Mr. Paul A. Robichaud

  • Born: March 13, 1947
  • Died: July 3, 2019
  • Location: of Essex, formerly of Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family


Paul Robichaud of Essex, MA, formerly of Reading, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 72.

He was the loving husband of Sally (Sarah) Robichaud. Son of the late Joseph W. Robichaud, Sr. and Evelyn A. Robichaud (Tryder). He is also preceded by his late sister Kathleen M. Robichaud and his wife Sally's late son, Tommy Henderson. He was the beloved brother of Joseph W Robichaud, Jr. and his wife Mary, Cheryl Robichaud Kelly, William C. Robichaud, Sr. and his wife Janet and James D. Robichaud and his wife Shari. He, also, leaves his wife's loving family in Ireland.

He was treasured by and deeply loved his nieces and nephews Joseph, Renee, Laurence, Sean, William, Christopher, Nicole, Alexandra and Victoria as well as, his many cousins and friends.

Paul was born in Chelsea, MA, where he lived in the projects until his family moved to Reading, MA when he was ten. He graduated from Reading Memorial High School, Class of '65. He was a three-year two-way starter and captain of his high school football team. He was, also, a first team all-scholastic in football and invited to and played in the Harry Agganis bowl. He wrestled varsity his junior year and placed third in the state in his weight class. He finished his only season of wrestling with only one loss in the state championship to the eventual state champion.

He was a graduate of UMass Amherst with a bachelor's degree in Restaurant Management and spent his career working in the industry. While working in North Conway, NH for ten years he learned and became an avid skier. His career eventually led him to Massachusetts's North Shore were he enjoyed boating, clamming, horseback riding and collecting antiques.

Paul spent many summers with his family at Keoka Beach Campground in Waterford, Maine. He especially loved his dogs Max, Gus I and Gus II.

Funeral from the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING Wednesday, July 10th at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Paul's Eternal Life in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Tuesday, July 9th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Reading Scholarship Foundation for the Paul A. Robichaud Memorial. Please mail to Reading Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 492, Reading, MA 01867.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

MY SYMPATHY TO ALL THE ROBICHAUD FAMILY, I USED TO LOVE GOING OVER TO THEIR HOME WITH MY BEST GIRLFRIEND KATHY, PAUL'S PARENTS WERE JUST THE WARMEST AND DEAREST PEOPLE, AND RAISED A FINE FAMILY. I SPENT MANY AN OVERNIGHT THERE WITH KATHY, WHOM I HAVE MISSED ALL THESE 40 PLUS YEARS, AND CHATTING WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY AROUND THE TABLE, ENJOYING ONE OF MRS. ROBICHAUDS EXCELLENT MEALS. SINCE I LIVED RIGHT DOWN THE STREET, THE VISITS WERE OFTEN, AND POOR CHERYL GOT KICKED OUT OF THEIR ROOM EVERY TIME I STAYED ! PAUL WAS AN EXCELLENT BIG BROTHER AS WAS JOE... A FINE FAMILY FOR SURE. LOVE AND SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL... SUSAN CUTTER MORIN

Posted by SUSAN CUTTER-MORIN - CONCORD, NH   July 13, 2019

I appreciate the obituary that his family created as I knew Paul through the sports that we played at RHMS. He was a great athlete and it was good to be reminded of his accomplishments in both football and wrestling. But beyond that, highlighting his life was special for me since I had not seen him since a very early class reunion. Thank you. I'm very glad that I had an opportunity to know him.

Posted by Ed Masi - Bainbridge Island, WA - Classmate   July 08, 2019

Paul always made us feel welcome either at Lewis' or his home. I still use the Irish Soda Bread recipe you gave me. I make them for two Irishmen at the local bar. Thanks Paul, you were a great guy.

Bill and Kay Bolster
Sarasota Florida

Posted by A friend   July 07, 2019

Posted by Bill & Kay Bolster - Sarasota, FL   July 07, 2019


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