Paul F. Tighe

March 6, 2006

Paul F. Tighe
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Vietnam War Veteran

PAUL F. TIGHE – in Woburn, Monday, March 6th, husband of Anita M. (Oberste). Beloved son of Helen P. (DeLong) Tighe and the late Michael J. Tighe. Devoted father of Jennifer M. Tighe, Valerie L. Riordan and her husband Brian and Sara P. Tighe, all of Woburn. Dear brother of Michael J. Tighe of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Jared and Keira Riordan. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, March 10th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is Private. Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Salvation Army, Hurricane Relief Fund, PO Box 630243, Baltimore, MD 21263.

OBITUARY:

Paul F. Tighe, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away on Monday, March 6th at the Veteran’s Hospital in West Roxbury at the age of sixty-three. Born in Woburn, Paul was the son of Helen P.( DeLong) Tighe of Woburn and the late Michael J. Tighe. Educated in the Woburn Public Schools, Paul was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of ’60. Following high school, Paul embarked on a career in the metal business. In 1964, Paul’s life was interrupted by his enlistment in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. His father had been a POW and Paul was extremely patriotic throughout his life.

Upon his return to Woburn, he resumed his career in the metal business finding employment within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During his last twelve years in the metal business, he was a Purchasing Manager for Admiral Metals in Woburn until his retirement one year ago. As a young boy, Paul loved movies and he had the opportunity to view the weekly releases at the Strand Theatre where his father worked. This passion for new and old movies was a lifetime hobby which he shared with his own family throughout his lifetime. Reading, especially thrillers such as Stephen King’s novels, Paul maintained a massive book, record and album collection. He was also an accomplished photographer and enjoyed sketching in caulks. and charcoal. In addition, he enjoyed playing ice hockey as a youngster and then continued for many years in the Men’s Hockey League .

Paul made his home in Woburn with wife his wife Anita M. (Oberste) Tighe, where they raised three daughters. They traveled often to Hampton Beach when the girls were young and in later years, they all enjoyed Maine. Paul loved traveling, often to tropical destinations as well as to Europe. A devoted son, father and grandfather, Paul’s family was an integrate part of his life and when his grandchildren arrived he was oh so very proud.

Paul was predeceased by his father, Michael J. Tighe.

He is survived by his mother, Helen P. Tighe of Woburn, his wife Anita M. (Oberste) Tighe, his children, Jennifer M. Tighe, Valerie L. Riordan and her husband Brian and Sara P. Tighe, all of Woburn, his brother of Michael J. Tighe of Woburn and his cherished grandchildren, Jared and Keira Riordan. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, March 10th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is Private. Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Salvation Army, Hurricane Relief Fund, PO Box 630243, Baltimore, MD 21263.

Army Veteran, Vietnam

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  1. Dear Anita, Helen, Michael and families,

    We were so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. We stopped by to see him two years ago on one of our trips back home. He seemed sad, but healthy. I have sent a message to my brother, Frank, (in Kansas)to let him know.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time.

    Love,
    Mickey & Jean Evenick
    95 Sigman Lane
    Elma, NY 14059

  2. Dear Anita,

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Paul. May you find comfort in the happy years’ you all shared together as a family.

    When life settles down for you, drop me a line. Sorry for sending condolences on line, but don’t have a mailing address for you.

    I will send Helen a card of condolences.

    Our sincere best to all.

    With Love,

    Mary and Marty Johnson
    (147 Main Street
    Prospect Harbor, ME 04669)

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