Paul A.  Voellings

Obituary for Paul A. Voellings

April 3, 2021
Auburn, Massachusetts

In Loving Memory

Obituary

Paul A. Voellings, 86, of 1102 Forest Park Drive passed away April 3rd at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Inge (Rupp) Voellings who died in 2003.

He leaves two sons, Conrad C. Voellings and his wife Lisa of Grafton, Eric E. Voellings and his wife Nicolle of Northbridge; a daughter Melanie M. Bellino and her husband Joseph Bellino of Charlton; his grandchildren Amanda, Rachel, Liam, Zachary, Christopher, and Alexander; and several nieces and nephews.
Paul was predeceased by six brothers: John, William, Herman, Ernest, Ralph, and Conrad Voellings; two sisters, Eleanor Perry and Dorothy Morang.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of John C.F. and Hilda T. (Nelson) Voellings. Paul was a 50+ year member of Local 33 the Union of Sheetmetal, Roofers, & Allied Workers, AFL-CIO and served as a union steward and foreman at B.H. Cutler Co. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. During the war, he was a cryptographer Morse code operator for the 1st Shoran Beacon Squadron in Kyongnang atop 13-mile mountain in Korea.

He was a member of the Leicester Rod & Gun club and enjoyed many afternoons target and skeet shooting with his brothers and son, Conrad. Paul and his brothers were extremely competitive whether it was ten-pin bowling, horseshoes at Ralph's or John's court, target shooting, intense ping-pong in the Fox Street basement, cribbage, or billiards. While verboten today, we spent many days and nights in the smoke-filled, rolling thunder bowling alley of Auburn Ten-Pin. Paul and his brothers were prominent members of the U.S. Steel bowling league winning league championships in 1971, 1972, and 1973. Paul was especially passionate about the Autumn wind. The opening kickoff of the Green Bay Packers season was a high holiday for Paul. His passion culminated in a pilgrimage to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI with his two sons to see the Packers play the Chicago Bears. Tailgating at Lambeau Field was a joy he never forgot until dementia began its stranglehold. Paul was also an avid water-color painter. His home was adorned with several of his paintings. His daughter Melanie encouraged his continued painting during the last few difficult years. He enjoyed golfing with his grandsons Christopher and Alexander and their father, Joseph. In his final years, he could often be found walking the hills of Pakachoag golf course with his son, Eric. And he was never opposed to a quick visit to Foxwoods or Twin River casinos with daughter-in-law, Lisa. Paul also enjoyed summer cookouts at Melanie's house and given his competitive streak he embraced the game of Cornhole with his grandchildren. However, in the last few years his favorite moments were spent with his youngest grandchildren, Liam, and Zachary. Once a week the boys visited with their Opa and he relished their attention, energy, and love.

The family would like to recognize Care Central VNA & Hospice in Auburn. Nancy, Michelle, Jackie, Tara and especially, Betty, were instrumental in keeping Paul comfortable at home. A special thanks to Laura's Guiding Angels with their unwavering assistance. Dad developed a strong rapport with Angel Jennifer McGraw.

Family and Friends are welcomed to celebrate Paul's life with a visiting hour on Friday, April 9 from 9:00am until 10:00am at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. A funeral service will start at 10:00am in the funeral home and be followed by a burial at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Ave., Paxton.

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