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WINCHENDON- Paul A. Cochran, 91, of Winchendon, passed peacefully after a long illness at his home, Thursday evening May 18, 2023, with his family by his side.
He was born in Winchendon on July 10, 1931, son of the late Roger W. and Olive V.(Graton) Cochran and was a graduate of Murdock High School class of 1949. Paul was a lifelong resident of Winchendon.
Paul proudly served his country as a member of the Unites States Army, in the 25th division, 35th regiment during the Korean War. He received an award for his services.
He enjoyed being with his family, the outdoors, taking trips to the ocean, along with traveling. One of his greatest enjoyments was spending time on his John Deere tractors.
Paul retired from New England Telephone Company, during that time he designed and installed the entire telephone system at Digital in Westminster, MA. He previously worked at Lucent Technologies and AT&T. He was a member of the Eugene M. Connor Post 393 American Legion and Frederick Wilder White Post 2158 VFW of Winchendon. In addition, he was a longtime member of the Otter River Sportsman Club.
His wife, Marilyn A. (Pineault) Cochran, passed in 2013. He leaves three daughters, Paula Whitaker and husband James of Winchendon, Karla O’Malley and her husband Daniel Of Rindge NH and Donna Cochran and her partner Ralph Belletette of Wilson, NC; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a brother Bruce Cochran of Winchendon along with several nieces and nephews. A great-granddaughter, Harper O’Malley and his brothers, Roger W. Cochran Jr., David S. Cochran, Philip G. Cochran, and Stephen E. Cochran, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11 A.M. at Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Burial, with military honors, will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 5 to 7pm. Members of the Eugene M. Connor Post will conduct legion services Thursday at 6:30pm.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.stone-ladeau.com
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, Melissa Mcquaid and Douglas M. Stone, directors.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, May 26, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
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