Calling HoursParadis-Givner Funeral Home
Oxford, MA 01540
OXFORD – Paul A. Ford, 71, of Spruce Street, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis R. (DiPadua) Ford of Oxford; two children, Paul A. Ford Jr. and his wife Denyse of Dudley, and Bonnie A. Mahan of Worcester; a sister, Ann Forget of Worcester; two granddaughters, Kimberli A. Mahan and Kristin T. Mahan, both of Providence, RI; several nephews and nieces; and his beloved dog, Cassie. He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Ford and Russell Ford; and a sister, Shirley Ford. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Alston and Lillian (Gaudette) Ford, and lived in Worcester before moving to Oxford in 1976. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Ford was a dispatcher for Yellow Cab in Worcester for 10 years. He also owned several cabs with the company. Previously, he worked at R.E. Jarvis Company in Southboro and owned and operated Granite Spa in Worcester. He was a member of St. Roch’s Church in Oxford.
Mr. Ford was a member of the Hot Heads of Oxford and enjoyed going to car shows to display his 1939 Chevy. He enjoyed spending time at the family camp in Maine, playing cards with his family and friends, and attending his granddaughters’ activities. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
A funeral will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, from Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Webster. Calling hours are Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1200 Hosford St., Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316.
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