TIMOTHY M. PADULSKY – age 20, of Woburn, following a courageous struggle with leukemia. Beloved son of Robert A. and Mary E. (MacDonald) Padulsky of Woburn. Loving brother and best friend of Kristen, Stephen, and Michael, all of Woburn. Cherished grandson of Morton and Sandra (Young) Padulsky of Chelsea and the late Norman and Marion (Keane) MacDonald. Also survived by many dear aunts and uncles, including the DeVenne family of Medford, as well as numerous cousins and friends. A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, September 17th at 11 a.m. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Timothy’s memory to the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Hematology-Oncology Clinic, 800 Washington Street, Box 231, Boston, MA 02111.
Timothy M. Padulsky, 20, of Woburn passed away early Sunday morning, September 14th, after a three-year battle with leukemia. He is the beloved son of Robert A. and Mary E. (MacDonald) Padulsky of Woburn and loving brother and best friend to his sister, Kristen and brothers, Stephen and Michael.
Tim was born in Malden and raised and educated in Woburn. He attended the Kennedy Middle School and graduated with the Class of 2005 from Woburn High School as Valedictorian. He was active in numerous leadership and service organizations during his high school years including Interact, a service club sponsored by the Woburn Rotary Club. He served as Vice President of the Intrepid Keystone Club, a high school leadership development and community service group based at the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, and was active in the Giving Camp, a program providing activities for people with physical and mental challenges. Tim was President of the National Honor Society while a student at Woburn High and served as a member of the Woburn Youth Council. Summers were spent working as a lifeguard with the Woburn Recreation Department.
Tim had begun a promising career path studying business at Boston College when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006. Despite ongoing treatments and two bone marrow transplants, one in which his sister Kristen was the donor, he never complained and always used his sense of humor to help others cope with his illness. In spite of his illness he continued to apply for new leadership programs at Boston College, even interviewing from his hospital bed. He served as President of the Rotaract Club at BC, a program sponsored by the Newton Rotary Club in which students organize and participate in volunteer projects that significantly improve people’s lives. He was selected for membership in the Emerging Leader Program, a one-year leadership development program for a select group of 50 first year college students designed to enhance leadership skills and potential.
Tim’s positive attitude and sense of humor were inspirational to his family and many friends, as well as his hospital caregivers. His family wishes to promote awareness of the ongoing need for blood platelet donations: http://www.newenglandblood.org/giving/apheresis.htm
Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Norman and Marion (Keane) MacDonald of Somerville.
Along with his parents, Robert and Mary Padulsky of Woburn, he leaves his sister and brothers: Kristen, Stephen, and Michael, all of Woburn, and his paternal grandparents, Morton and Sandra (Young) Padulsky of Chelsea. Also surviving are many dear aunts and uncles, including the DeVenne family of Medford, as well as numerous cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, September 17th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.
Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Tim’s memory to the Floating Children’s Cancer Center c/o Lawrence C. Wolfe, 800 Washington Street, Box 014, Boston, MA 02111.