Born: 02-23-1949 Died: 03-29-2013 Birthplace: Framingham, MA. Resided In: Holliston, MA Visitation to be held on: Monday, April 1, 2013 Services to be held on: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Cemetery: Lake Grove Cemetery - Holliston
Paul Anthony DeCollibus, 64, of Holliston, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Lena (Rossi) and John DeCollibus. He was the husband of 38 years to Mary Lou (Macura) DeCollibus of Holliston.
Paul was a 1967 Framingham South High graduate and a 1972 graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was the owner of DeCollibus TV Service in Framingham and worked in this family business since he was 11 years old.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Julie Krause and her husband Hal of Northborough, Kimberly Devane and her husband Daniel of Northborough, Kelly DeCollibus of Ashland, and Daniel DeCollibus and his wife Kathryn of Framingham; 3 siblings, Elena Ghilani and her husband Frank of Ashland, John DeCollibus and his wife Penny of Northborough, Michael DeCollibus and his wife Cheri of Belleair Beach, FL; 4 grandchildren, Benjamin, Ty, Lanie Krause and Claire Devane. He also leaves behind an Uncle, Anthony DeCollibus and his wife Adele of Hopkinton and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5-8pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16) www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston, on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:30a.m. Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army, 35 Concord St. Framingham, MA 01702.
Posted by Rhodel@Orlando Santiago on May 1st, 2013, 12:20 pm
We are so sorry for your loss, Paul was a great man, he will be well missed, it is so hard to say good-bye to good friend that we know for such a long time. RIP, you will always be in our hearts.
Posted by Ann Chiango on April 2nd, 2013, 5:36 pm
Dear Mary Lou and family,
I've been away but learned of Paul's death and your HUGE loss. No words are adequate to touch that grieving. I pray that happier memories will comfort you. I remember how good you and Paul were at St. Mary's while I was there and your Julie, Kim, Kelly and Dan were in the program. Let friends and family support each of you. Tell each other your wonderful stories and savor them. May Paul rest in peace. Ann Chiango
Posted by Robin Neray and Reed Neray on April 1st, 2013, 4:35 pm
Dear Kelley and family,
We were saddened to learn of Paul's passing away. We did not know him, only through Kelley's sharing. From what she shared, her dad was a man of great character: a man of courage, a man of humor and laughter, a man who cared deeply about his family, a man who could be counted on, a man of distinction. Please know that our hearts are with you at this difficult time. May you continue to draw strength form yourselves, your larger family, community and friends and may his memory always serve as a blessing to you. With love, Robin Neray and Reed Neray
Posted by Mary Davis on April 1st, 2013, 7:48 am
We are saddened by Paul's passing but you will have each other to lean on and there is nothing greater than a strong bond and support from friends and family at a time like this. Paul helped give you this family to lean on at this time. It is your greatest asset right now embrace it. Our love to you
Posted by Glenn Bell on April 1st, 2013, 6:53 am
I'm sorry for your loss, May the Lord hold and keep your family close and pull your family bond even closer in this very difficult time.
Posted by George Frederick on March 31st, 2013, 11:35 pm
I was a good friend and business associate of Paul's for over 30 years. I'm terribly saddened and will miss Paul dearly. He leaves me with a warm heart knowing what a fine, loving familyman, friend he is.
Posted by Roberta Hyde on March 31st, 2013, 5:03 pm
Dear Julie and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like you all have wonderful memories. May they help you to be strong in the days ahead. Thinking of all of you and sending our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Natasha Lima on March 31st, 2013, 2:32 pm
To Kelly & her amazing family, the strength it takes to be coping this this major loss is felt throughout the community & hearts have to overflow with love loss & compassion all at the same time. There is no fairness in death, and it leaves a lifetime trail. I know that the goodness of this family will carry everyone through. God bless all of you,
Posted by Cathy Garland on March 31st, 2013, 1:37 pm
We were very saddened to hear of Paul's passing. He always talked with such love for his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness. In time, may the wonderful memories you have of Paul help to ease your sorrow.
Sincerely, Terry, Cathy, Jacquie, Justin and Matthew Garland
Posted by louis cristadoro on March 31st, 2013, 1:24 pm
Paul was a friend who I loved talking to and I always looked forward to getting together with him at Star's when I was in town.I'm so sorry for your loss and I know how much he loved his family.
Posted by Catherine Porcello on March 31st, 2013, 10:24 am
Our love and prayers go out to your entire family as you grieve the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Paul was an exceptional human being,a great person and we are so fortunate to have known him. It is with great pride that we can call him our friend! We are so sorry from the bottom of our hearts!
Love, the Porcellos. Jimmy, Cathi, Domenic, Alexis, Angela and Kevin!
Posted by John Fitzmaurice on March 30th, 2013, 11:58 am
Paul was a friend who was there to give of his time to help me since coming back to Framingham. Marylou, my dear cousin, you truly have wonderful memories to hold on to. Your "best friend" is still with you in the many good times that cannot be erased. Not only has he made a good name with you and the children.....He has with Jehovah God. Eccl.7:1 says.."A name is better than good oil and the day of death than one being born." Yes, Paul has made a good name for himself over the years of his life with family, friend, his community and foremost, with God. I know that he loved you all and did not want you to be overly sad because he knew the condition of his physical weak heart. But the figurative or symbolic heart was always strong and always loving you.
Posted by Corey Davis on March 30th, 2013, 10:50 am
I'm so sorry for your huge loss, Paul was such a funny guy, a great man who will be missed. Very sorry my heart aches for all of you during such a difficult time.