Published in the February 5, 2016 edition

David-Paul-obit-webPEABODY — David Hume Paul, age 93, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home at Brooksby Village on Monday, Jan. 25. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor, boss, golfer, carpenter and veteran, with a tremendous sense of personal honor.

David was born on Sept. 14, 1922 in Melrose. He was the only son of the late Howard and Lois (Hume) Paul. David is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith “Dee Dee” (Studer) Paul and their three children; MacGregor “Mac” Paul of Durham, N.C.; Laurie Brustlin of Campton, N.H. and Barbara Bellotti and her husband, Peter Bellotti, of Winchester. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Scott Paul; Kelly and David Brustlin; and Peter, Bobby and Jeffrey Bellotti. He is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Adalyn

David was a proud graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1945, and was a 33-year company man with Norton Company, based in Worcester. During his long career, he worked in sales and marketing for the industrial manufacturing firm in many locations across the country. He was respected and revered by all who worked with him. In addition to his family and his career, Dave’s greatest passion was golf. He epitomized what makes golf the unique game it is: Discipline, focus, grace and most important, honesty and integrity.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather for a Memorial Service to celebrate his life and the 70 plus years that Dave and Dee Dee shared together at the Brooksby Village Chapel, 100 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. Military honors by the U.S. Navy will be presented in recognition of his patriotism and service during World War II and Korea. For directions or online tribute, visit