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Paul A. Wegerdt, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2023, a month shy of his 90th birthday. Born in Newton, Massachusetts on October 27, 1933, he was the son of the late Theodore and Catherine (McCarthy) Wegerdt. Paul was raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts where he graduated from Wellesley High School with the Class of 1952. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from the University of Bridgeport in 1956. Following his graduation, Paul enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country. He was stationed in Heidleberg, Germany, where he earned the rank of Private First Class. Paul was honorably discharged in 1958 and returned home to Massachusetts. Upon his return, Paul took a position with Raytheon beginning his career in Human Resources.
Paul married his beloved wife, Cynthia (Cynnie) A. Tredeau, on October 29, 1960, at Saint Stephen's Church in Framingham. The young couple made their home together in Framingham and Paul took a position with GTE Sylvania, working in the Human Resources department of the ESS Division. Three years later, Paul and Cynnie settled in Walpole, Massachusetts, where they raised their five children.
After making his home in Walpole, Paul became very active in the community. He volunteered his time with both the Finance and Personnel Committees in town where he held various positions. He also served as president of the Walpole Tennis Club for many years. Paul's civic duties did not end on the local level, as he served as Program Director of the Boston Chamber of Commerce.
While he worked hard to support his community, Paul never passed up the opportunity to hit the links with his fellow members at the Walpole Country Club earning himself two holes in one. In addition to all his extracurricular activities, Paul continued his career at GTE for thirty- five years before his retirement as the Personnel Manager in 1995, ensuring the employees he served were well cared for. In his retirement, as an avid Boston sports fan, Paul looked forward to catching the game, following his two favorite teams, the Patriots and the Bruins.
Most of all, Paul was devoted to his family. He took on coaching and umpiring roles within Walpole's recreational programs, supporting and encouraging his children from the sidelines. After welcoming his grandchildren, Paul was delighted to attend all of their games and events, supporting them just as he did with his own children.
For many years Cynnie and Paul enjoyed snowbirding in Bonita Springs Fla with a special community of friends that they were happy to call family.
Beloved husband of Cynthia A. (Tredeau) Wegerdt.
Loving father of Robyn Allen and her partner, Mark Western, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Susan Bartucca and her husband, Anthony, of Wrentham, Allison Sortzi and her husband, Christopher, of Leesburg, Virginia, Lauren McMackin and her husband, Daniel, of Mashpee, and Paul Wegerdt and his wife, Meredith, of Marshfield.
Cherished grandfather of Danielle vonSchmidt and her husband, Travis, Matthew Allen, Alex Bartucca, Benjamin Bartucca, Matthew Marsteller and his wife, Valentina, Jillian Marsteller, Olivia Marsteller, Brooke Morris, Blake Morris, Rachelle Morris, Riley Wegerdt, and Eleanor "Elly" Wegerdt; and great grandfather of Emmett vonSchmidt.
Brother of the late Virginia Markey, Theodore "Ted" Wegerdt, Kathryn Kearns, Ann Thorgerson, and Margaret Heffron. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Paul's visitation on Thursday, October 5th, 2023, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Jude's Church, 86 Main Street, Norfolk on Friday, October 6th, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Paul's name may be made to a charity of one's choice.