PAUL E. GISETTO – of Wakefield, September 10th, at seventy-two years of age. Beloved husband of Jean (Shaughnessy) Gisetto. Devoted father of April McCauley of Wakefield and Scott A. Gisetto, his wife Lori of Reading. Cherished “Grampy” of Danielle and Leah McCauley, Alexander and Keira Gisetto. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, September 14th, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:30. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made Paul’s honor to the charity of one’s choice.
Paul E. Gisetto passed away unexpectedly, after being stricken at home Sunday, September 10th. The beloved husband of Jean (Shaughnessy) Gisetto, he was seventy-two years of age.
Born in Brookline, Paul was the only child of the late Ernest and Anna (Belofsky) Gisetto. Raised in Chelsea, Paul was educated there at Chelsea High School where he enjoyed playing football and graduated with the Class of 1962.
Shortly after graduation Paul and his family moved to Reading, where he began working part-time at Bradlees in East Woburn, all while attending Northeastern University. It was there that he met Jean Shaughnessy, to whom he has been devoted to for over fifty years. In 1968 they married, and one day into their honeymoon in Florida, his Dad called to let him know that he had been drafted and needed to report in four days! Paul served his country proudly over the next three years during the Vietnam War in the United States Army.
Upon Pauls return home from the service, he finished up his education at Northeastern University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1975, they nestled into their home in Wakefield, where they have been for over forty years.
Paul secured a position in Chemical Engineering, when in the late 80s he opened his own company. Serving as CEO of his own firm Plexifab*Graphics for the next fifteen years, Paul retired in his early sixties.
Pauls family was his world. He loved being actively involved with them. No matter what sport, field, court or track they were on, he was there cheering them on. Summertime was always time spent on, in and around the water of Lake Winasquam. Having always had a boat, they enjoyed all the activities of the water and particularly water skiing, which they all enjoyed.
Being Grampy was an added loving dimension of Pauls life. He enjoyed thoroughly spending time with his grandchildren teaching them all sorts of wonderful new things.
Paul and Jean had done some extensive travelling for two years over in Europe. They checked in and out of all the different nooks, crannies and corners. Bermuda was a favorite spot to visit and their trip to Disneyworld was without a doubt one of the most memorable.
Paul had been very active the in the WCNA (Wakefield Neighborhood Association) and had served as the Fountain Master for over twenty years, tending to the beautification and proper maintenance of the fountain in Wakefield Center.
A very kind, gentle, bright and articulate man, Paul had been a very active parishioner at St. Marys Russian Orthodox Church, in Chelsea, which had been his church since he was a child. Sadly the Church closed, but Paul remained very near and dear to his faith.
Paul was predeceased by his Mom and Dad.
Paul was the loving husband of Jean (Shaughnessy) Gisetto, devoted father of April McCauley of Wakefield and Scott A. Gisetto, his wife Lori of Reading. Cherished “Grampy” of Danielle and Leah McCauley, Alexander and Keira Gisetto. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, September 14th, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:30. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made Paul’s honor to the charity of one’s choice.