GARDNER – Paul J. Surrette, 61, of 116 Church Street, died peacefully at home Thursday, April 29, 2021.
He was born in Worcester on September 28, 1959, son of the late Richard and Mary (Bennett) Surrette and grew up in Worcester, where he attended Burncoat High School.
Paul enlisted in the United States Army from high school and proudly served his country for three years in the United States Army and for 23 years in the United States Army Reserves.
An avid fan of Boston professional sports teams, Paul particularly enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed family bonfires, gardening and visits to Hawaii. He worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
He leaves three children, Stacy L. Surrette of Fitchburg, Katelyn M. Moriarty and her husband Michael of Fitchburg and Joshua R. Surrette and his wife Amanda of Templeton; five grandchildren, Dylan, Connor, Abrianna, Brody and Gabriel; his siblings, Margaret Canning of Tucson, AZ, Richard Surrette Jr of Litchfield, NH, Francis Surrette of Paris, ME, Bernadette Syppko of Marlboro, Brian Surrette of Shrewsbury and David Surrette of Worcester and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12 Noon in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Calling hours in the funeral home are Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Masks and social distancing are required.
Funeral services will be live streamed and may be viewed at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1136309 .
Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 255 Main St, Marlborough, MA. 01752.