Paul E. Mayberry, 56, of Hudson

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Paul E. MayberryHudson – Of Hudson, formerly of Waltham, Paul Edward Mayberry passed away April 14, 2024 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester at the age of 56.

Paul was born on January 24, 1968, in Steele, Missouri to his parents Maple Mayberry and John Rankin. He was raised in the Southside of Waltham attending the Fitch School and South Junior High School.

Paul graduated from Waltham High School in 1986, playing football, baseball and throwing the shot put for the track team. For his athletic achievements, he is a member of the Waltham High School Hall of Fame. After high school, Paul graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. While at UMASS, he was a 1st team Football All-American leading the Minutemen to a Yankee Conference Championship and playoff appearance during his senior year.

After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from UMASS, Paul went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Brandeis University. He then went on to work with youths of all ages, landing him a job as a counselor at Waltham High School. As a high school counselor, Paul coached football at Watertown High School, Bentley University, and Framingham State University.

In 2003, he was appointed Head Football Coach of Waltham High School, and held this position for 8 years. For his work in Waltham, Paul was named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 2004 victory over Brockton High School on Thanksgiving Day.

Paul was a fun loving person who lived his life out loud. He was great to be around and loved by all.

He leaves behind his beloved mother Maple Mayberry of Hudson, his father John Rankin of Birmingham, Alabama, and his loving brother Kevan Mayberry, and partner Tara Mayberry, of Clinton. In addition, Paul leaves behind his partner of over 10 years, Elizabeth Medeiros of Hudson, and her two daughters, Cyan Prather and Sarina Prather. Beyond family, Paul leaves behind an army of friends from Waltham and UMASS who will miss him dearly.

Those who wish to pay their respects to Paul and his family may do so in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on FRIDAY, April 26th, from 4pm until 7pm.

Family and friends are welcome to gather and celebrate Paul’s life to remember the love and friendship he shared with so many others during a Funeral Service in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial on SATURDAY afternoon April 27th at 1:30 pm.

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