Paul Corcoran
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 8, 1934
  • Place of birth:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 14, 2017
  • Place of passing:
    Massachusetts, United States
Always on our minds, forever in our hearts

Paul was born on June 8, 1934 and passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Paul was a resident of Lancaster, Massachusetts at the time of his passing.

Paul graduated from Boston University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. .

He also served during the Korean War in the United States Air Force.

He was married to Janet.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday January 21st from 10am-12pm in the Silas F. Richardson Son Funeral Home 106 West St. Leominster.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to either VCALancaster Animal Hospital 456 High St a Lancaster MA 01523 or to NEADS 305 Redemption Rock Trail Princeton MA 01541.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 15th January 2018

"Dear dad, it's hard to believe a year has gone by without you. You will always be forever real with me. You came to me twice in my dreams this week and even brought Stacey. But I knew you were definitely with me when Major Tom came on the radio as I turned on to 117 and saw Taylor's release of balloons into the heavens. I know you wanted to comfort me on this difficult day. It brought tears, but I was happy to share your being with us with Janet, Melissa and Jessy. We spent the day sharing wonderful memories of you. And honored you during a lovely  family dinner, followed by a truly sentimental night with Janet. But you know all this because you are with us everyday. You may not be here physically, but you live on in each of us, the best family there could ever be with you as our guide and mentor. Forever missed , forever loved, love always, Deby. ❤️❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 14th January 2018

"Today is the first anniversary of your leaving us.  It till hurts as much today as it did then.  I miss my best friend, my confidant, the love of my life.  We will all meet today to honor your memory Paul.  I love you so much."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 26th December 2017

"Dear Dad,
You are missed everyday, but especially our first Christmas without you. But we know you are always with us. Even providing Christmas gifts, getting Taylor home before an ice storm hit, giving me a safe heavy car to drive to be with our family, and enough snow to make a beautiful white Christmas. You are forever missed and loved. Love Always Deby"

This tribute was added by Edward Harnish on 26th December 2017

"Merry Christmas Paul, you are always on our minds.  We love and miss you.  I know you are in heaven looking down on the family and smiling seeing all the grandchildren.  Love you"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 25th December 2017

"Merry Christmas Paul.  We celebrated today at Jessy and Mark's new home.  There was an empty chair left for you which was Amanda's idea.  We put your favorite green sports coat draped over it and Ed gave the tribute and we toasted you.  You would have loved Jessy and Mark's new home.  It reminds me so much of our home on Oak Street.  There are even a few reminders of Betty Spring Road there.  You will be forever missed Paul.  I love you so and will forever."

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 17th September 2017

"Today is the first birthday without you and it hurts,  I try not to feel sorry for myself but it's hard not to.  The phone rang once at 2am and I know it was you.  You do have those funny ways of communicating with me.  Don't ever stop!  I love you."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 10th September 2017

"Dear Dad,
Words can't express my thanks for your hand in getting Roxanne out of harms way from Hurricane Irma. And the bonus of her first class seat. You listened to my prayers. She had so many signs you were with her the whole time. I know you will continue to keep watch over her and all of us. Love and miss you everyday and always. ❤"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 1st September 2017

"Paul, missing you like crazy.  I will never, ever be able to explain how lonely life is without you in it.  You've been visiting I know...the signs are there but I can't hold you, touch you.  I think about all the great songs we loved and all the dancing.  Putting the 45's on the stereo.  The memories are wonderful but just not enough...Love you forever..."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 18th June 2017

"Dear Dad,
Today is another tough first without you. Daughters should have their dads on Fathers Day. Thought of you all day today, wishing I could hug you and tell you how much I love you. But I think you ordered this perfect beach day for me. I know you are still watching over us. I look for signs everyday. I now think when good things happen, those are signs from you. I hold you in my heart always. Love and miss you forever. My Father's Day tribute of love to you. ❤❤❤"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 18th June 2017

"Happy Fathers Day Paul.  You were always the  Best dad around. The proof is in your daughters. Love you. Always have and always will."

This tribute was added by melissa harnish on 11th June 2017

"Dad, I'm a few dates late, but as you are always on my mind, I figure it is never too late to wish you a happy, but belated birthday.  I wish you were here to celebrate this birthday and all birthdays to come with us, but I know you are here in spirit.  Not a day goes by where I don't think of you, and how much you mean to me, as well as this whole family.  We miss our patriarch, and on your bday, we missed you even more.  I will love you always."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 8th June 2017

"Dear Dad,
This tribute is my birthday phone call to you. Thought of you all day today. Well I think of you everyday, but more so today on your birthday. Janet, Melissa, Lori and I had a lovely day celebrating your special day at the Great Salt Lake. And we had several laughs and fun moments remembering funny stories we had with you. You are forever in our hearts. A toast to you my wonderful dad. Love always and forever, Deby."

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 8th June 2017

"Happy Birthday My Love,  there is not a day gone by that I haven't missed you but on the special days it's always harder.  Today we all celebrate the very special man you were.  Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle.  

Sending all my love to you....."

This tribute was added by Carla Wojtukiewicz on 8th June 2017

"Happy Birthday, Paul. Although you are not here to celebrate the day of your birth with those you love, they are celebrating what a wonderful man you were, and how much you touched each of them. I knew you as the living husband of one of my dearest friends, Janet. The two of you had a special love affair and I am grateful that you came into her life, and that I was able to get to know you and witness the love you had for each other. I pray that on this day, the day of your birth, that you give Janet and your family a sign of your unending love as they gather together to remember what a kind and wonderful man you were to all."

This tribute was added by Edward Harnish on 8th June 2017

"Happy Birthday Paul,  You are truly forever missed.  I think about you often and they  are always all great memories.  i hope you have a wonderful day in heaven watching over your family.  Love you Paul"

This tribute was added by melissa harnish on 21st April 2017

A bittersweet couple of days.  Finally, your great granddaughter, Adelyn Breault Kelley has arrived!  We've been waiting for her anxiously, and both she and Amanda are doing terrific.  You would love her.  And of course, that is bittersweet part.  Everything that should be good is somehow just not the same without you here.  I think of you every day, and cry for you every day.  I just wish you were here to meet Adelyn.  We all waited for a baby girl, and I'll never forget how excited you were at Amanda's during her gender reveal celebration last Thanksgiving.  You were truly happy and excited that we were finally getting our baby granddaughter.  And now she is here, and I just wish you were too.  I hope you are watching over us all, and see how perfect and precious sweet Adelyn is.  She would have loved you like we all do.  I'm just so sorry she never even got a chance to meet you.  I just wanted to acknowledge you on this sweetest of days.  I love you.  Miss you.  Every single day."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 21st April 2017

"Dear Dad, thinking of you and missing you everyday. Time doesn't make it easier, seems to make it more difficult. Memories of our good (and bad) times come flooding in at any time. I watched the first episode of FARGO season 3 last night. Of course all I could think of was how much you would love it, Already quirky, and one of the props is a red corvette, probably the year you always wanted (I take that as a sign from you). Also I hope you already know you now have a new great grandson, Clifton Paul, and a new great granddaughter, still waiting for the name. I know you are watching over them and all of us. Anyway, I just wanted to check in with you. Love your always and forever, Deby"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 2nd April 2017

"Dear Paul,
I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I'll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 7th March 2017

"Dear Dad,
Today is my first birthday without you. I have received so many wonderful birthday wishes from family and friends, but the one I want and miss the most is your always birthday call. So instead, I am sending you 61 kisses and hugs. Love and miss you always, your forever first born daughter. Forever on my mind......"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 6th March 2017

"Miss you so much..."

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 16th February 2017

"I will never get over losing you Paul.  I feel so empty inside.  There is a pain in my heart that won't go away.  Our 31st anniversary is next week...I want you back here with me."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 14th February 2017

"Dear Dad, I can't believe a month has gone by since you have been gone from us. They say time heals all, but not in this case, time only makes it more real and more sad. But I hope you are comforted with having Josie with you. Love you every day, but I will forever have a broken heart on this sad Valentine's day. Miss you soooo much."

This tribute was added by Lori Kelly on 12th February 2017

"i still can't believe you are gone, not sure it has completely sunk in yet.  I will miss your smile and wit.  I have a fond memory of my wedding day.  We were dancing and the photographer wanted to take our picture, I was getting annoyed that I was continually getting interrupted for photos and you were so calm and soothing.  I want to share an Irish prayer.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 29th January 2017

"My Love Paul,
I will not forget you.  You are in my waking thoughts, my sweetest memories, my dearest dreams.  I will not forget you.  You have touched my soul, opened my eyes, changed my very experience of the universe.  I will not forget you.  I see you in the flowers, the sunset, the sweep of the horizon and all things that stretch to infinity.  I will not forget you.  I have carved you on the palm of my hand.  I carry you with me forever.  
                                                                                 (Ellen Sue Stern)"

This tribute was added by Taylor Breault on 27th January 2017

"Grandfather I love you so much more than I could ever explain.  I talk to you now every single day and it kills me to think I won't see you again.  I know that you were my biggest supporter and you're up there cheering me on. I was blessed to spend 30 years of my life with you by my side and I am going to spend the rest of my life with you living through me and making you proud every day.  You were the most amazing man I could have ever asked for.  I miss you more than words could say and I love you so so much"

This tribute was added by Linda Moriarty on 27th January 2017

"Janet- I have not seen you in years but
Want to extend my condolences. I am so
sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Linda Moriarty on 27th January 2017

"Janet- I have not seen you in years but
Want to extend my condolences. I am so
sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Cyndi Gauthier on 24th January 2017

"I will always remember Paul as Lori's hip Step Dad who practiced meditation before I had any clue what that even was.  So very sorry for your loss Janet, Lori and all the rest of the family.  Sending my love and prayers..."

This tribute was added by melissa harnish on 23rd January 2017

"on behalf of Taylor Breault,

Grandfather, In Your Honor

There aren’t enough words to explain who you were
I know that no one compares to you
You had no competition and that’s for sure
There was nothing that you couldn’t do
You always spoke your mind and never held back
You were stubborn and never wrong
You fought for our family to keep us on track
You were the one who made us strong
We want so many answers that we’ll never know
There are so many things we wish we said
But I believe you would want us to let go
And honor your life instead
I think about the way you’d want me to be
I think about what you’d say
I think about how much you mean to me
And that gives me strength every day
You were a man of your word and inspired us all
You were our rock and kept us whole
When we needed help we knew who to call
Now we each have you in our soul
I know you’re watching over us and everything we do
And I can feel you everywhere
I know my beliefs will always hold true
Because when you’re needed you’re always there
I know you’d want us to be strong right now
And fight through all our pain

And know we’ll all get through this somehow
And see our loss as Heaven’s gain
I can talk to you now anytime I need
You’re my Grandfather and my best friend
I’ll follow your guidance wherever you lead
This is the beginning that has no end
You lived 82 years doing your best
You impacted everyone you ever met
But now you have your chance to rest
Knowing you’re impossible to forget
We’ll give back to you and make you proud every day
We’ll stay together and all stand strong
We’ll cherish the time we have in every way
Just like you did all along
You were an amazing man, much more than you know
There was nothing you couldn’t do
We’ll take you with us wherever we go
And live our lives in honor of you!

We love you Grandfather, to the moon and stars connected and back!

By:  Taylor Breault"

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 23rd January 2017

"Dear dad,
I will forever cherish the memories of our dad/daughter dinners at the Chateau. Those were special times between just you and me. We would look at the menu, but always ordered the same haddock dish, with a baked potato, that you would save to bring home to Janet. I loved our discussions about our family, and our latest shared interests in TV shows and movies.  And when needed just loving support and a shoulder to cry on in my difficult times.
Your forever love and encouragement throughout my life made me the strong independent woman I am today and you shared that same wisdom with your granddaughter Roxanne making her the self sufficient girl she is today and I know you are so proud of. You adored all of your grand and great grandchildren.
You touched all of our lives in so many positive and loving ways. Sixty years with you was not enough time. I always thought of you as forever young. I know you are still watching over us. And wearing your bracelet brings comfort in knowing you are always with me.
I am proud as your first born to carry on your name and  your legacy.
I could say so much more now, but I will wait until we meet for dinner again. We will have a lot to catch up on.
Dad, I love you always, Your loving daughter.

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 22nd January 2017

"I will love you forever Paul."

This tribute was added by melissa harnish on 18th January 2017

"Dad, you were the one person in my life I have always been able to count on.  No matter what, you were there for me.  You didn't always agree with my choices, but you were always in my corner, willing to listen and guide me. You were there for me when I had cancer, attending every doctor's appointment, chemo appointment, spending all day in Boston with me, always believing I would beat it.  Your love for all of us was unconditional.   We will miss you forever, and though you are no longer with us, we will carry you in our hearts.  Love you to the moon and starts connected and back!  Melissa"

This tribute was added by Jessica Chiurri on 18th January 2017

"I just can't believe you are gone Dad. I am so glad that we have so many good memories. We are so lucky to have a family that likes to do things together. So many trips and gatherings. We all truly love each other. I going to miss you but I know I'll see you again with all our other family members that have passed   I know you are watching over all of us. Love you Dad"

This tribute was added by Janet Corcoran on 17th January 2017

"I will love you til the end of in peace my darling until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Deb Corcoran on 17th January 2017

"I just looked at all the pictures and am balling my eyes out, still can't believe this wonderful man who I was lucky enough to have as a dad is gone from our physical lives, but he will be in our hearts and thoughts always and forever. LOVE YOU DAD, and will see you on the other side."

This tribute was added by Edward Harnish on 16th January 2017

"Thank you for an example of life that only the most special can ever expect to match.  I will look for you on the other side.  

Rest In Peace in the light of the one that loved you before we did."

This tribute was added by Edward Harnish on 15th January 2017

"Your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain forever."

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