Clinton-Paul J. Lee, 81, passed away peacefully at Leominster Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2018 following a period of declining health. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Diane (Keblin) Lee; their children, Lynda Melody of Clinton; Shawn C. Lee & wife Janet of Winchendon; and Shari Scannell & husband Rob of Orange; 4 grandchildren, Carl Larssen, Sara Scannell, Dustin and Zachary Lee; 4 great-grandchildren, Nicholas Paskal, Michael Larssen, Charlotte and Olivia Lee; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is pre-deceased by a son, Michael K. Lee, and 7 siblings.
Paul was born and raised in Marlborough, one of eight children to the late Charles & Rose (Kaminski) Lee. He graduated from the Marlborough High School, Class of 1955, and worked hard to enjoy his career as a self-employed business owner. Paul successfully owned and operated the Cedar Lawn Grocery Store on Main Street in Marlborough for more than 20 years before establishing Lee & Son Trucking, from where he ultimately retired. Active throughout his community, Paul was a member of the Marlborough Moose Lodge, and the Marlborough Fish & Game. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman, and a dedicated fan of the Red Sox and Patriots. Paul had a tremendous sense of humor and was a loyal friend to anyone in need. Above all he was a dedicated family man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11AM on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a period of calling hours prior from 9:30 until 11AM. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Paul Lee to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com