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“We just learned of Paul's Passing. So very sorry to see this news. It's been a few months but my father Everett Bergmann and Paul were old buddies!...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Anna Bergmann - Chantilly, VA

“I am sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He had a huge influence on me when I was just starting out. We worked together in Cambridge from 1983-86, and...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: MIke McOsker - Las Vegas, NV

“Paul was a cousin by marriage; Paul, his Dad Jim, and his brother Jimmy Jr. were my mentors while I was in law school in Boston in the mid 1960's;...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Fred Frawley - Plano, TX - Family

“I had just joined a small law firm on Congress St. in Boston in Aug. of 1987 after several years as an ADA in Middlesex County. Paul rented the...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Martin Fisch - Andover, MA

“Paul F. Markham Esq. is and will always be a guy who I will always think of as Woggins, and my Dutch Uncle. His generosity was exceeded only by his...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Timothy Hickey - South Easton, MA

“Joe and Paul are joyfully together again. My deepest condolences to Claire and the family. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Betty Gargan - Bluemont, VA

“Paul was my "big brother" from the time I was about 5 and he started dsting my dear sister. It took a while to figure out what a Brother In Law was...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Kathleen Burke - Woodland Park, CO

“Paul was my mentor when I began to practice law in 1974. He had a great presence in the courtroom and tortured many prosecutors. His wit and...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Butters - boston, MA - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Charles Tretter - Dedham, MA

“From Isaiah 40:31:"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their Strength, They will Soar on Wings like Eagles; They will run and not grow Weary,...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: PAUL BUCKLEY - MARSHFIELD, MA

“My sincere sympathy to the Markham family at the passing of Paul. I have memories of Paul, who I served with at Coast Guard Air Base in Salem, Mass....Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Edward R. MacCormack - Weymouth, MA

“As a child, I can remember my mom talking about going to watch my Uncle Paul from time to time in court. As a child I never understood the gravity of...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Olivia Hecht - Family

“So very sorry to hear of Mr. Markham's passing. He led an extraordinary life and has an amazing family. I will always cherish the time I visited with...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Voorhees-Elliott - Sidney, OH

“Paul was a valued friend and occasional co-counsel over several years during my law practice, providing his insights and defensive strategies in...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Ted Craft - Melrose, MA - Friend

“A great and fascinating man and a warm and loving Uncle. He was a man who talked to you with all his energy, and it was always a joy to watch him...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Hecht Jr - Reading, MA

“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 »
16 of 16 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Paul F. Markham passed away at Brooksby Village in Peabody on July 13, 2019, he was 89 years of age. Paul F Markham was blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife Claire, whom he met on the beach in Gloucester nearly 70 years ago, his children Ellen, Jane, Susan, Paul, John and Mary, his grandchildren Mira and Julia, May and Sean, Paul and Lauren, Jimmy and Owen, Nina and Jude. A longtime Melrose resident, Paul moved to Brooksby Village in Peabody three years ago with Claire, a perfect way to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Paul attended Georgetown Preparatory School, Villanova University, and Boston University School of Law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1958. Paul was appointed Assistant United States Attorney by Senator Robert Kennedy in 1964 and in 1966 became the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He remained the U.S. Attorney until 1969 when he resigned to work in private practice . He completed many a crossword puzzle on his daily commute on the Orange Line from Oak Grove to his State Street office until he retired from practicing law in 2004.

Paul was well liked by all. He would always be willing to help someone whether family, friends, friends of friends, relatives, and neighbors; it did not matter he would always find time to help. Paul will be greatly missed by his loving wife, six children, ten grandchildren as well as his countless friends and extended family.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Thursday morning July 18th at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at ... READ MORE →