Lydon, Paul

April 25th, 2010

Paul J. Lydon, of Wilmington, formerly of Newton and Watertown, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with ALS at the age of 42.

Born in Boston, MA, on January 25, 1968, Paul was the dear son of Peggy (O’Connor) Lydon of Newton and the late John Lydon. Paul grew up in Newtonville and was a graduate of Newton Catholic High School Class of 1986. He went on to further his education and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from U Mass Boston. At the time of his death, Paul was employed as a chemist for EISAI Inc., a Pharmaceuticals Company.

Paul married Alice McCusker on October 28, 1995, after 10 years of courting, and the couple lived in Watertown for a few years before moving to Wilmington in 1998.

Paul and Alice had four children; Joseph, Sean, Liam, and Molly. He absolutely loved being a husband and dad, he cherished every moment spent with his wife and kids. They were the center of his universe. In his spare time Paul enjoyed reading, running, and watching the history and military channels. He will be remembered for his intelligence, sense of humor, humbleness, and love of his Irish heritage. Paul was a fighter, he faced his illness with courage and strength, never giving up when things got tough and always setting an expample for those around him. He was never worried about himself, always having the utmost concern for his family and their well being. Paul will be fondly remembered for his kindness not only to his family but to his friends, neighbors, and co-workers. He was a true “gentleman” in every sense of the word.

Paul was the beloved husband of Alice L. (McCusker) Lydon , devoted and loving father of Joseph Paul, Sean Patrick, Liam James, and Molly Grace Lydon all of Wilmington, dear brother of Michael Lydon & his wife Donna of Marston Mills and Tommy Lydon of Newtonville. Paul is also survived by many brothers and sisters in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday, April 29, from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Paul’s name can be made to “Friends of the Lydon Family“, c/o Kelly Sullivan, 6 Middle St., Watertown, MA 02472.


21 Entries in Guest Book for “Lydon, Paul”

  1. Kathy Vanderhoof says:

    I am very sorry for your loss.

  2. Lynn Hawkins says:

    Paul was a great person and father who’s humor and positive attitude towards life before and during his struggles have been an inspiration for all of us at Eisai. We will truly miss him.

  3. The Sica Family says:

    Alice & Family –

    Our heart goes out to you and you are in our prayers.

    The Sica Family

  4. The DeSario family says:

    Our hearts go out to Paul’s family – especially Alice and the children. We are so sadden by your loss. Paul was truly a wonderful person and will always be remembered as such. Much love to you all.

  5. Dave and Joan Hamilton says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Paul. Please know you are all in our prayers and thoughts. Know Paul will always be remembered. Our heart goes out to all of you.

  6. The Calvoni Family says:

    Even though we had never had the pleasure of meeting your family, our hearts go out to all of you. We are members of St. Thomas and will be praying for your family. We are very sorry for your loss.

    The Calvoni Family

  7. brenda ridge dardinski says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with the lydon family, paul will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

  8. sally simmons says:

    I am truely sorry for your loss.

  9. Noreen Curdo & Family says:

    May you find comfort in knowing that Paul lives on in the hearts and memories of so many who care. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Anne Marie Kling Dunne says:

    To Alice, Joe, Sean, Liam, Molly, Peggy, Michael and Tommy, I am so very sorry about Paul. I will always remember his kindness, his smile, his great sense of humor and love of his family.

    My deepest sympathy.

  11. MJ Byrnes & Family says:

    Please know you & your family are in our nightly prayers & daily thoughts. I can’t begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. Although I did not know Paul, it is easy to see through you & the kids what a beautiful family the two of you have made. May god bless you & yours.

  12. The Tassone Family says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear about Paul’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Jennifer Tassone & Family

  13. Crissy Shaffer says:

    Alice – Paul was an incredible person. He always found time for his family and friends. Over the years his positive attitude and incredible humor have left such a mark with me. As the ALS progressed I was always stunned at how positive he stayed each and every day. It has been a blessing to have known him and you. Please know that you and your family continue to be in my daily prayers. May God bless each of you.

  14. David Arsenault says:

    Your family is in our prayers. Paul was inspirational and truely heroic.

  15. kim lynch says:

    Alice and children, I am very sorry for the loss of Paul. May you comfort each other and know that he is at peace and will be watching over you from above. My family has only known yours since Joe and Brian were in kindergarten. Every time we met be it at school or soccer you both were always friendly and kind. His smile will be missed. Your family is in our prayers at this difficult time.

  16. Melissa daley says:

    My heart goes out to you and the kids. Paul was such a great person and you and the kids were his life. He was the type of person who made such an impact on the lives of everyone he met. He was such a great friend and co-worker. He will never be forgotten and he will always be watching over you and the kids. All of you will be in my prayers.

  17. Linda Farr says:

    On behalf of Eisai and the PST organization, we would like to express our condolences. We are all grieving the loss of a very well-liked colleague who made significant contributions here both as an employee and as a manager. Paul has been an inspiration to all of us in the way that he handled his circumstances and his strength of character left an indelible mark that will remain with us.

  18. Mary & John Treddin says:

    We were very sorry to hear about Pauls death. Our heart felt sympathy goes out to his family. Paul will always be remembered for his since of humor no matter what the situation was. His love for his family and friends was a virtue not many posses. You will all be remembered in our prayers.
    God bless you.

  19. Krista Condon says:

    My heart is so heavy knowing that Paul is with the angels. He was the most incredible person I have ever met. So kind, always a way to make you smile and you always left him with happiness in your heart. I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thougths and prayers. I have been truly blessed to have known Paul.

  20. Mark & Stephanie Spyvee says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing last weekend. Our hearts go out to the whole family who will miss their father, husband, brother and son. Paul was an amazing person who faced his illness with courage and strength. We can all learn from his example.

  21. dd and anthony allen says:

    Anthony & I had the pleasure of meeting Paul and his family as neighbors to the Marzis. We are sad to hear of this devastating loss of a father, friend, husband. The family is in our prayers.

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