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“Paul was a great person ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ray Wilder - Merrimac, MA

“To My Big Brother Jumbo;My heart hurts that you had to be gone so soon! I wanted you to know how proud I was that you were doing so well with Jen &...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Dotoli - Revere, MA

“Back in the day, I spent lots of time with Paul at the bar at the Everett K of C. He was a real character. Its been a long time since those days. Im...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Ralph Dumas - Friend

“Tiny you could break chops with the best of them lol but I never left your house and just days before this with out you saying alright I love ya...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Joe DeCroteau - Melrose, MA

“My sincere condolences to the Family, I worked with Beverly years ago and knew Paul through my Sister Bevely, she was his "Tax Girl" as he always...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Laughton. (Dorman) - MA

“There were times when Paul and Michael would get into some kind of a scuffle and my Sister would call me to come over the house and straighten things...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: SONNY(UNCLE) BINDA

“Paul, God Bless you. It has been so long since we have seen or talked to each other. Your passing was not a shock to me as our mutual friends kept me...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Orender - Sister

“Worked in Engineering at JP with Paul, great guy. Sorry for the loss. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: David Burns - Coworker

“Uncle Paul, I will always love you. Everyone is hurting from your absence but I think we as a family can all find comfort in the fact that you are no...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Alexandria Cordiner - MA - Family

“Dotoli family sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with u all during this difficult time god bless hugs ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - MELROSE, MA

“I love you Paulie...Brothers Forever...No words...Heartbroken...R.I.P. my Brother... ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Dotoli - Manchester, NH


Paul Dotoli, age 63, of Malden, died suddenly on Monday, May 11, 2020 in his home after a long battle with multiple medical conditions. Paul was born on November 28, 1956 and was the son of Arlene Dotoli and the late Arthur Dotoli. Paul grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1973 before moving on to serve in the United States Army from 1974 to 1977. Paul then made his career as a licensed HVAC technician, most recently employed for many years at the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

Paul was predeceased by his loving wife of 24 years, Beverly (Abriel) Dotoli (1957-1999), his father, Arthur Dotoli, sister Cheryl Dotoli Brown, and niece Melissa Brown LaCarbonara. He is survived by mother, Arlene Dotoli, brothers and sister-in-law Michael and Gail Dotoli of Manchester, NH, and Christopher Dotoli of Revere. He is also survived by son and son-in-law, Jason Paul Dotoli and Fernando Dotoli Prieto of Malden, daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Thomas Griffin of Saugus, as well as his beloved grandchildren Aiden and Landon Griffin.

Paul is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Alexandria Cordiner, Amanda Dotoli, Stephanie Dotoli, Ralph Caracciolo, and Kristen Caracciolo-Lessard. Paul was also close to his cousin James Forbes of Tewksbury and best friend David Johnson, of Malden.

Paul was born into this world tough as nails. He was fearless, unapologetic, and never backed down. He spoke a raw truth and had a language of his own. He spoke his mind and never held back. For those who knew Paul, they would understand this and respect him for it. He made everyone he came across laugh hard because he would proudly say things that most people would not. Many would say Paul was a complicated guy, people would form their opinions one way or another, ... READ MORE →