Richard A. Paulson, 83, of North Falmouth, Ma passed away on December 23, 2019 at the Falmouth Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gay (Campbell) Paulson.
Richard was born and raised in Brockton, MA, he was the son of the late Raymond and Ethel (Hall) Paulson. Richard graduated from Brockton High School and Boston University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He worked for many years at AVCO, RCA, GTE and Raytheon as an environmental test engineer for government projects. One of his most rewarding projects in his career was being part of the first Apollo Moon project.
In his younger years Richard was an avid sports car racer, belonging to the SCCA and the Scudira. Later in his life he became an avid sailor. Richard and his wife sailed for many years around the Cape and Islands and the British Virgin Islands, often joining up with their friends.
Richard was always ready to have an adventure whether it was sailing with his wife or out riding in his truck. Where ever they went they never came back the same way - it always was an adventure.
Besides his wife, Richard is survived by his son, Eric Paulson of Florida, his sister-in-law, Pat Campbell and brother-in-law Bernie Siegel; nieces Kristy Hill and her husband Brian, Toni and Trish Campbell, Linda Croker and her husband John, and Susan Siegel; nephews Donald Campbell John Campbell and his wife Teresa; and many grand nieces and nephews. Richard is predeceased by his two brothers, Raymond and Robert, his niece, Amy Siegel, his sister-in-law Ann Siegel and brother-in-law Harry Campbell.
He will be lovingly missed and remembered for his quiet wit and sense of humor along with his everlasting honesty with all who knew him.
A celebration of Richards’s life for family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Court Yard Restaurant, 1337 County Rd, Bourne MA. Burial will be private.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be to a charity of one’s choice.