Paul Edward Malcolm, age 93, of Middleborough, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 6, 2020. He was the loving husband of the late Betty (Hanning) Malcolm.
Paul was born in Boston on December 29, 1926 to the late Paul E. and Catherine V. (Derler) Malcolm. He joined the US Navy in 1944, as a senior in high school and served in the Naval Armed Guard. He was a gunner on tankers and liberty ships in both the Pacific and Atlantic fleet for the duration of World War II. After the war, he attended Wentworth Institute of technology and earned an Associates degree in Architecture. He met Betty in Boston, they were married in 1949 and remained together for 66 years until her death. They lived in Houlton, Maine and Boston for short periods after their marriage and then moved to Middleborough.
Paul worked in Middleborough and surrounding towns as a carpenter and builder for many years until his retirement. In his leisure time, he was a voracious reader and an avid fisherman. He loved cars, and working on them, and his red 55 Chevy pick up was a well-known sight around town. After Paul’s retirement, he and Betty took several long road trips out West and always brought back great stories to share.
Paul was a kind and generous man and a friend to all who knew him. He had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. He and Betty were always laughing.
He was predeceased by a sister, Veronica C. Malcolm, a brother, John H. Malcolm and an infant son. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Baisden and her husband Stephen of Ocala, FL, his daughter Nancy Salvaggio and her husband William of Brewster, MA, and two grandchildren, Mallory and Kyle Salvaggio. He is also survived by a sister, Mary G. Pauley of Newton, MA, and his sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Larry Hutchinson of Houlton, ME.
Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on a date to be determined.
Memorials in his name may be made to any charity close to your heart. He was especially generous to organizations that benefited children and animals.
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