Paul Langan

February 22, 1936August 13, 2018
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MARBLEHEAD – Paul Eugene Langan, age 82, of Marblehead, formerly of Swampscott, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13th surrounded by his loving family at Beverly Hospital. Paul was the beloved husband of Linda Ann (Valpey) Langan, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Paul was born and educated in Swampscott, the son of the late Eugene F. and Mildred A. (Chaisson) Langan. He was the devoted father of Paula Burns and her husband, John of Swampscott, Elizabeth Wilson and her husband, Mark of Sudbury, Eric Langan and his wife, Lis of Swampscott and Eugene Langan and his wife, Kathleen of Hollis, NH; the cherished grandfather of Michael Burns and his wife, Melissa, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and her husband, Tim, Paul and Daniel Burns, Jennifer DeMello and her husband, Sean Callis, Isabel DeMello, Steven Wilson and his wife, Abby, Andrew Wilson and his wife, Lauren, and Michael Wilson, Amanda, Erin, Rikki, Eric, and Ryan Langan, John and Hannah Langan; the adoring great-grandfather of Cailyn, Payton, Cora, Kagan, Tyler, Jackson, Harrison, Leo, Sam, Thea, Henry, and Tyler; the dear brother of Patricia Duffy and her husband, Arthur of Barnstead, NH, Judith Martin of Marblehead, John Langan of Maine, and Jean Krajeski of Salem and her late husband Raymond Krajeski; the brother-in-law of Constance Deschenes of Marblehead and her late husband, Charles Edward Deschenes; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. Paul attended St. John the Baptist High School in Swampscott and graduated from Swampscott High School with the Class of 1953. He went on to Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University and received his degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked for Sylvania, mostly in Salem and Danvers in Plant Engineering for over 30 years prior to his retirement. Paul coached in the Marblehead Youth Hockey League for many years. He loved attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events and watching New England Sports teams and everything outdoors, especially camping, boating and fishing off of Marblehead; and tending to his vegetable and flower gardens. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time and traveling with his entire family, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead. A Celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Saturday, August 25th at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association - MA/NH Office, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452 or via


  • Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Karl Lemieux

August 24, 2018

Thanks Paul for being a fantastic neighbor and friend. You sure had a lot of great memories and inspiring things to talk about over the fence. We will surely miss but remember you always..
The Lemieux family.

Beth Wilson

August 20, 2018

Best Dad Ever and Forever!!
You will always be
With me in my heart ❤️
Love you Dad

Bizzy Fitzgerald

August 15, 2018

My handsome Papa....thank you for always being my guiding light. You always knew just what to say and if there were no words knowing when A hug would solve the world problems. I am so thankful you got to share in my children’s lives and you have left a lasting impression with each and everyone of them. Words cannot express how much I love you and how much you will be missed. I will hold our memories close and keep you in my heart forever. Rest easy.....all the love in the world.

bruce lord

August 15, 2018

Lots of fond memories growing up with Paul . We were very close .and did everything together, lots of fun things that boys do ! R.I.P Paul

Paul DeMello

August 15, 2018

A fun Memory

Too many years ago at a family Christmas Eve Party... Paul bestowed upon me the privilege of donning the Langan Santa Claus suit and performing all manner of Christmas eve rituals before an eager crowd of kids and kids at heart. At the time I was a tall, too skinny, guy offering every manner of excuse, the suit wont fit, I'm too brown .All obstacles were remedied or swept away; I nervously accepted.

Being newly indoctrinated to Langan family traditions surrounding Christmas and this being my first Christmas spent with the Langan clan, I had no clue what to do or what to expect. I received sagely advice and a shot, or three of liquid courage from Paul and was sent into the heat of Christmas Eve battle. It was awesome and fun and Paul and the entire Langan family made me feel so welcome.

As years went by Paul always made me and my family feel like an integral part of a much bigger family, A solid man fun to be around, I know he has left a treasure trove of great memories that I pray will help his Family and friends celebrate his life.

Our condolences to the Family
Paul, Sandy, Samantha and Elaina DeMello

Kathy Martin Dearing

August 15, 2018

I have wonderful childhood memories of Uncle Paul, as well as the Langan family. My mom Judy, always reminisced about his love of hockey. She said that he was not the biggest player but like our son Danny, the toughest! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Langan family at this time
Sincerely, Kathy Martin Dearing, Dan, Danny, and LilyDearing

Kären Deschenes Fullerton

August 15, 2018

Uncle Paul,
Are the Bruins on a black and white tv with rabbit ears in heaven? I love you!

Luie DeMello

August 15, 2018

Our thoughts are with Paul and his family. There is a void here that will not be easily filled.

Kathy Langan

August 14, 2018

Rest in Peace Dear Papa! You were such a big spirit and will be sorely missed! Love you