Shrewsbury – Paul J. Marzo, 68, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Auburn, passed away comfortably and peacefully on May 6, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his beloved wife of 44 years Debra L. (Stubbert) Marzo.
Father of Anthony J. Marzo and his wife Julie, Melissa A. Charlton and her husband Ken, and Matthew J. Marzo and fiance Jenn Perkins. He also leaves his four grandchildren Kaylee, Meghan, Anthony and Emily. Paul was born and raised in the Grafton Hill section of Worcester, the oldest of 6 children to the late Joseph A. and Bernice L. (Bernier) Marzo. Brother of Mary Ann Chiampa and her husband David, John J. Marzo and his wife Cathy, Linda M. Midura and her husband Larry, Joseph M. Marzo and his wife Sue and David J. Marzo and his wife Dawn. Paul leaves behind many nieces and nephews, Sister in-law of Virginia A. Allen brother in-law of Harry W. “Billy” Stubbert and his wife Patty and Paul J. “PJ” Stubbert and his wife Susan, and lifelong family friends.
Paul grew up in Worcester, raised his family in Auburn, and retired in Shrewsbury. He graduated from Holy Name High School and worked at Produx Plastic Company for over 20 years and retired from Worcester Housing Authority.
Those who knew Paul would describe him as kind, selfless, and welcoming. He loved his family but made all those who met him feel like family. His wife and best friend Debra created a wonderful life with many years of memories together with their family and friends. There were trips to Disney, camping in Brewster, family trips to the Cape, and vacations with his family and friends. But some of his best memories came from day to day life like gravy dinners, football games, sleepovers with the grandchildren, fishing, grilling, cribbage, planting his garden and family parties. Paul enjoyed watching his children grow on the soccer field and would never miss a game. He was so proud of his four grandchildren and loved to watch them spend time together.
Paul loved history and could often be seen reading nonfiction books of all kinds especially those about the Revolutionary War. He enjoyed antiquing with Debra on the weekends, always searching for interesting historical artifacts to add to his collection. He enjoyed cold beers with company and hosting family and friends at his home. Paul loved visiting different breweries in New England where he enjoyed collecting tulip glasses.
Paul was a wonderful devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Monday, May 10, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Funeral Home Service will be held on Tuesday, May 11th at 11:00 am. Private interment will be held at a later date.
In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, all attendees are kindly asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s honor to Shrewsbury Historical Society P.O. Box 641, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
To view Paul’s online tribute, share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.chiampafuneralhome.com.