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Paul A. Grenier

July 21, 1939 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 82)

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Paul Anthony Grenier, 82, husband of Ellen Dodge (Surpitski) Grenier, died  Monday  February 7, 2022  .  Born on  July 21, 1939  at Cable Memorial Hospital in Ipswich he was the son of the late Alberic and Antoinette (Gallant) Grenier. 

     With the exception of a 6 year stint in the United States Air Force that took him to many new places in the world, Paul spent his life in the community he dearly loved – Ipswich.  When invited to go adventuring and travel later in life, he would often say, “Why on earth would I want to go to (insert name of place)?  I already live in the best place in the world, Ipswich.”  Paul loved people.  He spent his life making connections – professionally in advertising and promotional sales, and then later in life, in his retirement years, at the Ipswich Country Club as a greeter.  Paul loved to go out to eat.  If you were fortunate enough to be his server, he would ask to know your “story” – where you were from, what you studied in school and if you were an Ipswich native, the greatest town in the world!  A 40+ year friend of Bill W., Paul possessed a generous heart and a deep commitment to helping others forge their path to recovery.

     Paul is survived by his devoted wife Ellen with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, his 2 children:  son Matthew and his wife Jen (Adamo) Grenier of Rowley and daughter  Meredith and her husband  Christopher Shaw of Boxford.  Paul was the beloved Papa to:  Isabelle Grenier, Nathaniel Grenier, Charlotte Shaw and Noah Shaw.  He is also survived by his brother  Phillip Grenier of Ipswich, Claire and George Mutti of Merrimac and Florida, brother-in-law  Charles and his wife Laurie Surpitski of Ipswich and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He will be missed by his loyal canine companion Elcee.   Paul was also predeceased by his sister  Mary and her husband Bill Martin formerly of CT, and Anne and her husband Tony Trimmer formerly of PA.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday  February 19th.  at  9:00 A.M.  at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church  54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich.  Burial will follow with military honors in the New Highland Cemetery  29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich.  Visiting hours will be Friday  February 18th.   from  5:00 to 8:00 P.M.  in the Morris Funeral Home  45 North Main Street, Ipswich.  Relatives and friend are respectfully invited.  For those attending the visiting hours in the funeral home a facial covering is required.  In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in Paul’s honor to:  Little Sisters of the Poor Provincial Residence  110-30 221st. Street  Queens Village, NY  11429.  To send a letter of condolence to Paul’s family please go to: .

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February 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morris Funeral Home
45 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Funeral Mass
February 19, 2022

9:00 AM
Our Lady of Hope Church
54 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

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