Paul W. Petroski of Braintree, formerly of Roslindale, passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2019. He was 34 years old.
Paul was born and raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of Brookline High School. He then went on to earn his associates degree in computer science from Mass Bay Community College, where he was elected president of his graduating class. He worked for 14 years for the Massachusetts State Lottery and served as the Assistant Drawing Supervisor for 8 years.
Known by friends and family as the kindest, most genuine person, Paul was always giving his time, advice, assistance, or rides to anyone who needed it, including strangers. He gave to charities, such as the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the aim of raising funds to help find cures for children with cancer, and the House of Possibilities (HOPe) whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and families living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope, a cause very near and dear to Paul and his family.
In his spare time, Paul enjoyed listening to all different kinds of music, and seeking out new kinds to enjoy. He enjoyed drawing with charcoals, working on and restoring muscle cars, and taking spontaneous road trips and “staycations” with the love of his life, his wife Stacey. He could often be seen behind the wheel of “Black Plague,” his 2013 Dodge Charger, or riding with Stacey in their 1956 Chevy Bel Air.
Paul was the dear and devoted husband of Stacey (Campbell); loving son of Evelyn (Reid) and Paul F. Petroski of Roslindale; dear brother of Julie A. Mazza and her husband Michael of Gardner, and Evelyn Marie Petroski of Roslindale; loving uncle of Ryan Mazza. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Paul’s Funeral will be from the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. His Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John Chrysostom Church. Visiting hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Paul's memory to the House of Possibilities (HOPe) 350 Washington St. North Easton, MA 02356 or to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, 1333 South Mayflower Ave. Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016.
Paul will be laid to rest at Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.
House of Possibilities (HOPe)
350 Washington St, North Easton MA 02356
St. Baldrick's Foundation
1333 South Mayflower Ave. Suite 400, Monrovia CA 91016