Paul Weber of Clinton, Connecticut died February 8, 2012, at Apple Rehabilitation Center in Guilford. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Florence, his daughter Nancy Guindon (William Lastomirsky) of Clinton, CT. and his son Paul (Catherine) of Southborough, MA. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan from Clinton, CT. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Douglas Guindon, Benjamin Weber, and Garrett Dorothy Guindon, as well as great-granddaughters Madalyn, Sophia and Kennedy Guindon.
Paul was born March 3, 1932, in North Arlington, NJ, the son of Frank and Mary Weber. He graduated from Queen of Peace High School, where he was elected into the Hall of Fame for his excellence in football. He continued playing football at Fordham University and while serving in the Marines. He was proud of his service in the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. He continued his love of the game by coaching many youth teams in Clinton. Paul graduated from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey with a degree in finance. He worked in the financial field, most recently as comptroller of various corporations.
He was ordained a Deacon for the Norwich Diocese in 1983, serving at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. The homilies he preached were always inspiring and touched many lives. He was a founding member of many Catholic ministries, including the Living Water Prayer Community, and the Ministry to the Sick and Aging for the Norwich Diocese. He was also an active member of Marriage Encounter and the RCIA.
Paul faced many health challenges throughout his life. He met each of them with good humor, courage and enduring faith. He was always thankful for the tender care and compassion shown to him by all those who were involved in his medical care.
He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, and had a lifelong passion for the New York Yankees, the New York Giants and the UCONN Huskies.
Paul was predeceased by a sister Marilyn Kocher and is survived by his brother Robert (Laura) Weber, his sister Barbara (Emil) Jennette, brother-in-law Robert (Helen) Neesham and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched.
Family and friends may visit the Swan Funeral Home, 80E. Main St. Clinton, Sunday February 12, from 4 to 8. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday February 13, at 10:30 at St. Mary of the Visitation, Grove St. Clinton. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Clinton, with full military honors .In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s name can be made to St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. Please visit www.swanfh.com for condolences and tributes.
(Obituary courtesy of Swan Funeral Home)