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  • Passed away on November 05, 2022

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Paul E. Ross, 81, of The Villages, FL passed away 11/5/2022, as per his wishes, at home with his wife Barbara by his side.

Paul was born in Norwood, Ma to Paul R. and Edith (Carr) Ross.

He was a graduate of Norwood Highschool, Boston College and received his MBA from Suffolk University.

After college, he worked for New York Central Railroad in their Boston, MA office.  In the early 70’s, Paul moved to Newport, RI and ventured into the Ophthalmic Eyewear business, in which he represented manufacturers of ophthalmic equipment, lenses and eyewear.

Paul married Barbara Chase in 1996 and moved to Portsmouth, RI, eventually retiring and became active in the local town politics and playing many rounds of golf at the Green Valley Country Club.

Seven years ago when Barbara retired, they moved to The Villages where he lived his dream playing golf three times a week with his many awesome friends.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, brother Norman and sisters Dorothy Smith, Barbara Levya and Betty Sparrow.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are his two stepchildren Sheryl Estey and husband Keith of Dighton, MA and Gary Goglia and wife Carrie and grandchildren Calib and Kylie, along with three great grandchildren of Tequesta, FL.  Paul also had a loving relationship with his many nieces and nephews.

He was loved by many and will certainly be missed.  Per Paul’s wishes, there will be no service.


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  1. Bobby Greene says:
    11 Nov 2022
    Paul Ross, my dear friend of fifty-five years! You are in His hands now. See you again on the other side.
    Bobby

  2. Maureen Ross Hickey says:
    08 Nov 2022
    Barbara, We are so sorry for your loss. We loved when Bre was at Salve that we got to spend time with both of you. It was my chance to get to really know both of you. Paul was always such a loving Uncle. We were so happy when he married you. Your wedding was so beautiful. We miss you both and know Uncle Paul is at peace. Thank you so much for loving and caring for him. We are here for you. Love you always, Maureen, Bill, Bre and Mae

  3. Karen Murphy says:
    08 Nov 2022
    In memory of Uncle Paul
    All the lunch get together sweet had two or three times a year. Meeting half way or at Disney Springs. Fun times!
    Giving us the big tour of The Villages. Great place to meet lots of friends and of course golfing.
    Always interested in what the kids were up to.
    Barbara we hope your wonderful memories bring you comfort.
    Will miss you Paul!

    In sympathy and love
    John & Karen
    Alyssa Alex & Ryan

  4. Kim Levya says:
    08 Nov 2022
    So sorry to hear about my Favorite Newport Uncle!!
    Auntie Barb, Paul was so lucky to have met and married you, but most of all to have you by his side day in and day out.
    Paul, you were always there for me, egging me to come down to Newport for the weekend and/or Jazz Festivals.
    I am sure we will meet again at Yesterdays for brunch and Christies for outdoor cocktails beyond the Pearly Gates!!
    You will be greatly missed and loved by all!!!
    Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
    We Love You Paul!!
    Kim & Joanne, Danielle & Ashley

  5. Donna Podolsky says:
    08 Nov 2022
    Paul was truly one of a kind. His sense of humor,
    Love of life, willingness to take the road less traveled, and bravery in the face of adversity were some of his greatest qualities. I feel fortunate to have know this incredible man for over 50 years.
    Knowing Paul, he’s probably playing golf or arranging a party with all his dearly departed friends.
    He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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