Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton, MA 02021
Paul Callaghan

Paul Callaghan, age 94, of Canton passed away January 9th surrounded by his three children. Born in Boston, he was raised in Allston, graduated from Brighton High School, He was a Merchant Marine at a young age and later joined the United States Marine Corp. Paul was a printer for 10 years for Libby Printing and the Boston Globe before becoming a member of the Boston Fire Department for 37 years and retired as a Deputy Fire Chief in 1993, a job he truly loved. He was married to his loving late wife Virginia for over 70 years. They were each other’s soul mates and best friend. He was a devout Catholic and lived in Canton & Florida for the last 48 years. Family was paramount in his life and one of his greatest joys was spending time with his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. Cornerstone in Canton has been his home for the last four years and he enjoyed hanging out in the lobby greeting people as they came to visit their family members. They gave him the honorary title of “Associate receptionist” and most people coming in referred to him as”Chief”.
Beloved husband of the late Virginia F. (Lang). Father of Christine OHalloran of Canton, Cheryl Conroy & her husband Jim of Canton, and Paul M. Callaghan and his wife Susan of Wakefield. Also survived by 7 grandchildren: Andy, Ginny, Jimmy, Patrick, Jessica, Paul & Brian and 7 great grandchildren: Lexi, Lainey, Colin, Liam, Cal, Carter and Cameron. He was predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Mass at St. Oscar Romero Parish, Canton (formally known as St John the Evangelist Church) Saturday morning at 11:00 am. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton on Saturday morning prior to mass from 8:30am to 10:30am. Burial will be at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne on Monday morning promptly at 9:00 am. In lieu of flowers Donations may be made in his memory to the Canton Food Pantry 900 Washington St. Canton Ma. 02021 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at
St. Jude Hospital

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Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home
455 Washington St.
Canton, MA USA 02021