Paul C. Williams

June 2, 2004

Paul C. Williams
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

PAUL C. WILLIAMS – In Woburn, Wednesday, June 2nd, retired Woburn Police Officer. Beloved husband of Mary E. (Crampton) Williams of Woburn. Devoted father of Marcia Williams Lord and her husband Gregory of Marblehead, Paul H. Williams, Donna Toher, Nancy Lynch and her husband Eugene G., all of Woburn. Dear brother of Janet Lovejoy of Woburn, Kenneth Williams of VT, Robert Williams of Chelmsford and the late Norman and Alfred Williams. Adored grandfather of Briana Lord of Marblehead, Ryan, Shaun, and Shannon Lynch of Woburn, and Cassandra Toher of Woburn. Calling hours will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 3rd from 6 – 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 4th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. At the request of the family, interment will be private. Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Paul C. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 355 Main Street, Woburn,MA 01801 or to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180

OBITUARY:

Paul C. Williams, a longtime resident and former Woburn Police Officer, passed away on Tuesday, June 2nd at his home after a courageous struggle with cancer. The beloved husband of Mary E. (Crampton) Williams, he was eighty years of age.

Born in Exeter, NH, he was the son of the late Robert and Marjorie V. (Washburn) Williams. At an early age, Paul’s family moved to Burlington where he was raised. After graduating from high school, Paul entered the Navy during WWII and served aboard the U.S.S. Mobile and the U.S.S. Biloxi.

Upon return from his military service, Paul made his home in Woburn. On June 18, 1950, he married his beloved wife Mary E.( Crampton )Williams. They made their home in the Hammond Square Section of Woburn where they raised their four children. During that time Paul owned a wholesale florist business. In addition to his business, Paul was sworn in as a Woburn Police Officer in August of 1958.

He retired from the Woburn Police Department in 1987 and received a commendation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his years of dedication and courageous service. In addition to his family, Paul loved working on his boat, Sea Breeze II, and saltwater fishing. In later years he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Paul was a member of the Massachusetts Police Association, the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association, the George A. Campbell Post of the American Legion, an honorary member of the Middlesex County Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association and a lifelong member of the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly.

Mr. Williams was predeceased by his brothers, Norman Williams and Alfred Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Crampton) Williams, to whom he was married for fifty-three years, his children, Marcia Williams Lord and her husband Gregory of Marblehead, Paul H. Williams, Donna Toher, and Nancy Lynch and her husband Eugene G., all of Woburn, his siblings, Janet Lovejoy of Woburn, Kenneth Williams of Vermont, Robert Williams of Chelmsford, his grandchildren Briana Lord of Marblehead, Ryan, Shaun and Shannon Lynch and Cassandra Toher all of Woburn.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday June 4th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. At the request of the family interment will be private.

Calling hours will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 3rd, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Paul C. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 355 Main Street, Woburn,MA 01801 or to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.

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