Northborough – Paul Stephen Feeley, 76, of Northborough, beloved husband of Mary-Ellen (Denning) Feeley passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 30, 2023 surrounded by his family after a long “Fearless” battle with cancer.
Paul was born in Worcester, MA to James and Shirley (Whitla) Feeley. He was a proud graduate of Saint John’s High School class of 1964 and the College of the Holy Cross class of 1968.
Upon graduation from college, Paul began a life-long career in finance becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and working as a Senior Accountant for Peat, Marwick & Mitchell. After several years as an accountant, Paul moved into the banking industry, first as a comptroller at Commerce Bank in Worcester, MA then becoming Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at several regional banks, retiring in 2017 from Holbrook Savings Bank in Holbrook, MA.
Throughout his banking career, Paul was an active member of the Financial Managers Society where he was President of the local chapter and a Director at the National level for several years. He also was an active member of Saint Rose of Lima parish in Northborough, MA.
He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard serving in the 1st BN 110th Armor division from June 1968 to June 1974.
Paul’s greatest accomplishment was being married to his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life Mary-Ellen (Denning) Feeley for 55 years. In addition to Mary-Ellen, Paul leaves behind his four children, Kathleen Schmidt and her husband David of Savannah, GA, Timothy Feeley and his husband Joseph McGowan of Taunton, MA, Elizabeth Johnsen and her husband Martin of Bolton, MA, and Thomas Feeley and his wife Nicole of Hingham, MA. His eight grandchildren, Ryan Schmidt, Hannah Schmidt, James Schmidt, Morgan Feeley, Madeline Feeley, Jack Feeley, Lilly Johnsen and Callie Johnsen. He also was able to recently meet and hold his first great grandson Bentley Schmidt.
Paul was a quiet reserved family man who loved spending time with his kids and grandchildren at the beaches on the Cape or watching the Red Sox at Fenway Park. He also lived life to the fullest which we believe stemmed from surviving the Worcester Tornado of 1953. Whether hot air ballooning over the California Coast, tightrope walking at the circus or playing Santa at Christmas with his best friend as the Elf, he always knew how to have a good time.
Paul’s family would like to thank the incredible Doctors and Nurses at the Worcester Cancer Center and Dana Farber Cancer Institute who helped with his care over the last several years. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute @ Dana-Farber.org to help support the quest to eradicate cancer.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours at the Chiampa Funeral Home, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. His Funeral will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main Street, Northborough. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. Those attending the Mass are asked to go directly to church.