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Paul A. Lipton
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation at at (212)588-1580.
  • Lung Cancer Research Foundaiton
    155 E. 55th St. #6H
    New York, NY 10022

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“Paul and I go back many years since the third grade. When we were single and looking for our soul mates, Paul met his lovely bride got married and I...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Robert Sceppa - Arlington, MA

“Dear Marie and family - Rose and I send you our deepest condolences and know that Paul is in a better place rejoicing in the glory of God. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Myron Dittmer - Melrose, MA

“I will always remember fondly my 4 years in Boston during college when I got to know my Uncle Paul better. He and my Aunt Mary, along with Siobhan...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Brian Kavanagh - San Francisco, CA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Paul Lipton passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose surrounded by his family on November 28, 2016 at the age of 82. Son of the late Louis and Helen (Kenneally) Lipton. Beloved husband of 49 years to Mary (Kavanagh) Lipton. Loving father of Siobhan Andrews and her husband, Scott of Winchester and Ciara Pitcher and her husband, Jeff of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Aidan, Seamus and Rory Andrews, and Brady, Sofia and Shane Pitcher. Brother-in-law of Anna Lyons, Patrick Kavanagh and Edward Kavanagh, all of Ireland, and Jack Kavanagh and Thomas Kavanagh, both of California. Paul served his country with pride in the United States Air Force for four years during the Korean War. Mr. Lipton was a resident of Melrose for 37 years and worked for the US Postal Service for 40 years. He was a history enthusiast and loved reading. Paul enjoyed taking family trips internationally and domestically, but his greatest love was his grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Thursday, December 1 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral from Gately Funeral Home on Friday, December 2 at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10:30 AM. Burial with Military Honors at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in tribute to Paul to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation at or 155 E. 55th St., #6H, New York, NY 10022.