Paul K. Conley, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born on October 11, 1937, in Norwood. He was raised by William and Nell McLellan who made him the wonderful man he became. After graduating from Norwood High School with the Class of 1956, Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country. Upon his return home, Paul began his career in technology with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working at Lincoln Laboratory, learning the basics of computer operations.
Paul married his beloved wife, Claire A. Giovino, on October 12, 1965, in Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole. Together, the young couple made their home in Walpole, first on William Street, before building their house on Clarkson Drive in 1968. As his family began to grow, welcoming his children, Paul saw an opportunity to advance his career, taking a position with the Interactive Data Corporation in Waltham, a start-up company founded by one of his co-workers at Lincoln Lab. His first position at Interactive Data was managing the computer room. After earning his associate degree from Fisher Junior College, Paul's career flourished, culminating in the mid-1980s, when he was named Vice President of Computer Operations. Paul remained with the company for thirty-seven years, before his retirement in 2006.
While Paul worked hard, he looked forward to weekends aboard his boat, navigating the ocean. In his younger years, he packed the car and hooked up his trailer, venturing off to a boat ramp to take to the sea. In more recent years, after purchasing his condo in Maine, Paul kept his boat in Boothbay Harbor, touring the coast of "Vacationland." Along with his love for the ocean, came Paul's second hobby, fishing. He regularly took his children to the Cape Cod Canal to try their luck and enjoyed the occasional deep sea fishing trip. Following his retirement, Paul enjoyed making new friends with the investment group, VectorVest, learning about different financial strategies along the way. Most of all, Paul was dedicated to his family, and was thrilled to earn the title of “Papa.”
Beloved husband of Claire A. (Giovino) Conley.
Loving father of David K. Conley and his partner, Stephen, of Manchester, Connecticut, Christopher M. Conley and his wife, Lydia, of Framingham, Stephanie S. Archung and her husband, Phil, of Franklin, and Gregory P. Conley and his wife, Shauna, of Arlington.
Cherished grandfather of Meghan, Owen, Kevin, and Quinn.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Paul's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 9:30 AM, prior to Paul's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Paul's name may be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.