Paul H. Wilder, 78, of Marlborough


Paul H. WilderMarlborough – Paul H. Wilder, 78, died on April 16, 2021 after a short period of failing health. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late Edward and Jeannette (Boivin) Fahey, and lived in the area all his life.

Paul worked much of his life in construction, mostly for Bonazzoli Construction and Fahey Construction. After retiring, he worked for himself doing landscaping and any other job that a friend might need a hand with. Paul loved to work with his hands, repairing small engines and restoring antiques were his favorite hobbies.

He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Martin and her husband Scott of Berlin; one son, Paul T. Wilder and his wife Michele Vitolo of Maryland; three grandchildren, Michael Martin and his wife Kayla, Scott Martin and his wife Sara Holm, and Evelyn Wilder; one great-grandchild, Skylar; four brothers, George Wilder of Louisiana, Kenneth Wilder of Florida, David Wilder of Marlborough, and Alfred Butler of Uxbridge; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Wilder. He leaves his lifelong friends, Red, Paul P., the diner crew, and his pals at the 7-Eleven.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 21, from 5-7 p.m. in the Short & Rowe Funeral Home (, 95 West Main St., Marlborough.  Burial will be at a later date.