Paul Bernard Kentel

Born: Fri., Dec. 1, 1967
Died: Mon., Jul. 10, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 14, 2017
Location: Morris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 15, 2017
Location: St Anne Church

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 Paul Bernard 'Bernie' Kentel, 49, of Southborough died on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital after being stricken ill at home.

Born in Marlborough,  he was the son of Peter S. and June A. (Paskavitz) Kentel of Southborough.

Paul was a 1986 graduate of  Assabet Valley Technical  School in Marlborough.  He was a self-employed contractor working in the Metro West area.  Paul was an active member of the Fayville Athletic Association and an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed golfing, bird watching, semi annual trips to 'Camp Take It Easy', camping, listening to Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Seven' each night and most all outdoor activities.   Paul  was a good hearted guy who was always willing to assist anyone who needed his help. Paul’s humor and frankness will be missed by all who knew him. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Susan Simmons and her husband, Robert of Wolfeboro, NH; Richard and his wife, Teresa of Hudson; Linda Flagg of Maine; Sheryl Jolly and her husband ,Robert of Worcester; Peter S. Kentel, Jr. of Auburn; his beloved dog, Sam, his turtle, Gamera, aka Mr. Turtle ;  many nieces and nephews and several cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 14, from 4 to 7 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 15th,  at 10 AM at St Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough.  Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Paul’s memory to American Heart Association,  P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220

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Katie and Moon MacArthur
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
RIP Paulie! So so sad…….Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kentel Family.

Robin Grillo Whitman
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
June and Peter -- I'm so very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
Robin Grillo Whitman

Sharon Villavecer
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
To my uncle Peter, auntie June, cousins Susan, Richard, Linda, Sheryl, Peter Jr. and their families, We send our love to you and prayers as we ask our Heavenly Father to care for Pauly and keep him close until we will be reunited with him in Heaven. We are so sorry and are thinking and praying for all of you. Love, Cousins Sharon, Virgil, Michael, Daniel (Brosnahan) Villavecer. Brea, CA

Doreen Patulak
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
I know how it feels to lose a brother, the pain never dies and love never fades. I always considered Paul as a brother cause he was always at my parent's house. Paul had a great deal of friends and was always happy. Fly with the Angels my dear friend. Love you always and forever.

Jeff Hackett
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of need

Mike Berkland
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
I've known Paul around 20 years now. As I read the obit it mentions frankness and willingness to help. I can testify to both. On Sunday I was arguing the merits of Fish Taco's with my friend along with upcoming plans for the summer. It was always a conversation or argument, never boring. I need some help getting rid of old furniture it was a phone call. Making a call to have him join on a fire pit night, receiving the out of the blue call from Paulie to hit the road for a concert, fishing, camping was always welcome. Over the years I've enjoyed great times with Paulie and all of the lives he was a part of. Camping all over the place with the Campbell's and Heights. Connecting with his brother Peter at Al's tree farm for the weekend campouts. I'm going to miss the let's hit the road calls, conversations and arguments. I'm going to miss my friend.

Michelle Briggs (Masterman)
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
I am very sorry to hear about your passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with the Kentel family. Well what can I say, it has been many years since I have seen you. But no matter the years no one could ever forget your laugh and how it resonates in the minds of many. I know you will be truly missed. May you rest in peace, give all you got up there, I know you will!
Love Shelly

Mary Silvestri
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017


Prayers and Love ~ from Jim, Mary, Julia, Mikey and Shayna

Ron and Carolyn Paskavitz
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
We are so sorry to learn of your tragic loss. Losing a beloved child is probably the worst sort of pain.Unfortunately we cannot go to the wake or funeral due to health reasons but we are praying for all of you and those who also loved him.
Ron and Carolyn and family

Ilene Titus
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
So sorry to hear about Paul's passing.

Robert Mills
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
Pauly will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him! He was a great friend and made people laugh all the time.I have several good memories with him,like Allman Brothers concert,Tripoli Rd camping trips and so many more! R.I.P. Little Buddy! Our Prayers go out to the Kentel Family.

Charlie and Mary Kerbel
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
June, Peter and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Paul passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ilene Titus
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
So sorry to hear about Paul.

Christina (Mystery )
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
R.I.P Fugi bougie baby 😢 My heart hurts for you my friend. I will miss our laughs and talks. May you Rest In Peace until we meet again. My condolences to your family😔

Ed Kerrigan
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
Paulie and I met through the FAA and became fast friends. I appreciated his candor, his love of classic rock, especially Led Zeppelin, and his affection for all creatures large and small. Once you got past the tough guy exterior, you uncovered a real sweetheart.

When I got my new car he was the first person I wanted to sit in the passenger seat while I cranked a CD so he could hear the killer stereo.

We played golf regularly at Stony Brook and had a lot of laughs there. Paulie taught me how to enjoy playing golf badly. It is supposed to be fun and not another thing to get stressed about.

I'll miss his carefree attitude and straightforward world view. I'll miss him calling me fast Eddie, the nickname he gave me because I drive like a NYC cab driver, and telling me to watch out for rattlesnakes. I'll miss him quoting movie lines both famous and obscure. I'll miss our discussions about the best bands of all time.

I'll miss his kindness and friendship.

Stephanie Flot) Doyle
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
My most sincere condolences to the Kentel Family. May memories of Paul bring you comfort. When I was a little girl, I recall Paul as a curly mopped toddler with a sense of adventure. He was the youngest amongst the ample broods residing on the street where we were neighbors. Time passes quickly. We had numerous humorous discussions regarding the role reversal which we had in common. He was always cheerful and friendly unless mowing the lawn on a day where he had other plans in mind. He was content with simple pleasures and expressed pride and love for his family.

Alvina Bove Gustafson
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
I was so very sorry to hear of Paulie's passing. I remember him as a little boy. My thoughts and prayers to his entire family.