Paul Theodore Sanders (BPD Retired)

Paul Theodore Sanders, 81, of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, formerly of Boston passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Carteret Health Care.

Paul was born on June 24, 1939, in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late Edwin and Lillian Sanders. Paul was a true patriot who served his country in the Massachusetts National Guard for 12 years. He proudly worked in the Boston Police Department for 34 faithful years and during that time he worked his way up to detective and later retired as a Sergeant. Never one to be idle, following his retirement, he worked as an investigator with Suffolk County District Attorney’s office for 10 years.

Paul loved being at the beach which made the move to Emerald Isle a happy one. He relished the carefree beach life which included riding through the neighborhood in his golf cart. He always enjoyed a good Red Sox baseball game and a competitive New England Patriots football game. More than anything, Paul valued his family and was appreciative of the time he was able to spend with them, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Cherlyn Sanders of the home; daughters, Alexis Sanders and husband Steven Albritton of Ayer, MA, Nicole Sanders O’Toole and husband James of Dedham, MA, and Rachel Sanders of Waltham, MA; sons, Paul T. Sanders Jr. and wife Kelly of Walpole, MA and Scott Sanders of Somerville, MA; sister, Marjorie Sayre of Oldsmar, FL; brother, Richard Sanders and wife Frances of Weymouth, MA; grandchildren, Ava Sanders and Paul Sanders; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald Sanders and Robert Sanders.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visit with Paul's family on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Paul may be made to the Vasculitis Foundation at P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188. For directions and guestbook, please visit:
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