Paul D. Berger

January 11, 1943March 28, 2021

Paul D. Berger, age 78, of Framingham, MA, passed away on March 28 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was the ever-dedicated and beloved husband to Susan (Moore) Berger for over 52 years. Devoted father of Seth and wife Wendy Berger. Loving grandfather of Abby and Jared. Dedicated uncle of Adam and wife Diane Isaacson, the late Scott Isaacson and great uncle of Sam and Gina Isaacson. Treasured son of the late Sam and Eunice(Goldberg) Berger. Faithful brother to the late Jane B. Isaacson. Friend and mentor to many.

Paul was an enthusiastic academic, graduating with his PhD from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and then working as a professor of quantitative methods and marketing for over 50 years. He taught at Boston University’s School of Management from 1969 until 2006 and then at Bentley University until the end of 2019. He taught thousands of students and authored an abundant number of research papers and texts over his career with a zest for the subjects for which he dedicated his professional life. He also consulted with numerous companies over his career, training and applying statistical methods to various business applications.

Beyond time with family and his professional career, Paul was a Life Master bridge player, an avid reader, a loyal Boston sports fan, a movie and TV lover, and never shied away from a good meal.

Expressions of sympathy in Paul’s memory may be made to the Cancer Research Institute at


  • Funeral Services and Burial are Private


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Thomas Whalen

April 4, 2021

This news saddens me as Professor Berger taught me Statistics at BU Graduate School of Management. He was a wonderful teacher who cared about his students, both on an academic and a personal level. Rest In Peace and glad you got to see the Red Sox finally win not just 1 but 3 World Series!

Mark Alpert

March 31, 2021

Dear Susan, Seth, and family,
Judy and I were very sad to hear about Paul's passing. Paul and I were friends since our Freshman years at M.I.T., spent so many good times together there and then, and during the many happy times we spent in the years afterwards. We even served together on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Marketing, which would have certainly surprised my M.I.T. instructors (but probably not his). Paul was "one of a kind," and will be missed by his many grateful students, and his friends. He always spoke of you with love and pride, and I hope that in time the memories you shared will be a comfort.

Michael Verdun

March 31, 2021

Susan - Donna and I were saddened to learn of Paul’s passing
this week. We hope that your many wonderful memories of
Paul will sustain you at this difficult time. You and your family
are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna and Michael Verdun