Obituary of Paul E. Slater

PAUL E. SLATER of Tewksbury, Sunday, January 7th at seventy-three years of age. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen (Langenfeld) Slater. Cherished father of Melanie Tangusso, her husband Michael of Wilmington,and Paul J. Slater, his fiancé Rebecca Klein of Haverhill. Dear brother of Ronald Slater, Sr., his wife Maryann of Woburn. Very special “Grampy” to Shelby and Christopher Tangusso of Wilmington. Loving uncle of Ronald Slater, Jr., his wife Melissa of Tewksbury. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, January 11th at 10:30a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony Church 851 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Funeral. Remembrances may be made in Paul's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY

Paul E. Slater of Tewksbury passed away on Sunday, January 7th with his loving family at his side. The beloved husband of Mary Ellen (Langenfeld) Slater, he was seventy-three years of age. Born in Medford and raised in Arlington and Woburn, Paul was one of two brothers born to the late Ernest J. and Doris H. (Larson) Slater. He was educated at Arlington Tech where he received his certificate in auto mechanics. After completing the program, Paul immediately started a position with Bonnell Ford in Winchester in 1971 and worked his way to service manager. He retired from Bonnell in 2011.

While in Woburn, Paul was introduced to his friend’s sister Mary Ellen Langenfeld, whom he met while fixing her car. It was love at first site. They later married in St. Anthony’s Church in Woburn and started their new life together in Tewksbury, proudly raising two children. They had been married for over fifty wonderful years. He and the family would head up north to go camping in the White Mountains and Conway which was a yearly tradition for everyone.

As a man passionate about automobiles, Paul was a super fan of Stock Car Racing and would travel weekly to Maine and other local tracks to take part in the festivities. He attended outdoor automotive flea markets that were held around the state as well. In addition to his love of cars, Paul thoroughly enjoyed taking cars apart, and putting them back together again.

Paul always loved spending time with his family and close friends. As a very proud grandfather, he always enjoyed seeing his grandchildren Shelby and Christopher whenever he could.

A man who was always friendly and easy-going, Paul will always be remembered for his smile that he always wore and his generosity that he gave to everyone he met.

Paul is lovingly survived by his wife Mary Ellen (Langenfeld) Slater. Cherished father of Melanie Tangusso, her husband Michael of Wilmington and Paul J. Slater, his fiancé Rebecca Klein of Haverhill. Dear brother of Ronald Slater, Sr., his wife Maryann of Woburn. Very special “Grampy” to Shelby and Christopher Tangusso of Wilmington. Loving uncle of Ronald Slater, Jr., his wife Melissa of Tewksbury. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, January 11th at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Funeral. Remembrances may be made in Paul's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.