Lanesville, Mass. — Paul M. D’Antonio, 50, beloved husband of Kimberly (Crosby) D’Antonio; father of Alyssa and Joshua D'Antonio of Lanesville, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, December 9, 2012.
Born in Inglewood, Calif. on September 15, 1962, he was the son of Anna (Putaansuu) D’Antonio of Gloucester and the late R. Fred D’Antonio. Paul was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the class of 1980 and later served for four years in the U.S. Air Force.
He worked for over twenty years as a senior manufacturing specialist at Axcelis Technologies where he led the second shift at the plant in Beverly and abroad as he travelled for his work. He took pride in his work and the opportunities it afforded him in his travel to see the world.
Paul will be remembered for his selflessness, giving of his time and energy to help anyone who asked in any task no matter how large or small. He was devoted to his family and his community and enjoyed making himself of service in any way he could. He spent his free time with his woodworking, often carving replica dories and animals for the many children that held a special place in his heart. Paul was also an integral part of the restoration project of Lane's Cove Shack and spent his weekends working alongside many good friends.
Paul was a loving husband, father, son, uncle and friend. His warm demeanor and sense of humor endeared him to all and his sense of integrity will leave an impression on those who knew him.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his mother, Anna; his siblings, Teresa D’Antonio Hilshey, David D’Antonio, Peter D’Antonio, Jacqueline D’Antonio Silva and husband, Michael; mother-in-law, Paulette Muller; father-in-law, William Crosby; sisters-in-laws, Heidi Crosby and Valarie D'Antonio; brother-in-laws, Nicholas Parisi, Bill Crosby; and nieces and nephews, Nicholas and Michael Parisi, Alex Leahy, Ashley and Timothy Silva, Joel and Luke Hilshey, John (J.C.) D’Antonio, and Sam and Matt Thornike;
In addition to his father Fred, he was predeceased by his siblings John and Tony D’Antonio, Mary D’Antonio Parisi and Sylvia D’Antonio Thorndike and her daughter Michelle Thorndike.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St., Lanesville, on Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m. Family and friends are cordially invited. His burial will be held privately.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com