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Paul Michael Rich

August 12, 1940 — March 27, 2024

Boston

Paul Michael Rich

Paul Michael Rich (August 12 1940 to March 27, 2024) Obituary 

Paul Michael Rich, 83, of Boston, Massachusetts, formerly of Hull & Duxbury,  Massachusetts and Kennebunk, Maine, died after a brief illness on March 27, 2024  surrounded by family. Born on August 12, 1940 in Roxbury (Boston) MA, he is  predeceased by his wife Margaret “Peggy" (Hatch), his parents, Michael F & Marion  (Gilboy) Rich of Weymouth, MA, and his sister, Joan (Rich) Balonis of Weymouth MA.  Paul married his wife, Peggy in 1961 at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, MA. He was a  US Navy veteran where he became a journeyman electrician; he later obtained his  masters electrician license and worked with his father, mother and siblings at their family  business (Atlas Alarm Corp., in Weymouth MA) as a principal owner, operator and  director. 

His family relations, especially his own role as father, grandfather & great-grandfather, as  well as a loyal & loving brother were of greatest importance to him. This is where he drew  his strength and where he left his legacy. Being with his family was what Paul enjoyed  most of all. In addition, he relished local sports, deep-sea fishing, walking the beach and  just being near the ocean. Paul's life had some ups & downs as well we all do. He helped  his wife as she struggled for decades living with devastating illness and dementia. Yet  through it all, his love for the comfort and wellbeing of his family remained his ultimate  focus, and in so many, many ways, he was able to pass-on that love and strength to his  family. 

Paul is survived by his five children, Lisa (John) Podrecca, of Crossville, TN, Amy (Frank)  Rhodes of Halifax, MA, Kevin Rich (Steven Smoot) of Boston, MA, Jennifer (Jerome)  Libby of East Wakefield, NH and Andrew (Jamie Kelly) Rich of Hull, MA, his five  grandchildren, Chris Podrecca of Mattapoisett, MA, Molly (Brendan) Doherty of  Plymouth, MA, Sean (Denise) Podcecca of Las Vegas NV, Bridget (Mikey) Dalton of  Marshfield, MA and Dakota (Adam) Novak of Berwick, ME., his six great-grandchildren,  Declan Doherty, Carter Novak, Penelope Novak, Wren Podrecca, Robin Podrecca, and  Michael (MJ) Dalton, as well as his six surviving, siblings, Barbara, Ann, Marion, Alan,  Michael and John all of Eastern Massachusetts, in addition to many friends from near  and far.  

Private services will be held at Southern Maine Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Sanford,  ME at a later date to be determined. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s  Association (www.alz.org).

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