and playing hockey—both on the local ponds and on the Peabody High School varsity hockey team. Although he lived in a few different neighborhoods, Peabody was always home. As a longtime resident, Paul attended St. John the Baptist Church in Peabody, and was an active volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and member of the Polish Club and the Salem Willows Yacht Club.
After graduating from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in 1962, Paul attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, and then Northeastern University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Later in life, Paul went back to school and graduated with his Master of Education from Cambridge College.
After attending Northeastern, Paul and his wife Kathleen, also of Peabody, settled in the town to raise their two daughters, Maureen and Amy.
Professionally, Paul spent many years as an engineer at GE in Lynn, MA and was fortunate to have a second career as a technology teacher at several area middle schools. He enjoyed teaching enormously and often spoke lovingly about his students and their engaging STEM explorations.
As an accomplished engineer and also a “tinkerer,” Paul could build or repair almost anything. He spent many hours helping family and friends with their projects. He and his brother, Dan, shared a boat and talked daily about a host of things. Whether in a small motorboat or kayaking, Paul spent a lot of time on the ocean, and especially enjoyed fishing for mackerel. As part of his love for the outdoors, Paul was very fond of nature and spending time in the woods. And year-after-year, Paul took great pride in his garden, particularly growing his own vegetables for all to enjoy. He was especially proud of his abundant crop of tomatoes, which he shared with many.
In his later years, Paul enjoyed sharing his experiences and interests with his grandchildren, whether visiting the Museum of Science, dancing at Sandy Island, and skiing in the White Mountains. He also re-learned the trumpet and spent endless hours practicing his favorite songs, such as "Take Me Home Kathleen” in honor of his beautiful wife.
Beyond his rich local life, Paul and his dear wife loved to travel together with his family and friends. Paul proudly talked about his Irish and Italian heritage and was fortunate to visit both Ireland and Italy multiple times. In 2018, Paul shared an adventure in Italy by train with his children and grandchildren. Watching him enjoy gelato with his grandchildren by Lake Como is a very special memory for his family.
Paul was a kind-hearted person who enjoyed life to its fullest, and who lived a life worth living. He was incredibly devoted to his family and took special pride and joy in attending his deeply loved grandchildren’s events and games and sharing in their accomplishments. Recently, he said the best thing in his life had been his children and taking joy in his grandchildren with his wife.
He will be remembered as a loyal friend by his legions of friends and will be deeply missed by the countless individuals who were fortunate enough to know him. Anyone who knew him would know in their hearts that Paul loved them and would want them to carry on and continue on his path of having fun, staying healthy and using your gifts to help others.
Paul is survived by his devoted wife, Kathleen Sheehan Macione, and by his two daughters, Maureen Paulette Basmajian and her husband, Varant Basmajian, of Concord, MA, and Amy Macione Turcotte and her husband Stephen Turcotte of Peabody, MA. He is also survived by his brother Daniel Macione and his wife Linda Macione of Peabody, MA and his four grandchildren, Alexander and Nora Basmajian and Spencer and Kira Turcotte. Paul is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Sheehan of Beverly, MA, as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews, and cousins.
For those who wish to celebrate Paul’s life, services will be held in Peabody this week. Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM and the funeral service will be celebrated at the St. John’s the Baptist Church in Peabody, MA on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 AM. All attendee's are required to wear facial covering.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory can be made to the Carmelite Sisters' on 5 Wheatland Street in Peabody, MA 01960.
Interment will be held at a later date.
For those of you who have a special or happy memory of Paul, the family has asked that you send those to M. Basmajian at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can share them with his grandchildren
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Paul was a sweet, kind and a fun classmate.His smile was contagious. It's been a long time since high school but I will always remember Paul and the hockey games. Rest in Peace Janice Comeau Patrizz
Paul was a very good friend and fishing buddy. I taught him how to fly cast back in the 80's . He and brother Danny went on several fishing trips with me and my brother Richie. Such great memories of fishing Grand Lake Stream and the Penobscot River. Paul also helped me out several times with his Industrious skills and know how. He was a very loving person who cherished his children and grandchildren. He talked about them often with loving compliments. I will miss you my friend. David LeBlanc
Our sincere condolences to the Macione Family. Elaine and Lauretta (Sherrick)
Paul, we will miss you more and more as days go by. You were the best brother & brother-in-law we could have ever asked for. Your kindness, love and wonderful outgoing personality are going to be sorely missed by us and by your three nephews, dan, jr., ryan & matthew & their families. You were their beloved uncle & godfather to all three boys & were a wonderful example how a good-hearted, kind person lives his life & you are leaving behind as your legacy our wonderful sister-in-law kathleen & your beautiful daughters amy & maureen & their husband's & fantastic grandchildren who we all love so dearly. ❤️
Tom and I loved Paul as a dear and special friend. He added a special spark to our lobster outings in our back yard every summer. We know how much he loved and enjoyed his grandchildren He will be missed but always in our hearts.Rest iin peace dear friend. Love Tom and JJudy
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