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Udden, Paul G.

Paul Gustav Udden, a resident of Norwood for 52 years, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his home in Norwood.  He was 83.  Paul was born April 3, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of John Gottfried and Elsa Elvira (Peterson) Udden.  After graduating from High School Paul joined the US Navy and served for four years until his honorable discharge in 1956.  Paul then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Wentworth University in Boston.  He worked as a sales engineer for the B.C. Ames Company in Waltham for 32 years until his retirement in 1996.  Paul was a longtime member of the Covenant Congregational Church in Forest Hills where he sang in the choir, served on church boards, and was active working with the youth groups.  Paul was a handiman and craftsman who spent untold hours in his workshop in the cellar of his house.  Paul was the husband of the late Constance Beverly (Larsen) Udden who predeceased him in 2014.  He is survived by his daughter, Linnea Ruth Udden, of Quincy; his two sons, Stephen Paul Udden, and his wife Katherine (Swift), of Foxborough, and Christopher John Udden of Norwood; and his four grandchildren, Marlena Eve Udden, Gustav Lars Udden, Sophie Joie Udden, and Tessa Grace Udden.  Paul was the uncle of Richard Udden, David Udden Sr., Sarah Udden, Peggy Udden, Andrew Udden, Beth (Sands) Mangin, Crystal (Sands) Ellison, Nathan Sands, Mimi Sands, Aldy Sands, and the late Jackie Udden, and the late Mark Lake.  He was the brother of the late Eric Udden, the late Carolyn Lake, and the late Astrid Sands.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Saturday, May 30th at 1 PM at the Covenant Congregational Church, 455 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Covenant Congregational Church (address above) would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dennis Moccia
    May 25th, 2015 | 8:44 pm


    May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. So hard to lose both of your parents within a year. I’m sure they are happy and together again. They left a great legacy behind.

    God bless,


  2. Karin Lee
    May 26th, 2015 | 1:15 am

    Dear Linnea , Chris and Steven :

    Sending my sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad Paul, he always had such a sense of humor that I will always remember in our church. May god bless the memory of both of your parents today and always……

    Love , Karin Lee

  3. Andrew Maguire
    May 30th, 2015 | 9:10 pm

    Dear Steven, Chris, Linnea,

    You know, I have the fondest memories of your dad and mom. We all grew up together as next door neighbors. The kindness of both of your parents was priceless and appreciated by all of us Maguires. I think of the many times I spent talking to your dad and the sound advice he gave me while he was in the workshop in the cellar and the many times he lent me a tool or showed me how to fix something. Our dogs.. Daffy and Baron creating havoc in the neighborhood… I remember those days fondly and your parents and you all are part of the fabric of my life. May both your dad and mom rest in peace… I will always keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

    Loving thoughts to you all.

    Andrew Maguire

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