Paul Elliot Burt

July 7, 1955November 5, 2018

Paul E. Burt, age 63, of Melbourne, FL passed away on Monday, November 5th, 2018. He was born and raised in Westfield, Massachusetts and a graduate of Westfield High School in 1973.

He received a B. S. from Westfield State College and a M.S. from Western New England College. Paul recently retired from a successful 20 year career at The Gillette Company as an Engineering Project Manager in Boston, MA. Since retiring, he took great pleasure in spending time with his wife and family, especially his four grandchildren. He enjoyed relaxing outdoors, biking, and listening to his favorite music. Paul was known for taking on challenging home projects and took great pride in passing down his knowledge to his children.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Edward Burt, mother F. Theresa (Maynard) Burt, and sister in-law Laurie Burt. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Karen (Wrobel) Burt of Melbourne, FL, formally of Massachusetts, a son Jonathan P. Burt and daughter-in-law Crystal Burt of Sturbridge, MA, a son Jeremy D. Burt and daughter in-law Susan Burt of Dalton, MA, a daughter, Lindsay M. Burt, of Houston, TX, and a son, Jeffrey R. Burt, of Melbourne, FL. He had four grandchildren, Alexis Burt, and Ryleigh, Eli, and Reese Burt. He leaves behind a sister, Susan (Burt) Oleksak (Stephen) of Westfield, MA, and brothers E. James Burt (Deborah) of Las Vegas NV, Michael Burt (Sherri) of Carbondale, CO, and Daniel Burt of Woodstock, CT as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be on Saturday, November 17th at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA. Immediately following the mass, there will be a reception at Tekoa Country Club 459 Russell Road, Westfield, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter 101A 1st Ave, Waltham, MA 02451


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Mark Schmissrauter

November 27, 2018

Dear Burt Family,

I am in Germany and now have just heard about Paul's passing. I had the pleasure and blessing to work with Paul on various P&G Gillette projects over the years. I can honestly say Paul was one of my most respected customers and became a real friend.

I just called Paul's mobile last week leaving a message that I needed his new home address in Melbourne for our Christmas mailing. Needless to say I am devastated with this sad news. I will keep each one of you, his family, in my prayers.

May God Bless the Burt family.

Mark Schmissrauter
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Cheryl Pierce

November 20, 2018

I worked at Gillette and provided HR support for the Engineering dept. My office was located in Engineering so I had an opportunity to get to know Paul. He was a dedicated, hard-working employee and family man. He would often stop by my office just to say hello, (even when he didn't have an HR question) which meant a lot. His two older sons were going into college around the same time my daughter was, so we would share stories. He seemed amused when I told him that initially, I thought he looked intimidating, which couldn't be further from the truth. I was saddened to hear that his well-deserved retirement, and time spent with his family, was short-lived. His character, integrity and work ethic will live on through his children and grandchildren. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Cheryl Pierce

Laurie and Lee Stoeckert

November 16, 2018

Paul recently purchased a new lawn mower. It is funny how guys get about their lawn mowers and grills. Along with the mower came a new weed wacker. Paul was always there to lend a hand to anyone. One grass mowing day, the 'cap' came off of my husbands weed wacker and it was gone. Paul quickly ran in and got his weed wacker and finished the job! In the same mow, the wheel came off of our lawn mower, Paul was quick to say "I'll be back with my mower" fortunately the repair didn't take long. Paul was known to climb trees, hold ladders and wack weeds in a moments notice.

Paul your heart was pure, genuine and priceless. You left your beautiful mark on all of us. Rest in peace good man, rest in peace. We love you and we will meet again.

Joe Budd

November 15, 2018

Dear Karen and Family,

It seems only yesterday when we moved from NJ to MA and we met you as are neighbors. Over the next 8 years, we watched our kids grow, spent New Year's Eve's together and even got invited to your family events. You became our family while we were away from ours. Paul and I enjoyed weekend bike rides, and discussing electronics, audio and music. He was a great friend and will be sorely missed.

With our sincere condolences and prayers.

The Budd Family

Michael Busiere

November 14, 2018

To Karen and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of my old friend Paul. My early memories are full of days of going to school and being together after school. We were in cub scouts, ( with Teresa Burt being our Den Mother), and on the YMCA swim team as well as in the school band together among many many other activities. I ate meals with the Burt family and went to the beach with them as well. In short he was a guy I knew very well. As life moved on we grew apart but the friendship never really goes away. I will always have great memories of him . I wish you all the best in this the most difficult of times.

Mark Auger

November 13, 2018

Dear Karen and Family,

I had the pleasure of working with Paul for many years. We had many good times and Paul was always a special person.

My deepest condolences,


Elizabeth Henry Alici

November 10, 2018

I just saw the news of Paul's death through the Gillette Facebook page and it truly took me by surprise. I started working at Gillette in 2001 in University Relations where I hired new graduates, I worked with Paul to recruit the new engineers. Needless to say, I was intimidated at first, but immediately, I recognized how kind and helpful he was. He taught me what was important and how engineering worked. Being non-technical, this was important... but being new to the workforce as a grad myself, Paul mentored me, that was and is unforgettable. He coached, he helped and he taught me so much. Almost 20 years later, I find myself working with engineers in Sweden, and just the other day, I was telling the teams here about Paul. His memory lives on, even in Sweden, and I am grateful for the chance to work with him. Sending my biggest condolences to his family.

Bob McCall

November 9, 2018

Karen and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Paul, my deepest sympathies to you all. I had the pleasure to work with Paul for 10 years at Gillette. He was instrumental in delivering a number of major products for Gillette. He was a leader and mentor to so many people that had the pleasure of working with him. He will be missed. I wish you all the best. Bob.

Kris Jenness

November 9, 2018

Karen and family. Always will remember Paul talking to me at my counter. I’m so sorry for you and family
It may get better in time you haves wonderful family beside you😢💔
Kris jenness