Dr. Paul G. Walcott, 87, passed away peacefully at home, in Westborough, on Sunday, July 11, 2021. He was a devout communicant of St. Luke’s Church, Westborough.
He was born and raised in Marlborough, Massachusetts and was the son of the late Harold and Lillian (Duhamel) Walcott. Upon graduating from St. John’s High School, now located in Shrewsbury, MA, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served four years as a dental technician including one year in the Marines. After serving in the US Navy, he graduated from Boston College, and the Massachusetts College of Optometry.
He was named Director of Optometry at American Optics, Southbridge, MA. There he met and then worked in Boston with Dr. Sumner Lieberman for 25 years. Together they pioneered the servicing of patients by offering both Ophthalmology and Optometry as a joint practice. During that time, he also maintained his own private practice in Marlborough, MA. In 1999, he retired from Vision Associates in Marlborough, MA.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Lynda Harvey Walcott, a son, Paul V. Walcott of Hudson, MA, a daughter, Denise L. Leavitt, of Maine, a stepdaughter, Meredyth Inman Phillips, of, NY, and a stepson J. Mark Inman and his wife, Esther, of the Philippines. He is also survived by his grandson, Christopher Leavitt of Northborough, and a step -grandson Jack Phillips of NY, step-granddaughter, Sophia Inman, one sister, Simone Walcott Gately of Marlborough, two great-granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. His first wife of 42 years, Holly Walcott, and his brother Jack Walcott, both predeceased him.
Paul always lived life to the fullest. Besides his family, he loved all sports. You could always find him skiing in the winter and playing tennis or pickleball in the summer. He especially loved Maine and spent many years in Pemaquid. He loved to work in the yard, read, paint and travel. He was a great conversationalist, and was very knowledgeable on many subjects, including art and anything WWII. He was fun loving, kind, and always had a smile. He loved life, and he was always grateful for everything and everyone in his life.
His entire family would like to thank Faith and Family Hospice, David Workman, and Guido Lonardo for their caring support in Paul’s final days.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 31, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will be private.
Calling hours at the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Friday, July 30, from 5 to 7 P.M.
Funeral Mass will be live streamed at: stlukes-parish.org/funerals
In Lieu of flowers, please choose either St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581 or a charity of your choice.