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R. David Paul

February 11, 1931 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 89)


R. David Paul, 89, of Easton, passed away from Parkinson’s Disease on Jan. 30, 2021. Native of Brockton, he was employed in hospitality and foodservice management. His sociability and young-at-heart spirit were known to all. He played golf and cards and listened to country music. David and his beloved late wife of 37 years Lorraine J. (Sullivan) (Kimball) Paul spent 8 years in South Dennis and 20 years in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. There on the island he worked part-time for the parking authority and issued the most tickets in one day. Back on the mainland for health reasons, they lived in Bridgewater. After her passing he moved to Queset in Easton 8 years ago where he enjoyed people and activities. David was the loving father of Gary Paul and his wife Christina of Maine and Michele Sheridan and her late husband Timothy of West Yarmouth; loving stepfather of Francis J. Kimball and his wife Kim of Bridgewater, Stephen P. Kimball of Brockton, Charles E. Kimball and his wife Deb of Bridgewater, Christine M. Kazlauskas and her husband Jonas of Bridgewater, Richard W. Kimball and his wife Sue of CT, Thomas H. Kimball and his wife Maryann of N. Dighton, Kathleen M. Royle and her husband Jack of Cape Cod and FL; dear grandfather of Jonathan Paul, Jason Paul, Jordan Sheridan, Janet Sheridan and the late William Sheridan and Joshua Paul; also of Frankie Kimball and his wife Kerri, Nicole Saltmarsh and her husband Michael, Julie Kimball, Christie Kimball, Leo Kazlauskas and his wife Sarah, Carissa Kimball, Chelsea Kimball, Corinne Kimball, Sheridan Kimball, Tommy Kimball, Tony Varela, Lauren Varela; great-grandfather of many new family additions; brother of Suzanne O’Connor and the late Lorraine Brides; and an uncle of many nieces and nephews. Walk-through calling hours will be Wednesday (Feb.3) 3-6 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton. Face masks, social distancing and occupancy limits required. David’s funeral Mass and burial are private. In safer times a Celebration of Life will be held for David. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation or American Cancer Society. 


Our family didn’t start out the traditional way, and at times, it was not easy, but we made our family work and David was a big part of it.  I believe my mother and my father will be welcoming David with open arms, my mother because she loved him dearly and my father because he knows how much David loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren when my father could not, because he left us too early.  


I know David knows we loved him so much, especially his children Gary and Michele and his step children Frank, Steve, Chuck, Me, Rick, Tom and Kathy we might have been a bit of a misfit family, to say the least, but we love each other and that is all that matters in the end.  


David was young at heart, and we all had plenty of laughs, loves and hugs.  He loved his peanuts, Norte Dame and all the New England Sports teams, he loved detective books, and country western music.    

He loved being social and was coined the Mayor of Queset where he lived because he ran, movie night, cribbage nite,  poker night etc.  and he never forgot a name.  

We will cherish the memories we all made when you and my mom lived down the Cape, on Martha’s Vineyard and then in Bridgewater.  We as a family and extended family will continue our yearly trip to the Vineyard and will remember you both, because it was you and mom that introduced our family to the Vineyard and now there are multiple generations of family that go each year and it continues to grow so that we can celebrate the love of family together each year.  Thank you for that...

And finally, all of us sitting in this room love you and are happy to know that you are know longer suffering and you are home with God and all of your loved ones that have gone before you.  Love you David and you will be dearly missed.

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Calling Hours
February 3, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main St.
Brockton, MA 02301

Private Interment


Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York NY 10018

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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