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Paul Dobson

October 7, 1937 — January 27, 2019

OXFORD – Paul J. Dobson, 81, of Charlton Street, died Sunday, January 27, 2019, in his home. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn L. (Whitcomb) Dobson who died in 2015. He is survived by two daughters, Anne M. Beck and her fiancé Lee Strickland of Oxford, and Marie L. Paquette of North Brookfield; a brother, Alfred Dobson of Southbridge; three grandchildren, Brandon Suprenant of Pawtucket, RI, Alexa Walsh of Gardner, and Nikita Petro of North Brookfield; three great-grandchildren, Emerson Walsh, Kaylee Walsh, and Mia Mandel; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a son, Daniel Dobson who died in 2008; and an infant daughter, Cheryl L. Dobson who died in 1968. He was born in Southbridge, son of the late John H. and Solange S. (Duquette) Dobson, and lived in Charlton for 41 years before moving to Oxford last year. He graduated from Mary E. Wells High School in Southbridge, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Dobson was the manager of research and development at Fiberoptics Technology Inc. in Pomfret, CT, for 23 years, retiring in 2014. Previously, he worked at W.E.S.O. radio station in Southbridge as an engineer many years ago. In addition, he worked at Valtec in West Boylston for many years. He was a ham radio enthusiast, enjoyed flying airplanes, and loved racing his 1969 Z-28 Camaro.

Paul’s family would like to thank caregivers Jennifer Willman and Heidi Rousseau for their love, compassion, and help over the past 2 years.

There are no services or calling hours planned. Burial will be private at Northside Cemetery, Cemetery Rd., Charlton. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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