Paul Anthony Vallatini

Paul Anthony Vallatini of Salisbury, age 59, formerly of Braintree, passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a year long battle with cancer.

He was a family man through and through with an incredible ability to balance a great core of friends and coworkers. An active man who never sat for too long, his spare time was spent with his grandchildren, refereeing lacrosse and hockey for the past 30 years, golfing, vacationing many years with the Braintree Crew and relaxing at his summer home on Cape Cod.

He was born in Quincy to George and the late Rosemarie Vallatini. In addition to his father, Paul is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kimberly, and his children, Heather of Quincy, Paul and his wife Brittany of Peabody and Tracy and her husband Peter of Exeter, NH. He was Papa to his loving grandchildren, Jaxson, Aliana, and Cora Vallatini and Mac Robitaille. Brother of George and his wife Maureen, of Needham, Mike and his wife, Sam of Friendswood, TX, Joe and his wife Elle of Boston and Lisa of Quincy. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives may visit on Wednesday 4-8pm at Boston Cremation (formerly Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home) 116 Franklin St., Quincy. A service will be held there Thursday at 11am.

Donations may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main St., Suite 204, Damascus MD 20872. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit click below.


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  1. Jeanette Boudreau on March 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Kim and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I knew the right words to share with you. Just know You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kerri MacKenzie Eck on March 25, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Dear Kim and family, we are so very saddened by Paul’s passing and will keep you all in our prayers. Love and condolences.

  3. AnnLouise Gorman on March 25, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. What a wonderful man!!! My prayers to all of you.

  4. Kellyann Draheim on March 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Kim and family… no words. Thinking of you all during this very sad time. Paul was a very special man! He Loved and he was loved. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all. My love, Kelly ❤️

  5. Rose and Bob Hansford on March 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Rose and Bob Hansford

  6. Rose and Bob Hansford on March 25, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Rose and Bob Hansford
    We are so sorry for your loss. We send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  7. james lehan on March 25, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    On Behalf of the South Shore Chapter National Ice Hockey Association, we are deeply saddened by the news of Paul’s passing. He was a long standing member of our chapter, a friend to many and he will be deeply missed

  8. Denise and Bill Libby on March 25, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Kim and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of Paul . He was the best cousin. I will always remember all the fun we had when we were young . He will live in our hearts forever.

  9. Barry and Carmela Donega on March 25, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Kim, Barry and I are so sorry. Paul will be remembered for the wonderful person he was and his happy smile. We are sending our Love and Hugs to you and your Family.

  10. Bill Brennan on March 25, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Paul was such a great guy. There was something special about him. He didn’t need to say anything but he would cheer you up just by being in his presence. I will always have the great memories. QHS Football practice we would race each other after each play back to the huddle. Always pushing to get better. I hope he will rest in the eternal peace he so deserves. Val will be missed.

  11. Chip Fagan on March 25, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Paul was a great guy! Always willing to work with new refs, and always did a good job on the ice or the field! I missed Paul when he moved and I am very saddened fto hear of his passing. We will keep all of you in our prayers at this difficult time.

  12. Lee Batchelder on March 25, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    A better friend could not be had my heart goes out to you

  13. Arthur Bergh on March 25, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I knew Paul from his days at W4 Polariod. The obit. So described Paul as I knew him. He was always on the go. He will be remembered by all that knew him.

  14. Bruce & Alicja MacKenzie on March 25, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Kim, Heather, Paul, Tracy, George, George, Mike, Joe and Lisa. We love you all and we’re so sad. Paul was a such a good man. You’re in our hearts and prayers.
    We love you.

  15. Mark Righini on March 25, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Paul Val was my brother’s friend first 13yrs ago he was reffing my kids lax game and told Ime i should be doing this ,I would thank him every year with a couple cold ones RIP Val

  16. Lito and Mina and family on March 25, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Kim and family,we are very sorry for your loss,Paul was a very good jolly man that we know from the parties at the Mackins and fields of Braintree. He surely will be missed.

  17. Janice Notarangelo on March 25, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Happy to have known you my friend….a truly good person.. who will be missed …Prayers to your family.

  18. Maureen McCarthy-watson on March 26, 2019 at 12:47 am

    There are no words I can possibly say to comfort you with this time I hope and pray that you know he will always be with you by your side. Godspeed fly with the angels

  19. Lenny Finamore on March 26, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Paul, like me, was a lacrosse official, but more importantly, he was, like me a papa, father, husband, brother who loved his family and friends. He will be missed!

  20. Lee Campbell on March 26, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Paul was a co-worker of mine at Madico and he was wonderful to work with. He had a beautiful smile and was always nice to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with Pauls’ family at this time. RIP

  21. Mark Fehlmann on March 26, 2019 at 10:48 am

    The world is a lesser place today, a loss of wonderful human. What a joy he was to be around and the smiles he brought to our faces each day at work. We enjoyed our coffee and lunch breaks, the continuous teasing and jokes, and the joy of walking the golf course together (the best part of our games).

  22. Rick & Joscelyn Catalano on March 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    You could never look for a better role model in life than Paul. As a brother lacrosse official, Paul shared so many similar values for life, family, and friendship. His dedication and passion for all that was important to him will be part of his legacy and an inspiration for us all. Paul will live on forever in our heart and thoughts. Rest easy my friend!

  23. Tim Genecco on March 26, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Paul was an incredible person with a huge heart. He was one of my favorites among the lacrosse officiating community. We had many talks over a beer, always discussing his family and grandchildren. I fondly recall how excited he was to give his grandson a new bed that he made. It is with great sadness to hear he is no longer with us, the world was a better place with Paul. Please except my prayers and heartfelt thoughts.

  24. Tom Kelly on March 26, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I just met Paul last year. I was extremely fortunate to have officiated college lacrosse games with him. He was patient and an incredibly kind man. I learned a lot from him in our few games together. He will be missed. My deepest condolences

  25. Marilyn Flynn on March 26, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Kim and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and condolences to you and your family

  26. Fran Doyle on March 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Paul and I were lax bros together. I had the hair he didn’t. My fondest memory of Paul was a plane trip to Florida years ago. Who do I spy on the plane. Paul! Conversations started and my buddy and I got Paul to ditch his work group and join us for a Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey game. A night full of beers, hockey and laughs. Some of Paul’s biggest passions, besides his family. Paul was family first, as we shared information and wedding spot proposals for our daughters. Hopefully, we will officiate games together up there. You are loved and missed!

  27. Robert "Bob" Hilliard on March 26, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Paul after the death of his mother, Rosemarie. He attended the 328th C/R Co. Army reunions with his father and was pleasant to be around. My late wife and I were host for the Hospitality Room for years and he was very helpful to us by seeing that the Hospitality Room was ready each day which was a big help to us and also is seeing that the room was in order each night when locking the doors. Paul also was there to help transport those in the group who needed transportation to various events we were attending and did not have cars. Paul was so friendly and all of us dearly loved him. I know his father Chico was so proud of him as Paul gave his Dad so much attention and wanted to be sure he was enjoying himself at the reunions. On behalf of the group, I would like for his family to know that they will be in our prayers and we will always remember Paul.

  28. His fishing buddies on March 26, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    For over 30 yrs., we had the good fortune to spend a few days with Paul on our annual fishing trip to Cape Cod .
    Paul’s joyous personality, timely humor, good-hearted banter, and most of all his wonderful presence, made our fishing days so worthy and pleasurable. ( and so did his fishing outfits)
    As we approach our trip this summer, we will dedicate the day to Paul’s memory.

  29. Lynda and Roy Vallatini on March 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Dear Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Roy and I send you healing prayers, light and love. Paul has been in our prayers for months.

    Kim, Heather, Paul, Tracy, George, George, Mike, Joe and Lisa, know that we are with you in your grief.

    Love, Lynda and Roy

  30. Jerry Fortenberry on March 26, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    To Paul’s family; I am sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a great guy and very helpful to “us ole folks” during our reunions. Enjoyed being around Paul. He was a great guy. My prayers are with his entire family.

  31. Mary Ellen McGuigan on March 27, 2019 at 2:21 am

    On behalf of the Sheffield Village board of trustees, we want to remember Paul for his dedication and generosity during the time he served on the board with us. His presence will be missed. Paul was such a pleasure to work with- knowledgable, giving of his time and energy in our condo community, and never sweated the small stuff. As Paul’s next door neighbor as well, I cant say enough about what a great heart and smile he had. Always willing to lend a helping hand or offer some great house maintenance tips!. Kim, my heart and prayers go out to you and your beautiful family. May you celebrate Paul in your heart always.

  32. Vinny and Janette Tognarelli on March 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Kim, Our thoughts and prayers are for you and the beautiful family Paul and you created together. He has left warm memories with everyone lucky enough to know him. Early morning golfing on the Cape will never be the same for Tuggy and Dean.

  33. Ann Marie Vallatini Nakata on March 27, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Dear Kim and family, cousin Paul was such an amazing man he will be missed by everyone. I was so happy and blessed I got to meet him again in 2015 at the Vallatini family reunion. May God Bless you and give you comfort knowing Paul is in heaven now and his mother Rosemary and Uncle Archie will meet him again ❤️❤️ love cousin Ann Marie Vallatini (Nakata) in Florida

  34. Ann Marie Vallatini on March 27, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Kim and family I am so sorry for your loss. Cousin Paul will be missed by everyone. Love ❤️ Ann Marie Vallatin (Nakata) in Florida

  35. Ruthann Parker on March 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Kim and family,and friends,I am so sorry for your loss, I never had a chance to meet Paul,but I know by all the postings and picture,s of you and Paul and his grand children he is very special in everyone,s heart,and will truly missed.My prayers and hugs go out to all of you. Love,Ruthann

  36. Richard Nappi, Jr. on March 27, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Kim, I’m sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  37. J furtado on March 27, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    To the Valatini family. I am extremely sadden for your loss. Paul was a genuine guy. I had the pleasure of working with him at Polaroid. Paul was always upbeat and honest. He never spoke a bad word about anything. Paul had that great smile that touched us all. RIP my friend-you are missed. Joe Furtado

  38. Lestan and Gwen on March 27, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    We knew how special Paul was through the way Pete and Tracy lit up when they spoke of him. So sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the whole family

  39. Pam Ciulla on March 28, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Kim and your family. Paul was a wonderful cousin whose smile always brightened the day. We were all so lucky to have him in our lives. So saddened over his passing. Wishing you courage to face the future and loving memories to hold Paul close in your hearts.

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