BURLINGTON, Mass. — Paul E. Vose, 73, of Derry, N.H., died Friday, May 25, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., after a brief battle with melanoma.

Mr. Vose was born in Bath, Maine, to the late Edward and Althea (Merrill) Vose. Educated in Brunswick, Maine, he was a varsity athlete and a graduate of the class of 1963 at Brunswick High School. Following high school, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. After his service, he studied electrical engineering at Linn Technical College in Linn, Mo.

Known for his strong work ethic, Paul retired from Verizon after 40 years. He became an active member of the Pioneers, a charitable organization of the phone company. and could fix anything. Paul also had a delightful sense of humor.

Paul was dedicated to his home, family and friends. When his children were young, weekends were spent working on house projects, keeping his vehicles in tiptop condition, coaching Little League, scouting with his sons and hosting gatherings with friends and neighbors. An avid athlete, he had many friends from the gym. After his children were grown, he enjoyed spending time with his wife at their lakeside home in Maine, as well as in traveling, especially with his children and their families.

Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by his brother, Fred Vose, and his niece, Laura Robbins.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Suzanne (Merrill) Vose, of Derry, N.H.; his three children: Julie and her husband, Dr. Maxwell Snead, of Bow, N.H.; Paul II and his wife. Kristy Vose. of Goffstown, N.H.; and Peter and his wife, Julie Vose, of East Derry, N.H.; his five grandchildren: Catherine and Abigail Snead and Nathan, Evan and Benjamin Vose; his sisters: Joan and her husband, Wallace Staples, of Dayton, Texas, and his twin sister, Paula Robbins, of Topsham, Maine, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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