Paul T. Chamberlain
1941 ∼ 2019
Paul T. Chamberlain, 78 years old, Harwich, MA passed away on Tuesday September 3rd after a brave battle with cancer. Born in Milton, MA on February 7, 1941. Beloved son of George and Alice and brother of George Chamberlain (all deceased). Lifelong practicing and devoted Catholic. Altar boy and Eagle scout in youth. Graduated from Milton High School (Class of 1959) and proud veteran of US Navy and Naval reserves. Married high school sweetheart and love of his life, Judith (Judy) Chamberlain (Martin), on November 9, 1963, and proudly and happily celebrated 55th wedding anniversary last year. Paul was a devoted family man to his wife and three children Paul Jr. (Kelly), Mark (Tony) and Carol Hebert (Don) and three grandsons Gregory, Matthew and Daniel. After his marriage he and Judy settled in Canton, MA for 30 years where they raised their family and Paul worked in various government (DCAS) and Navy-related capacities, as Navy Nuclear Coordinator for the Northeast and, notably, for the Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), where one of his responsibilities was the annual USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) Turnaround Cruise in Boston Harbor. Paul retired in 1995 and he and Judy moved to Harwich, MA. His lifelong love of water continued as he found a fun part-time job as a deck hand on the Freedom Cruise Line (ferry from Harwich to Nantucket) and made a whole new group of friends whom he dubbed “my boat friends.” Enjoyed golf at Cranberry Valley in Harwich. Active in church ministry at St Joan of Arc in Orleans. Enjoyed travelling widely in retirement to faraway places like Hong Kong and Maui, Hawaii, to favorite warm weather destinations like Marco Island, Naples and Miami Beach, and to New York City dozens of times, where he particularly enjoyed visiting the Intrepid Museum (American military and maritime history museum) and eating at the famed “21” restaurant. He always said he wanted to retire at a relatively young age to enjoy life and spend more time with his family. He was very involved with and especially loved spending time with his grandsons, who affectionately called him Papa. Memorial service to celebrate Paul’s life will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans, MA on Saturday September 14, 2019 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, family would welcome donations in Paul’s memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston or to Davenport Mugar Cancer Center in Hyannis.