1937 - 2022
VisitationDecember 21, 2022
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863
FuneralDecember 21, 2022
Dolan Funeral Home
Paul J. McMeniman, 85, of Lowell, MA passed away Friday, December 16, 2022 at Lowell General Hospital of pneumonia following a brave and courageous battle with cancer for many years.
He was married to Maureen (Doyle) McMeniman with whom he just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 18th. They were married at St. Peter’s Church on July 18, 1959.
Born in Lowell, MA, and raised in the back central area of Lowell. He was the son of the late Paul A. McMeniman and the late Gladys Bonura.
Paul attended the St. Peter’s School in Lowell, MA and graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1956. He graduated from Emerson College of Broadcasting with a Certificate in Broadcasting.
Paul retired from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier after 33 years of employment at the North Chelmsford Post Office.
Paul was the proud little league coach of the Lowell Highland Eagles Team for many years. He was an original member of the Highland Players of Lowell, an organization to raise funds to support the youth of the league. He was a member of the Chelmsford Elks for over 30 years, and a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. He was proud of his Irish heritage.
Paul had a great sense humor and found joy in the simple things in life. He celebrated his family fearlessly! He loved birthday parties, family gatherings, Fall trips to Stowe, Vermont, and cookouts at the beach. His favorite place to be was anywhere his family was!
He was the father of his four cherished children; Colleen and her husband Douglas Dugas of Chelmsford MA, Todd and his wife Lucie McMeniman of Nottingham, NH, Greg and his wife Sheila McMeniman of North Chelmsford MA, and Amy McMeniman-Pinheiro and her husband Luis Pinheiro of Lowell MA; seven adored grandchildren, Kate Dugas of Portsmouth NH, Meg Dugas of Chelmsford, Luke and Jacob McMeniman of Nottingham. NH, Katherine and Finn McMeniman of North Chelmsford, and Elly McMeniman of Lowell, MA; brother of Gerald and his wife Jeannette of Dracut MA, Daniel McMeniman and his wife Liz of Lowell, MA, sister in-law’s Patricia Orr-Bonura of Tucson, Arizona and Dorothy Doyle of Lowell, MA, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind close friends; Ray and Ann Hodge, Moe and Brenda D’Amour of Lowell, MA, and Delores Machado of Dracut, MA.
He was the brother of the late Michael Bonura of Tucson, Arizona and the brother in-law of the late Fredrick Doyle.
Visiting hours Wednesday December 21, 2022, from 9:30am to 11am with a service at 11am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.