Paul M. Giannelli
Of Reading, formerly of Stoneham, age 86, passed away on January 11, from complications due to COVID19. Born in Malden, on March 2, 1934, he was the son of Arthur “Doc” and Margaret Giannelli. Paul is survived by his beloved wife Sandra (Olsen). He leaves behind his children: Michael Giannelli and his wife Ellen (Cuzziere) of Stoneham, Paul Giannelli and his wife Lisa (Centoni) of Saugus, Carla Mottla and her husband Robert of Burlington, Danielle Sheehan and her husband Ryan of Stoneham and Cathy Thornton and her husband Bob of Virginia. Cherished grandfather to Michael Giannelli of Malden, Erica Kenny and her husband Steve of Woburn, Alexa DeVito of Stoneham. Loving brother of Maryann “Chicky” of Fitchburg, Barbara Massone and her husband Kenny of South Carolina, and the late Arthur Jr, and his wife Pauline (Silverio). Paul was predeceased by his beloved wife Dolores “Snooky” Donati in 2003. Also, survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Paul proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was in the Real Estate and Development business in Malden for the past 40 years and was the current owner of Giannelli Management & Development Corporation. One of Paul’s favorite hangouts was the Town Line Lounge in Malden, where he formed many longlasting friendships over the years. He was an avid lifelong New England Patriots fan and season ticket holder. Paul loved the fall and winter Sundays watching football games with the family and the Summer Sunday barbecues by the pool with his extended family and friends in Stoneham. He also loved his time at his home on Cape Cod with family and friends. Paul had a passion for music and was a very talented singer. He had made several recordings, and sang at family weddings with songs he wrote himself and called his granddaughters to sing to them on every birthday. He was known to friends for his impromptu musical performances at his favorite restaurants. Paul had a great affection for animals.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, January 22 at 11:00 am in Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Please omit flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Nevins Animal Shelter or New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to the CDC and the Massachusetts guidelines; social distancing and mask are required. Please see for any questions: www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-prevention-and-treatment.
Nevins Animal Shelter
400 Broadway, Methuen MA 01844
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
1 Patriot Place, Foxborough MA 02035