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Official Obituary of

Paul Joseph Maney

April 19, 1936 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Paul Maney Obituary

Paul Joseph Maney of Lexington, formerly of Belmont, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on February 29, 2024 at the age of 87. 

Beloved husband of Joyce (Pendergast) Maney. Loving father of Lisa Ruggles and husband Peter of Danbury, CT, William Maney and partner Debra Murphy of Lynnfield, Lorraine Kermond and husband Justin of Somerville, and Laura Hill and husband Jeff of Belmont. Devoted grandfather to his nine grandchildren: Nolan, Neil, and Keith Ruggles; Ryan and Christian Maney; Julia and Georgie Kermond; Abigail and Noah Hill. 

Also survived by his brother-in-law, Ted Pendergast, nephews, Ted and Peter Pendergast, great niece and nephew, Corrie Matthiessen and Connor Bolcik, sister-in-law, Linda Maney, niece and nephew, Lisa Curtis and Wright Maney. Predeceased by his younger brother Laurance “Larry” Maney, daughter-in-law, Patricia Maney, sister-in-law, Patricia Pendergast, and niece, Betsy (Pendergast) Bolcik. 

Paul Maney, born on April 19, 1936, was the beloved son of the late William and Elizabeth (Cotter) Maney. Growing up on Brattle Street in Cambridge, he cherished his summers in Marshfield, where he created countless memories with his many cousins, filled with laughter and mischief. His educational journey began at Mount Trinity Academy for grades 1-8, but his pride shone brightest as a "Triple Eagle," graduating from Boston College High School in 1954, Boston College in 1958, and earning his MBA from Boston College Business School.

Paul forged a distinguished career in the construction industry, upholding his family's esteemed legacy as a fifth-generation general contractor. Renowned for his integrity, diligence, and expertise, he garnered widespread respect throughout his professional endeavors. He initially contributed to the family business, CJ Maney Company, before founding Storrow Company, which is now carried forward by his son, William Maney.

Among his most notable achievements was the transformation of the historic Mercantile Wharf Building into a vibrant mix of housing and retail in the 1970s. Additionally, he made history by acquiring the James J. Storrow School from the city of Boston, pioneering its conversion into condominiums. Construction and baseball were ingrained in the Maney family fabric, with Paul and his late brother Larry relishing their shared passion. In the 1940s, the "Three Little Steam Shovels" – Maney, Perini, and Rugo – even owned the Boston Braves. Their fondest baseball memory was the Braves' triumphant 1948 National League pennant victory.

Paul and the love of his life, Joyce, enjoyed 63 wonderful years of marriage. He was a dedicated family man who cherished every moment spent with his loved ones. Some of the family’s most treasured memories were created at their family home in Harwich Port including 4th of July celebrations, cookouts, golfing, swimming at the beach, gardening, and watching Red Sox games in the family room. Each year, he and his favorite brother-in-law, Ted Pendergast, had a tomato growing contest. He and Joyce created a welcoming home where family, friends, and pets were always welcome. Paul was a man of great faith and integrity, always putting his family needs above his own. 

Paul was the greatest and his family was the luckiest. 

Visiting hours will be held in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Road Belmont on Tuesday, March 5th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St Joseph Parish, 130 Common St Belmont on Wednesday March 6th at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. interment Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cooperative Elder Services, Inc., Attn: Erika Johnson, Executive Director, 2352 Main Street, Suite 108, Concord, MA 01742.

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March 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown & Hickey Funeral Home
36 Trapelo Rd.
Belmont, MA 02478

Funeral Mass
March 6, 2024

10:00 AM
St Joseph Church
130 Common St
Belmont, MA 02478

Interment following funeral service
March 6, 2024

Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton


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