Marlborough – Paul R. Canty Jr., 74, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully Jan. 15, 2021 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He leaves his beloved wife, Debra A. (Grenon) Canty.
Paul was born Oct. 28, 1946 in Medford, the oldest of six children of the late Paul R. and Helen J. (Robblee) Canty. Paul was raised in Stow and was a graduate of Nashoba Valley Regional High School. Following graduation, he bravely served his Nation in the United States Navy
Paul worked for many years as a public school bus driver for several towns, including Lincoln Sudbury High School, Marlborough. Paul especially enjoyed driving the athletic teams for Lincoln-Sudbury High School to their many games and meets.
Paul was a loyal and lifelong New England sports fan. He was also an avid bingo and poker player. Paul was a passionate motorcycle enthusiast and loved to cruise on his Harley Davidson. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him will remember him for his great stories and his ability to keep a conversation going for hours.
In addition to his beloved wife, Debra A. (Grenon) Canty, he is also survived by his son, Christopher P. Canty and his beloved companion Jennifer Holman; a stepson, Jeremey E. Zipp and his wife Faith; five siblings, Jean Grenier, Linda Sluyski and her husband Bob, John Canty and his wife Janet, David Canty and his wife Maria and Charles Canty and his wife Jennifer; two grandchildren, Kaidence E. Canty and Owen B. Canty; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother-in-law, Bob Grenier.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation Friday, Jan. 22, from 5-8 p.m., at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m., at Brookside Cemetery, 36 Gleasondale Rd., Stow. All Massachusetts Covid 19 Social Distancing Restrictions will be followed during the visitation and graveside service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, State House, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133.