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Paula L. Chechik Of Chelmsford, MA

1931 - 2021

Visitation

February 5, 2021
11 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., N.Chelmsford, MA 01863

Funeral

February 5, 2021
12:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford, MA 01863

Paula L. Chechik, of Chelmsford, MA died Monday, February 1, 2021 at Chelmsford Crossings after a period of declining health.
She was married to Howard I. Chechik with whom she would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 4, 2021.
Born in Fall River, MA on June 17, 1931, Paula was the daughter of the late Samuel Lipsky and Catherine (Ronan) Lipsky. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Fall River with the class of 1949 and New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a registered nurse at the “Baptist” before retiring to raise her family.
Paula enjoyed painting, ceramics, playing bridge and traveling in the earlier years of their marriage. More important than anything to Paula was her family. She and Howard had the most amazing love story and were truly devoted to each other, never wanting to be far from each other’s side. Together they raised their family in Andover, MA and later moving to Chelmsford. Wherever home was, Mom made it a place filled with love and laughter and a place where lots of family memories were made. Her presence will be deeply missed, but she will always remain in our hearts.
Besides her beloved husband, she is survived by son David Chechik (Julie) of Ipswich, and daughters Lisa Kauhl (Jim) of Windham, NH and Stephanie McElligott (Steven) of Westford, and was a devoted “Mimi” to grandchildren Sam and Paige Kauhl, and Brynn, Cullen, and Teagan McElligott. Paula is also survived by brothers William Lipsky of Venice, FL and Richard Lipsky (Arlene) of Moorpark, CA, and several nieces and nephews. Paula was predeceased by her grandson Ronan McElligott.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Chelmsford Crossings staff for the care and compassion shown to Mom when she needed it most.

Visiting hours Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. Funeral at 12 noon on Friday, February 5, 2021 from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please understand the funeral home does have limited capacity for attendees.
Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

10 Condolences for Paula L. Chechik Of Chelmsford, MA

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    Susan Zelman

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    Our heart goes out to Howard and Stephanie and her family. May your memories be a blessing.
    Susan and Allan Zelman

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    Sam & Stephanie (Steven) Ellis

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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sam & Stephanie Ellis

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      Stella & Joe Bellone

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      Paula was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She was always there for you with kindness and her time. She will be missed by all.
      Stella & Joe Bellone

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    Linda Zacchini

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    I am so saddened by Paula’s passing,
    I will always remember the bond we had, it may not have been a long friendship but it was a very special one.
    I unfortunately will not be able to make the service tomorrow with all that is going on in work but please no my thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️

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    Judith Bergeron O'Connell

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    The Bergeron family was very sad to hear of Paula’s passing. She was such a jubilant and happy person, a wonderful wife to Howard, a great mom and grand mom. She will be remembered so fondly by us all.
    With sincere sympathies,
    Judy Bergeron O’Connell and Libby Bergeron McMahon and families

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    Judith Izzi-Budal

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    Howard, my deepest condolences to you, David and your family. May you be comforted by the loving memories Paula has left with you.

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    Fred & Georgia Hannagan

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    Paula was a good friend and will be missed by the entire Windemere community.
    Sincere sympathy to Howard and his family. God Bless.

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    Lorry & Fred Mandel

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    Paula will not be forgotten but truly missed by family and her many friends. Lorry & Fred

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    Beth Geiger-Boucher

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    I was very fortunate to get to know Paula over the time she spent at Chelmsford Crossing. She was such a wonderful person who I enjoyed spending time with. She will be missed tremendously. My condolences to Howard, and her whole family. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to make her services but please know the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Diane Tower

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Howard, you and Paula always brought me a smile, and I loved our chats. I think of you often and wondered how you were doing. I am so sorry to hear this news. What a strong and positive lady. I always admired you both. Such a lovely couple (and best pet parents ever).
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Diane Lindsay Tower

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