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Paul J. McVey, a lifetime resident of Andover, passed away at Lawrence General Hospital after a short illness on March 24, 2017. Paul was born on January 12, 1931, to the late Attorney Edward John McVey and Katherine Alice (Sweeney) McVey. Paul was also raised in Andover by his late aunt, Margaret E. Sweeney. Paul graduated from Andover’s Punchard High School in 1949, and attended Macintosh Business School in Lawrence where he met his wife, Ann, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage. After his education, Paul served in the Navy during the Korean War.

Paul was a well-known branch manager for Arlington Trust Company in Andover for many years. Later in his career he worked in sales for Yankee Milk/Agri-Mark. Paul was once a member of the Knights of Columbus, managed several Little League teams, and was involved in Boy Scouts. In the mid 1970s Paul owned McVey’s Florist in downtown Andover. Paul enjoyed history, traveling, watching the Red Sox, and spending his free time with his extended family.

Paul was predeceased by his wife, Ann E. Smith McVey. He is survived by his children, Paul D. McVey and his wife, Joanne of Haverhill; Katherine A. Werner and her husband, Keith of Safety Harbor, Fla.; Mary E. Vernaglia and her husband, Mark of Andover; brother, John McVey and his wife, Jean of Newburyport, Mass.; sister-in-law, Joanne Powers of Seabrook, N.H.; grandchildren, Katie McVey Palmeira, Kristen McVey, Alexander Waszczuk, Nicholas Waszczuk, A.J. Vernaglia, and Tom Vernaglia. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Edward McVey and his wife, Ruth of London, Ontario, Canada.
His funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine’s Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Wednesday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. A private wake for family members will be at Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, Andover. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MSPCA-Angell, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  March 27, 2017
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