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Karl Mitchell

August 20, 1933 — October 2, 2018

OXFORD – Karl “Mitch” E. Mitchell, 85, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. He was predeceased by his former wife and mother of his children, Janet T. Mitchell; his second wife, Dolores Mitchell; and his third wife, Joyce Mitchell. He is survived by seven children, Donna M. LaLiberty and her husband Barry of Leominster, Charlene A. Bryant and her husband Ron of Worcester, Kevin P. Mitchell and his wife Jane of Greene, ME, Pamela J. Jansson and her husband Joel of Dudley, Sharon L. Boyda and her husband Jack of Oxford, Jo-Ann L. Murphy and her husband Robert of Dudley, and Joseph L. Mitchell and his wife Gina of Worcester; a brother, Dwight Mitchell of Dudley; six sisters, Katherine King of Charlton, Ruth DeFoe of Webster, Rosalyn Beaudette of Oxford, Marlene Butler of Charlton, Claudia Blauvelt of Charlton, and Ella Polinski of Leicester; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, John Mitchell; a sister, Annabelle King; and two grandchildren. Mitch was born in Worcester, son of the late Archibald L. and Alma (Konkol) Mitchell, was raised in Auburn and lived most of his life in Oxford. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Karl (with a “K”) worked for the Department of Public Works in Oxford for 24 years, retiring as foreman in 1998. Previously, he worked for R.H. White in Auburn for many years. He was a member of the Oxford Fire Department retiring as Captain of Station 2, and worked on the ambulance and rescue squad. He was an auxiliary member of the Oxford Police Department and a member of the Civil Defense in Oxford. He was a member of the American Legion Post 58 in Oxford and a longtime member of the Oxford Memorial Honor Guard. He enjoyed candlepin bowling, working in his yard, and belonged to several bowling and pitch leagues in the area.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. Military burial will follow at North Cemetery in Oxford, with the Oxford Memorial Honor Guard participating. Calling hours are Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Memorial Honor Guard, c/o Terry Cummings, 9 Locust St., Oxford, MA 01540.




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Paradis-Givner Funeral Home
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Paradis-Givner Funeral Home
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  • 357 Main Street
    Oxford, MA 01540

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