Paul F. Coveney

Paul F. Coveney

July 27th, 1933 November 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Paul F. Coveney

COVENEY, Paul F., of Watertown, formerly of Cambridge. Passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home in Watertown on November 5, 2019. Beloved husband of 58 years to Dorothy Coveney (Grimes) of Watertown. Loving father of Chip Coveney and his wife Kimberly of Hopkinton, and Denise Coveney Prior of Watertown. Proud ‘Papa’ of Brittany, Christopher, and Spencer Coveney, and Noah & Luke Prior. Dear brother of the late William J. and Robert L. Coveney. Late Korean Conflict Marine Corps Veteran.

Paul was a 1951 graduate of Matignon High School and excelled in Baseball, Hockey and Basketball eventually being inducted into the Matignon High School Hall of Fame. He loved to share with his Grandchildren his “claim to fame” of having been the only one he knew to have played at Fenway Park, Braves Field, The Boston Garden and The Boston Arena.

Paul moved on to “The Cross” and spent four wonderful years on Mount Saint James as an active member of The Holy Cross class of 1955. He earned Varsity Letters while at Holy Cross in both baseball and hockey. Paul went on to chair the class of 1955 for over 20 years after graduation. He was active in The Holy Cross Club of Boston and became a lifelong member of the Holy Cross President’s Council. Paul’s involvement with the college culminated in 1992 when he was awarded the prestigious In Hoc Signo Award. Winners of this award have distinguished themselves by their dedicated, outstanding and lengthy service to Holy Cross. Friend of Bill W’s.

Visiting Hours will be held from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave, NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Friday from 4-7PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Rd., Waltham on Saturday at 11am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to go directly to the Church. Services will conclude with burial and Military Honors in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135. For complete obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church
    880 Trapelo Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    Relatives and Friends are kindly asked to go directly to the Church for Mass.
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 |
    Cambridge Cemetery
    76 Coolidge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Saturday, November 9th, 2019

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Bob Gerardi

Dear Dorothy and family. Mary and I loved being a part of Cove's life, and yours as well. His great sense of humor was enjoyed by all who knew him. We especially remember him and you during our wonderful trip to Italy and also the many years attending the annual President's Council..weekends, and the many visits on our boats.
Please accept our most sincere sympathy with our prayers for the repose of Paul's soul
Mary & Bob Gerardi '55
Comment | Posted at 03:34pm via Condolence

Sharon Kutz

We are so sorry. 💕
May all the wonderful memories sustain you all during this difficult time. 💕
Sharon & Dave Kutz
Comment | Posted at 11:20am via Condolence

Richard Fitzmaurice

It is difficult to imagine a world without Paul. He was a bigger than life kind of character who’s sense of humor was boundless.
Interestingly though Paul enjoyed hearing funny stories from others as well and liked jibing and being jibed equally well.
You will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace.
Comment | Posted at 08:38am via Condolence

John Quinn

Tons of memories of Paul in North Cambridge and his dear and lasting friendship with my brother Jim Quinn (Matig. "52" HC "56"). Paul and his warm sense of humor will be missed. Best to the entire Coveney family.
John Quinn
John Quinn
Comment | Posted at 03:50pm via Condolence

Adele Swain

Thinking of you Chip and your family. Looks like the "mortgage man" left quite a legacy.
Comment | Posted at 12:42pm via Condolence

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