2012-03-01 / Obituaries

Paul T. Whitehead

Paul T. Whitehead, of Enfield, Conn., entered peacefully into eternal rest at the age of 87 on Feb. 20, 2012, at the Suffield House with loved ones by his side. He was the beloved husband of 27 years to Judith (Hatch) Whitehead and son of the late Jay and Louise Whitehead.

Paul was born on Nov. 16, 1924, in Waterbury, Conn., and resided in Enfield for 25 years. He was a graduate of Rogers High School and went onto receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. Before retiring, Paul was employed as a director at the Springfield Civic Center. He also worked for Suffield Bank and National Car Rental.

Paul served his country honorably with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Gold Tones Choral Group and in his leisure time he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Besides his wife Judith, Paul is survived by his children, Janice Fletcher and husband Gil of North Kingstown, Daniel Hatch and wife Faith of Springfield, Mass., Ruth- Anne Monroe and husband Jim of Enfield, Timothy Hatch of Enfield, Tracey Morin and husband William of Enfield, and Jody Balboni and husband Michael of Granby, Conn., along with his 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife Shirley Whitehead, his daughter Terri Fisher and his sister Phyllis Tiexiera.

Relatives and friends may gather with his family on Friday, March 2, during a time of remembrance and celebration of Paul’s life between 3 and 5 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. Burial will be at the convenience of his family.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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