Mr. Paul J. Linehan

  • Born: April 19, 1944
  • Died: June 29, 2021
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

A Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend.

Paul J. Linehan, of Stoneham, died on Tuesday, June 29 th , 2021, with his loving family at his side. He was 77.

Paul was born on April 19, 1944, in Somerville, the son of the late Joseph and Sarah (Kearney) Linehan. A graduate of Matignon High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from Boston State College and later his Master's degree in Education from Suffolk University. He married Bobette A. Chiachio on April 11, 1970, in Saint Polycarp Church and they have been residents of Stoneham for over 45 years.

Paul was a well-respected teacher in the Stoneham Public Schools where he taught social studies at the Stoneham Middle School for over 40 years, retiring in 2014.

Paul was the much loved 'Pa' to his three grandchildren whom he adored. He loved being with family at home for occasions or at their beach house in Hampton, New Hampshire.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, Bobbye, he leaves his children, Robert P. Linehan and Felicia S. Linehan and her husband, Alfred Walterscheit; his grandchildren, Alejandro, Pilar and Joaquin Walterscheit; his brother, Frank Linehan and his late wife/ Betty, and the late Charles, Joseph, William, Edward and Richard Linehan; in-laws, Adele Chiachio and Vincent Chiachio (Josephine); many nieces & nephews.

Funeral from The Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street, STONEHAM, on THURSDAY, July 8 th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Paul's Eternal Life in Saint Patrick's Church, 71 Central Street at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Patrick's Cemetery.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Paul's Family on WEDNESDAY, July 7 th from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

Please consider donations in memory of Paul to Saint Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street Boston, MA 02110-1111.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Bobette,
My sincerest condolences to you
during this very difficult time.
Your eulogy at Paul's Mass was a
touching and beautiful gift to him.
Loved ones never leave our heart.

Posted by Patty Leone - Stoneham, MA - Coworker   July 09, 2021

Bobette , our deep sympathy to you and the family.
We remember Paul fondly - his smile and ready humor.

Posted by Tom & Antonietta Stuto, Denver, Co. - Friend   July 07, 2021

Please accept sincere sympathy.
I know Paul was much loved and will always be remembered.
We were in the same years at Matignon High School and Boston State College.

Ar dheis Dé. go raibh a anam dílis.
Irish for, May his sweet soul sit at the right hand of God.

Kathleen Nowak Kelleher, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Posted by Kathleen Nowak Kelleher - Ireland - Classmate   July 07, 2021

So sorry for your loss, sending out thoughts and prayers to you all. So sorry we cannot attend the services , we are way ❤

Posted by Angela Miller - Stoneham, MA - Neighbor   July 07, 2021

I will miss his smile and humor. He was a great person, teacher, colleague, and friend. The world was a better place with him in it.

Posted by KARON GIBSON-MUELLER - IPSWICH, MA - Friend   July 07, 2021

Bobby and family...I'm so very sorry for your loss
Paul was always laughing and made all of us laugh!
He will be truly missed by all
Thoughts and prayers sent to all of you

Posted by Colleen (Murphy) Albano - Medford, MA - Family Friend   July 05, 2021

Sixth grade was a challenging year for me and I went on a kind of protest strike academically, except in Mr. Linehan's class. He always seemed to be enjoying himself, and he was always curious and interested in all of us. He was a bright light. I'm thankful to have come under his influence. May he live forever in God's light and love!

Posted by Rev. Patrick C. Ward - School   July 05, 2021

To Bobette and Family;
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
You and Paul were wonderful neighbors and supportive to my parents before their passing.
Paul was a pleasure to know.
Prayers and a thank you.

Posted by Dick McKinnon - Hudson, NH - Neighbor   July 05, 2021

My deepest sympathies. Paul and Bobby were always friendly neighbors at Hampton.

Posted by Maryellen Kenney    July 03, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. I remember him as a teacher to our children and he fits the description of "a good teacher is worth their weight in gold".

Posted by Marilyn Regan - School   July 03, 2021

Our condolences to the Linehan family on the loss of Paul who was a first class guy. The memories we have of the trips we took are priceless our trip to Ireland where Paul's family was from was a trip to remember. I would love to listen to Paul talk about his growing up in Somerville at Brick Bottom where He still could remember almost all the people's names in that neighbor hood. To a loving Husband and family man God speed, till we meet again Mark and Maryann Wall.

Posted by mark wall - medford, MA - Family Friend   July 02, 2021


Our deepest prayers and condolences to all of you. We share many memories of our outings and many laughs & stories we shared which will always be in our hearts. We prayed every day for Paul to get better but now he's at peace and smiling down on all of us! May he rest in God's loving arms.
Frank & Joan Silvio & Family

Posted by JOAN SILVIO - Attleboro, MA - Family Friend   July 02, 2021

Dear Bobette,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Paul's passing is a terrible loss- I will miss him and keep him in my prayers. He always made me laugh-he had a wonderful sense of humor. Please know my prayers go out to you and your family. He will be missed. xxxooo Sandra

Posted by Sandra Fulmer - Lexington, MA - Coworker   July 01, 2021

To Bobette & Family-so sorry on the loss of Paul such a funny and nice man. May you always hold all of your memories of him close to your heart. Our deepest condolences. God Bless. Love; Marty and Ellice White

Posted by Ellice White - Taunton, MA - Friend   July 01, 2021

To Bobette and Family; so very sorry for your loss of Paul. Such a nice man-very funny-many prayers and thoughts to you all. Always hold all of the wonderful memories of him close to your heart. God Bless-Marty & Ellice (Silvio) White (Frank & Joan’s Daughter)

Posted by Ellice White - Friend   July 01, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor.I had the pleasure of being a colleague of Paul's for many years at the middle school and will miss him very much. My heart goes out to his loving family for the loss of this wonderful man

Posted by Patricia Fallon - Melrose, MA - Friend   July 01, 2021

While in Paul's company my dear cousin would always make me smile and laugh. Thanks for the memories you shared over the years. Love you - Cousin Karen Belcher Turcotte

Posted by Karen Turcotte - Marlborough, MA - Family   July 01, 2021

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