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Paul A. Colarusso

Plymouth, Paul A. Colarusso, age 82, of Plymouth, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born in Quincy to the late Leonard “Leo” and Sue M. (Mirabelle) Colarusso. He was a graduate of the former Saint John’s Elementary School in 1949 and the Quincy Trade School, Class of 1953.  He had lived in Plymouth for twenty years. He especially loved his home in Plymouth on Big Sandy Pond where he and his wife Cicely hosted many summer events as well as family gatherings during the winter holidays.

He was employed for many years as a master plumber in Boston for the John Hancock Insurance Company, retiring in 1998.

Paul served as an AMH3 in the U.S. Navy during the 1950’s.

He enjoyed astronomy, building his own telescope, carpentry, reading, camping and travelling the country and Newfoundland to visit his wife’s family.

Most of all, Paul was dedicated to his family and to his Catholic faith.

Beloved husband for thirty-two years of Cicely L. (Nihill) Colarusso. He was also husband of the late Marilyn (Knaus) Colarusso.

Devoted father of Paul E. Colarusso and his wife Cathy of Arkansas and David W. Colarusso of Fitchburg.

Step-father of Peter Dias and his wife Mary of Florida, the late Mark Dias and his wife Cindy of North Carolina, Larry Dias and his wife Michelle of Brockton. Paul is survived by many grandchildren.

Dear brother of Leonard J. Colarusso of Quincy, Robert J. Colarusso of Michigan, Jeanne M. Swanson and her husband Douglas of Randolph and the late Carol A. Miele. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, December 6th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Interment with Military Honors at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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December 8, 2017
Our hearts are broken and we will forever miss him and always love him. We have wonderful lifetime memories, I as his sister and Doug as his brother-in-law. Paul you are now at peace. Until we meet again.

~ Doug & Jeanne Swanson


December 7, 2017
My father was about Love and Family. Your spirit will always be alive in all of us. I'm proud to be his son.

~ David Colarusso


December 5, 2017
Toni and I are so saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul was a great guy – we loved him dearly. We have many fond memories of him visiting us here in Newfoundland. And of us visiting him and Cicely in Brockton and Plymouth. May he rest in peace.

~ Wayne & Toni Pike, Gander, Newfoundland


December 4, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

~ The Beatrice Family


December 4, 2017
Paul was a true gentleman. Always a fun person to be around. He had a funny game that he played with Janet that lasted over 50 years. He will be missed. I enjoyed our conversations. Blessings to all.

~ Paul O'Neil


December 3, 2017
Jeannie & Doug: My condolences to you and your family!

~ Peggy Samardak


December 3, 2017
Missing you greatly.

~ Peter & Mary Dias


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