Ã¢â?¬â?¹STURBRIDGE: Paul D. Garrett, 54, of Sturbridge, passed away suddenly on July 12, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
He leaves his wife Sharon Johnson; a daughter: Alison Garrett; a son: Benjamin Garrett, both at home; a brother: Scott Garrett and his wife Susan of Lake Forest, Illinois; a nephew: Brett Garrett, his wife Maryam and children Abigail and Logan of Cambridge, Massachusetts; a niece, Elizabeth (Garrett) Mettler and her husband Matthew of Los Angeles, California.
He was predeceased by his brother Jack Garrett, his sister Sally Garrett and his niece Maria Garrett.
Born in Deerfield, Illinois, Paul was the son of the late Roscoe and Jeanne (Lucas) Garrett. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Materials Science and then earned MS and PhD degrees from Cornell University. Paul worked for Bemis Associates in Shirley as a materials scientist, where he greatly enjoyed the teamwork with his coworkers and the challenge of solving technical problems.
Paul was a wonderful man - kind, strong, loving, selfless, tolerant, forgiving, competitive, smart, humble, and fun-loving. He loved participating in his children's activities; he was so proud of them. He was totally dedicated to his family, always giving them his unconditional love. He kept us laughing with his sharp wit and was the best person to have on your team playing games. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed traveling, and loved music and playing softball. His greatest enjoyment, however, was the time he spent with family and friends. Paul will be deeply missed.
Calling hours will be from 5-8 P.M. on Friday, July 17 in the Belanger Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 9:30AM in the Charlton City United Methodist Church, 74 Stafford Street, Charlton, MA.
The family suggests memorial tributes be made to the University of Michigan College of Engineering, Cornell University, UMass Memorial Medical Center, or the charity closest to your heart.