Paul J. King

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Bridgewater, Mass – Paul J. King, 81, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 3. Paul was the loving son of the late John and Beatrice E. (Plummer) King and was one of 18 children. He grew up in Dover-Foxcroft ME. After graduating from Foxcroft Academy he enlisted in the US Army serving in France during the 1950’s. He lived in Quincy during the 1960’s while raising his late daughter, Andrea King. Paul married Susan G. (Binney) King on March 20, 1976 after the two met while dog walking. 1977 brought the birth of their surprise twins and they settled in Randolph and eventually moved to Easton. Paul worked for Boston Gear Works and Union Gear & Sprocket for many years before becoming Cafeteria manager and head cook at Butler Automatic in Canton. Paul was a workhorse and jack of all trades who loved taking on all the responsibilities of running a household. He loved his grandkids, he loved his wood pile, cleaning gutters and lawn work, dancing, being a social butterfly, and especially following local and national politics. Paul’s funeral services will be private however he requested one thing from his family and friends; always vote. Regardless of your political preference don’t let your vote go silent, be proud of the 15th Amendment because many countries in this world are not so lucky, so get out there and vote. Paul was the devoted husband of Susan G. King of Bridgewater and loving father of twins, Stephan J. King and his wife Julie Garland of Wrentham, Stephanie A. Coleman and her husband Tim of Bridgewater, and the late Andrea King. Proud “Papa” of Zachary, Sierra, Lauren, and Timmy. Brother of Harlan, Ramona, Albert, Gary, Ernie, and predeceased by 13 other brothers and sisters. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. All services are private, in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Committee to Protect Journalists at For online guestbook and dir.’s visit

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