Arnold T. Paulsen, Jr.

April 26, 2018

Arnold T. Paulsen, Jr.

ARNOLD T. PAULSEN, JR. – of Fitchburg, April 26th at seventy-five years of age. Beloved husband of 49 years to Kathleen P. (Collins) Paulsen. Devoted father of Patricia A. Pistone and her husband Michael of Lunenburg and Arnold T. Paulsen, III of Fitchburg. Cherished grandfather of Dominic Pistone of Lunenburg. Services are currently incomplete and under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Arnold “Arnie” Thomas Paulsen Jr., of Fitchburg, passed away surrounded by his family on April 26, 2018. He was 75 years old.

He leaves his wife and partner of 49 years, Kathleen “Kay” (Collins) Paulsen. He also leaves his daughter, Patricia (Paulsen) Pistone and his son-in-law, Michael Pistone, of Lunenburg; and his son, Arnold Paulsen III of Fitchburg, as well as his cherished grandchild, Dominic Pistone.

Arnie was born in Woburn, MA on July 8, 1942 to Arnold T. Paulsen and Phyllis (Ross) Paulsen. A 1960 graduate of Woburn High School, Arnie furthered his education at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.   Arnie’s professional life as a retail entrepreneur, realtor and systems engineer spanned four decades and included employment with Radio Shack Corporation, W.R. Grace and Konica Corporation. He also owned and operated his own businesses, including A.T. Paulsen Photocopy Machine Co., A.T. Paulsen Real Estate and A.T. Paulsen Graphics Corp. of NE. He was a member of both the Masonic Lodge and Rotary International.

Arnie was an avid astronomer, classic car enthusiast, and hobby machinist. He enjoyed fishing, boating and cooking. He was also an amateur “ham” radio operator since the age of 14.

Arnold’s beautiful life will be recognized during Mass at 4:15 pm on Saturday May 5th, 2018 at St. Bernard Parish at St. Camillus Catholic Church located at 333 Mechanic St., Fitchburg, MA. A private burial will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

 

Arnold’s beautiful life will be recognized during Mass at 4:15 pm on Saturday May 5th, 2018 at St. Bernard Parish at St. Camillus Catholic Church located at 333 Mechanic St., Fitchburg, MA. A private burial will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

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  1. Tom, you will be missed. We grew up as next door neighbors and I followed you in school, being a year behind. We played and did many things together as youngsters. I remember you putting up antennas for HAM radio. You got the bug from my father-W1JNP; unfortunately I was not interested in Radio and I would have had a wonderful mentor.
    We drifted apart after high school. I recall you working on the old cars in the driveway though, always trying to get them to run, tuning them up or tinkering with them.
    Over the years, we’d see each other at family reunions, weddings, funerals. It was always a pleasure to talk with you and catching up, remembering our childhood growing up in Woburn.

  2. Grace Boutwell Morse

    Sending heartfelt sympathy from Arnie’s many old friends and classmates of Woburn High School, class of 1960.

  3. My condolences to your family. While we were a year apart atWHS, I didn’t know him until the Paulsen family reunions many years later. May you have peace in your loss.

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