Paul J. Bandera, age 62

of Quincy

Paul J. Bandera, age 62

Paul J. Bandera, age 62, of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, April 15, 2024 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in the comfort of his loving family.

Paul was born in Boston and raised in Quincy Point. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1980. He lived in Lakeville, Hanover, and Quincy.

He worked as a salesman in the advertising industry for many years.

Paul enjoyed sports, especially basketball and golf. He was a member of Furnace Brook Golf Club in Quincy for over twenty years. Paul loved music and was a fan of The Beatles.

He was charismatic and known for his outgoing personality. In high school, he was recognized as the friendliest in his class. Paul was caring, loving, and well-liked.

In 2021, Paul was inducted into the Quincy-North Quincy Football Hall of Fame, having played tight end on the 1980 Quincy High football team. His trophy was presented in an intimate ceremony with teammates and friends from the committee.

Paul was devoted to his children, always supporting their many sporting events, activities, and accomplishments.

Beloved father of Nina M. Bandera of Quincy, Alexandra Bandera and her partner Tyler Coyne, Julia Bandera, and Sophia Bandera, all of Lakeville.

Loving grandfather of Lincoln Paul Bandera.

Cherished son of Robert “Tony” Bandera of Walpole and the late MaryEllen (McArdle) Bandera. He was also predeceased by his second mother, Ann Bandera.

One of six siblings, Paul was the dear brother of Susan Messinger and her husband Ronnie of Hanover, Marie Kayes and her husband George of Weymouth, John Bandera and his wife Christine of Hingham, James “Jimmy” Bandera and his wife Karen of Duxbury, and Robert “Bobby” Bandera and his wife Ellen of Marshfield.

Paul is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Former husband of Cheryl (Albino) Bandera of Lakeville and Kathleen E. Picardi-Bandera of Hanover. Kathy remained close, as a loving friend and caretaker.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, April 18, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or to the McLean Hospital, Developmental Office, 115 Mill Street, MS 126, Belmont, MA 02478 (kindly note on the check that the gift is intended for the Harvard Brain Tissue Center). Paul donated his brain to advance research and inform the development of new and more effective treatments against Alzheimer’s disease.


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  • My memories of Paul are that when he spoke to you he acted like you were the most important person in the room at the time.
    RIP Paul
    Wally Kilgallon

  • I remember when Paul moved into the neighborhood
    we became close friends and stayed close through high school. Later in life when I would run into him, we would have great conversations filled with a lot of laughs
    I’m sure like most people I wish I could’ve had one more conversation with Paul

  • we are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing…Paul was our neighbor while the kids were younger. Sending love and healing prayers to his family ❤️

  • Wally that’s how I felt!!
    Paul made you feel like you were the only one in the room when you talked with him!
    RIP Paul 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Always had a smile on his face. Just a wonderful person

  • To the family and friends of Bando,

    I would like to offer my sincerest condolences on Paul’s passing. Bando was a good man. We shared many laughs at the gym or over a cold beverage. Paul will be missed.
    I would cringe when Bando came into the gym because if he spotted you he would yell across the gym and ask if you were done with the 10 pound dumbbells or worse yet he would ask if you were going to Zumba class…
    Truly one of a kind l, gone too soon.

    God bless you Bando

  • Mary Harrington.
    Rest in peace Paul..
    Condolences to the family.

  • Always Smiling and Happy,So Sad to The Bandera Family for their loss❤️🙏

  • Cousin Paul was one of the kindest souls to ever roam this earth. Paul’s perpetual, beaming smile and positive energy brought so much joy to all of us, who were fortunate enough to know him. Unsurprisingly, the world felt a little dimmer today when I learned of his passing.
    Sending all who loved Paul light and love!
    With deepest sympathy from Alaska,

  • I remember Paul from Dorchester at a very young age Rest In Peace My Friend

  • With sadness in my heart, I offer my sincere condolences to his family and all who were close to Paul through his QHS years and during his recent illness. It was a pleasure to know Paul and to have coached him on the QHS JV baseball team the late 70’s. He was a fine young man. I know he will be missed by his family and many friends. Rest In Peace.

  • Dear Cheryl, Cathy, Tony and of course “Paul’s Girls”. In the 25 years your Dad
    And I played golf together one thing never changed. All Paul talked about was his girls. “They’re great,They’re great”. He loved you all so much and I loved him
    Like a son. Always the famous Bandy smile and laugh. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I could go on forever about him, but everyone knows what a great person he was. I will never stop praying for him. God Bless Paul and his entire family.
    Bobby Kane

  • I will only have fond memories of Paul as someone who lit up a room and always made you feel special with his great sense of humor and smile. He was truly one-of-a-kind.
    John My prayers go out to you and the Bandera family

    Paul Connolly

  • Remembering Paul fondly. I was good friends with youngest brother John and just idolize Paul early 80’s. Fun loving and friendly guy. May he rest in peace.

  • We walked home from football practice together to The Point many dark nights for several years and always had a laugh usually because of Paul. RIP

  • I knew Paul in high school , 3years in my homeroom. What a great guy ! always so nice to everyone , great smile and personality . so sorry to hear of his passing. May he RIP .

  • Growing up as the youngest, I always viewed Paul as the guardian and protector…of the family. He was larger-than-life in many respects, in his personality, in his enthusiasm, and his…kindness. As the siblings got older, and began lives of their own, that sentiment of protector shifted to his own growing family Im sure. My fondest memories of Paul are always of when we were kids, and the siblings were so close, and everything revolved around the house we grew up in. Life moves very quickly. I will remember Paul always as the big brother, the protector.

  • To thwr Bandera family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with as you celebrate Paul’s life.
    God bless yo all. Jim and Sylvia

  • Well said, John.
    Paul truly was all of those things to me too, even as his older sister.
    Always quick to smile and laugh. So generous with his sweet, kind heart.
    This is the Paul I will always remember and those childhood memories will be forever cherished.
    Rest peacefully little brother

  • My sincerest condolences on Paul”s passing . I’ve had the pleasure of golfing with Paul and his dad. George wright , Wampatuck and Furnace Brook. A class act, Paul was a true gentleman and a hall of fame individual! sincerely Joe Trocki

  • Our sincere condolences to all of Paul’s family and friends. Paul was a wonderful friend and neighbor when we lived in Lakeville. We spent hours and hours talking and laughing while our kids played together. He is missed.

  • Heartbreaking to hear of Paul’s passing. I will forever cherish my memories of our friendship during our Jr.High/High School years. He was a great guy! May God Bless Paul’s family during this difficult time..

  • So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He certainly loved his family. I worked with Paul before his illness.
    He was a man’s man. Know that the family are my thoughts and prayers. Mike Deffley

  • Paul and I played football for a few years and walked home to Edison park and Edison street together each night. Each trip was an experience with a lot of talking. He was such a gifted athlete and person. RIP Paul