Among his survivors he leaves his devoted wife of 63 years, Kathleen M. (Bannigan) Rennie, their four loving children, Joanne R. Angell and husband David of Portland, Ore., Paul J. Rennie and wife Tracy and their children Heather and Siera of McKinney, Texas, David H. Rennie and wife Helen and their children Karalyn and Hugh of Doylestown, Pa., and Karen M. Mitchell and husband Scott and their children Andrew and Collin of Northborough. Paul was preceded in death by his two brothers, Joseph and James.
Paul was born in Medford on April 20, 1928, a son to the late James M. and Mary L. (Waters) Rennie. He attended St. James School in Medford prior to graduating from Medford High School in 1945. Paul then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, honorably serving his country upon the USS Springfield. Upon his return, Paul continued his studies, earning his BS in Accounting at Boston College, class of 1953. During his BC days he met the love of his life, Kathleen. They were married in 1954 and began raising their family in Reading. In 1970, they moved to Peterborough, N.H. and then in 1977 to North Dartmouth, where they resided for 36 years. In 2013, Paul and Kathleen relocated to Northborough.
As an avid fan of hockey, Paul enjoyed playing as a youth and was a coach for the Peterborough Hockey Club. He was a lifelong golfer and could be found on the greens until his recent health decline. He enjoyed the companionship of his labrador retrievers, Jodi and Meagan, but above all he was proud of and devoted to his family.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 4-6 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 West Main St., Northborough. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.
Paul’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Rose Monahan Hospice Home and humbly request your consideration of memorial donations to Rose Monahan Hospice Home, c/o VNA Care Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Dr., Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923.
To leave a condolence, please visit Paul’s Book of Memories at www.HaysFuneralHome.com.