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Beatty, Paul F.

Paul Francis Beatty died suddenly on January 5th, 2020. He is survived by his wife Catherine Connolly Beatty; three daughters: Sarah Beatty Buller and husband Mark Buller of New York City; Catherine Beatty Flowers and husband Robert Flowers of Austin Texas; and Elizabeth Beatty Wichmann and husband Jeffrey Wichmann of Mount Kisco, New York; six grandchildren: Lizzie, Jacob, and Sam Buller, and Genevieve, Paul and Elise Wichmann; sister Jeannette Beatty Asbed, wife of the late Norig Asbed of Naples Florida, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Paul was born in Boston, and grew up in Jamaica Plain, alongside his beloved sister, Jeannette. His childhood summers were spent at Camp Keewaydin in Vermont. He attended Roxbury Latin School and upon graduation, was awarded an NROTC scholarship to Harvard College. In 1956, Paul graduated from Harvard with honors in Applied Science, then departed on a destroyer for 3 years of active duty as a naval officer. He greatly appreciated his naval experiences, not only for the education it afforded him, but also for the places it brought him—including the Persian Gulf, Asia and Africa. Upon returning from active duty, Paul married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Connolly, and they settled in Sudbury. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Northeastern University. While running the family business, Beatty Bros. Pharmacy, Paul attended law school at Boston College. He joined the firm, Sullivan and Worcester, where he thoroughly enjoyed practicing law for nearly 30 years– all while raising three daughters. At his core, Paul was a family man, who adored his wife and daughters and eventually his six grandchildren. He felt lucky to be surrounded by such amazing neighbors in Sudbury and Chatham. Fascinated by innovations in technology he was always eager to learn a new computer program, and dove into the tech movement head-first. After 33 years in Sudbury, Paul moved his family to Beacon Hill, where he was liberated from long commutes and lawn mowers. He began a new role as a legal advisor at HP Hood. During those years, Paul embraced city life in every way; from the symphony to the Somerset and Harvard Clubs, from marathons to regattas, and EVERY Championship parade– especially those for the Red Sox and Patriots. In 2019, Paul and Cathy moved to Fox Hill Village in Westwood. Over his 85 years, Paul remained intellectually curious while always being understated about his accomplishments. We will remember him as loving, generous, practical, intelligent, steady, strong and honorable. Friends and family are invited to gather on Thursday, January 9th at Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street in Westwood from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 10th at 10am at St. Margaret Mary church, 845 High Street in Westwood, MA. Donations may be made in Paul’s name to The Harvard University Allston Campus Fund.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Margaret A. Haberlin
    January 8th, 2020 | 10:42 am

    Dear Cathy and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing but it’s better that he is gone to heaven than here suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Much love, Peg Haberlin, Naples, Florida

  2. Sandy O’Rourke
    January 8th, 2020 | 5:45 pm

    A special man who has left us with wonderful memories. He always had a warm, welcoming smile. I will miss being at his tribute. Sending prayers for him, Cathy and the family.

  3. Susan watton murphy
    January 8th, 2020 | 7:46 pm

    Dearest Cathy and family,
    So sad to hear of Paul’s passing. I have fond memories from the days in Sudbury so many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Cathy, and your beautiful daughters. XOXO

  4. January 8th, 2020 | 9:09 pm

    Dear Cathy and Family We are sorry to hear about the death of Paul. Our prayers are with all of you and he will be missed by many people. He was a good neighbor. May his soul rest in peace.

  5. Maria Williams
    January 9th, 2020 | 6:06 pm

    Cathy and Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. I worked for him from 2003 – 2017 at HP Hood. I was and am deeply saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. I was and am very fond of Paul as well as his family whom I regularly spoke to over the course of the apx. 14 years I worked for Paul. My deepest condolences to you, Cathy, and your family. God bless Paul’s soul.
    with love and warmest regards,
    Maria Williams

  6. Lgavin
    January 9th, 2020 | 10:06 pm

    Dear Cathy and Family, I was so sad to hear of Mr. Beatty’s passing. I worked for many years at Sullivan & Worcester with Mr. Beatty when we actually cut (using scissors) and pasted (with scotch tape) legal documents.. He was one of my favorite attorneys and I will always remember him as being kind and respectful along with a great smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. January 10th, 2020 | 11:22 am

    I was a classmate of Paul’s st the Boston College law School We were in the last Night school class. 14 of us graduated. One of the nicest persons I have ever know. My condolences

  8. January 10th, 2020 | 1:12 pm

    Dear Sarah & family.

    So sorry for your lost. May the fond memories of your Dad live on forever. May his soul rest in peace.
    Seeta Lochan

  9. Sandra Uyterhoeven
    January 10th, 2020 | 7:20 pm

    Dear Cathy, Sarah, and family,

    Sending my love and sympathy to you as I remember Paul with great respect and love,

    Sandra Uyterhoeven

  10. Judy Schumacher
    January 17th, 2020 | 4:35 pm

    Dear Cathy –
    I was so sorry to read in the Chronicle of Paul’s death. Whenever I go past your house in Chatham I think of you. It’s been years since we got together but those were fun times! I wish you and your family peace, comfort and happy memories during this very sad time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Judy Schumacher

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