Paul A. Nadeau, Jr., 66, of Mashpee, Massachusetts, husband to JoAnn (Bourque) Nadeau. Paul was a goldsmith, mystic, intellectual, and Sisu Standard-Bearer of Cancer Fighters. He passed peacefully and with dignity at home on May 11, 2017.
He was the son of Ellen (Kalinen) Nadeau and Paul Nadeau, Sr. of Fitchburg, MA, and graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1968. His 16 year career as a goldsmith (Hyannis Jewelry Shop, Silva & Koch, and Pi Services) brought him to Cape Cod in 1970, and he later worked at Waco Equipment Co. in Yarmouth in computer systems. He loved astronomy and built his own telescopes as well as music, and played guitar, sitar, and classical piano, and could often be found strumming along to his favorite songs in the living room. He was a loyal Red Sox and Cotuit Kettleers fan. In 1970, he became a member of the Baha'i Faith, joining a community of believers worldwide and participating in activities and religious roles locally, regionally and nationally.
He and his wife JoAnn celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in 2016, and referred to their home as Cygnus, in honor of the constellation, and of swans who mate for life.
He leaves two sisters Ann Shattuck of Ashburnham, and Paulette Nadeau of Fitchburg, and was predeceased by his brother John, and his son Simon Paul Nadeau (1977-2011). He is survived by his wife and daughters, Laurie Nadeau, and Celeste Nadeau Sarvata, son-in-law Ted Sarvata, two grandsons, Maxwell and Shoghi Sarvata, of Portland, OR, and Whitney Allen of Seattle, WA.
Calling hours for all will be held at John Lawrence Funeral Home on Monday, May 15, from 4-6pm. A Baha'i burial will be held at Great Neck Woods Cemetery on Tuesday, May 16 at 11am. Close friends and family are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paul Nadeau Memorial Fund at TD Bank or online at paypal.me/PaulNadeauLegacy.