Paul F. Bacigalupo Sr., 81, of Siesta Key, Fla., formerly of Woburn and Needham, passed away Jan. 19, 2014, at the Tippet Hospice Home in Needham, following a battle with cancer.
He was husband of the late Bernadette M. (Pereira) Bacigalupo and together they shared 54 years of marriage prior to her death last August. Born in Lowell, Paul was one of four children of the late Louis and Alice Bacigalupo.
Paul was raised and educated in Reading. He was a veteran and served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. When he returned home from his service he began a 36 year career with IBM where he worked as an Industry Specialist and also served a past president of the American Production and Inventory Control Society, A.P.I.C.S.
Paul enjoyed being social, playing cribbage and bridge, bowling with friends and family, and spending time in Florida.
He is survived by his children, Paul F. Bacigalupo Jr. of Needham, Carol Fallon of Framingham and Diane Doherty and her husband Thomas of Woburn; his grandchildren, Connor Fallon, Max, Julia and Jake Doherty; his siblings, Janet DeMorales and her husband George of Litchfield, Ariz. and Gail MacDonald and her companion Wesley Osborn of Tucson, Ariz.; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joan King and her surviving husband Aubrey of North Reading.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Services will conclude with military honors and inurnment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.
It has been requested that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Paul's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.