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Paul J. Primavera Sr.

July 28, 1937 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 84)

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Paul J Primavera Sr, 84, passed peacefully February 22, 2022 following a brief illness. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts on July 28, 1937, Paul attended Quincy High School where he grew to love and excelled in sports, particularly football.  Following graduation he entered Boston University, earning a degree in Special Education and Counseling and went on to later attain his Master’s degree as well as Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies.
 
Passionate about helping those with learning disabilities and physical impairments, Paul created a formal special needs program at a state level within Massachusetts public schools and later becoming the Director of Special Education at Bellingham High School. In that role, he created a work study program for students to combine their academic studies with a vocational trade. After his retirement, the program was housed within the Paul J Primavera Junior Senior High School which was lovingly named after all he accomplished and the many students whose lives he positively affected. 
 
Mr. Primavera was a long time head coach with Bellingham Pop Warner Football Teams and an active member of the Bellingham Lions Club. Within the Lion’s organization he served in a variety of leadership roles and started the annual Lion’s Special Olympics Program in Bellingham.  Beyond his involvements, Paul was an active golfer and bowler, avid reader and strong supporter of the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. He was a proud family man and enjoyed summers on Cape Cod, festive dinners and hours of solitaire with those closest to him.

Through his coaching, teaching and advocacy, Paul was a father to many. His legacy will carry on in the lives he impacted and the programs he pioneered. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Catherine “Kay” Primavera, his children, Robert, Paul (Danielle), and grandchildren, Andrew, Francesca, Caterina, Isabelle and Gemma, and his sister, Jeanne Webb.  He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Jennie Primavera, as well as his brother Robert “Bobby” Primavera.
 

Family and friends will honor Paul's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 10 Chestnut Street, Peabody, MA 01960 on Monday, February 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday morning at 9:30 A.M. before leaving in procession to St. Agnes Parish, 22 Boston Street, Middleton, MA 01949 for a Funeral Mass celebrating Paul's life at 11:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Paul being laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

 

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in memory of Paul J Primavera, Sr. to assist New England cancer patients and their families with much needed financial support. Gifts may be mailed to: Joe Andruzzi Foundation, 49 Plain Street, Suite 500, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or donate online at www.joeandruzzifoundation.org

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home North Shore Chapel
10 Chestnut Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Funeral Service
Tuesday
March 1, 2022

9:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home North Shore Chapel
10 Chestnut Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
March 1, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Agnes Parish
22 Boston Street
Middleton, MA 01949

Committal
Tuesday
March 1, 2022

12:15 PM
Cedar Grove Cemetery
100 Cedar Grove Avenue
Peabody, MA 01960

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