Obituary: Paul T. Mancuso, 71, of Spencer, Mass.

Paul T. Mancuso, age 71, of Spencer, MA, died on Friday, September 6th, in Golden Hill Health Care Center in Milford CT.

Mr. Mancuso was born in Waltham, MA on December 7, 1941 to the late Frank and Madeline Traversi Mancuso.

He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1960-1964 then worked as a baker for over 35 years. Paul was very active his entire life, including enthusiastically taking up swimming in his mid 60’s.

He was an avid music fan and collected not only old and rare recordings but also other items reflective of the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Paul was also well known for his homespun and very practical advice which he doled out to those he cared about regularly, often related to the precious nature of life and the need to always make time to enjoy it.

Survivors include his children: John Mancuso of Stamford, CT and Janet Kelly of Pemberton, NJ, four grandchildren; Janine, Katherine, Lauren and Ameila and several nieces and nephews.

Paul is pre-deceased by his brother, Dominic Mancuso and sister, Joan Martino.

Friends and family are invited to attend a service at 10:00AM DIRECTLY in the chapel at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001 on Thursday September 12th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare at The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home , Milford is in care of arrangements.

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