Paul A. Feinstein

April 11, 1942December 30, 2020

Paul A. Feinstein 78, formerly of Swampscott and Marblehead, entered into eternal rest on December 30, 2020 peacefully, in the home of his daughter Rebecca, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Brookline, Paul was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a member of the National Guard, remaining on reserve for 2 years. He attended the University of Miami until transferring to Emerson College in Boston, where he graduated with a degree in Communications. In 1966 he joined the family business and began his career in broadcast radio alongside his late father Theodore. In the late 70’s Paul took ownership of Puritan Broadcasting bringing the FM station to number one in Boston before selling to the Boston Phoenix franchise. After retiring from the radio industry, Paul worked as a sales representative for Prime Motor Group. He was an avid lover of golf, filling all his free time playing eighteen holes with his friends at Kernwood Country Club.

Paul was a loving husband to his wife Annette for 51 years and cherished most, taking care of her while she battled cancer in the final years of her life. Paul was the son of the late Theodore and Faye Feinstein and is survived by his younger sister Lynda Bryson, husband Bobby and niece Emaly and husband Steven. He was the devoted father to his two daughters Rebecca Sontz and husband Bradley and Heidi Feinstein Wasserman and her husband Keith, and was the very proud Papa to his four grandchildren, Sarah, Carly, Jack, and Lila.

Due to regulation imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic Paul’s services are private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Paul’s memory to the American Cancer Society via


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Florence Wigetman

January 22, 2021

I was shocked and so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Dad. I remember the day your mom was born, our families were close then . (Aunt Dora). Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers. Stay safe and well,

T.J. Winick

January 13, 2021

Becca & Heidi: My most sincere condolences at this time of your dad's passing. I will always remember him with a smile on his face-- and a flower on his lapel (at high holiday services). May his memory be a blessing. Warmly, T.J. & family

Christina Hanlon

January 12, 2021

I work at a healthcare company and assisted Paul with some medical needs this past year. From there, a friendship blossomed... and I am eternally grateful for that, as I will forever miss his witty humor and wise words. It’s been an absolute pleasure talking and FaceTiming Paul throughout this pandemic, and I wish his family nothing but the best. Heaven gained an angel, and it looks like our sushi date will have to wait until I join Paul on the other side. May he Rest In Peace. Lots of love, Christina.

Michael Kaminsky

January 4, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, Rebecca...and family. I do remember him well, and as Michael Green referenced, will never forget those backyard pool parties- complete with an in-house DJ!

It makes me sad we've come to that point in our lives where we lose our parents, but I hope you are comforted by warm memories of happy times.

Wishing you peace and comfort during your moments of mourning.

Barby Comins

January 3, 2021

Just heard this sad news & wanted to express my condolences to the family.

Michael Green

January 1, 2021

I will always remember Paul, his WLYN radio station, and his love of the latest electronics. He had the first VCR (video cassette recorder) I had ever seen – actually, it was even earlier than the VCR, it was a Sony Betamax. He had a CB radio, a telephone in his car!, a computer! way back when. He took such good care of the pool at 8 Bartlett Street – so we could swim, do cannonballs off the diving board, and slide down the slide. I remember kick ball games on summer nights. He was like a big kid sometimes, right there with us. I’ll miss you Paul.

Lynda Bryson

January 1, 2021

I have so many memories, but I remember most a kind hearted, loving, happy boy who grew into a kind-hearted , loving , happy man. He loved his family and enjoyed his life. To my big brother, I will miss you.