Paul S. Hapgood, 71, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 30, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Worcester to the late Alfred and Ruth (Sheldon) Hapgood, he was a long time Wilbraham resident.
Paul was a graduate of Lowell Technological Institute and had a successful career working for American Optical, National Blank Book, Dennison National and Avery Dennison. In 1996 he decided to buy his own business, Eureka Lab Book, Inc., which he ran along side his wife, son and daughter for the past 25 years.
Father, son, brother, uncle, friend, amazing Grampy and loving husband do not even begin to describe what a wonderful, kind, fun loving man he was with all. His ability to fill any room with laughter was a specialty matched by none.
Paul’s greatest joy came from spending time with his grandkids. Whether it was on the sidelines, by the pool or at the lake, as long as they were having fun he was happy.
He was a wise, selfless man who spent the last few months waging a heroic battle with mantle cell lymphoma. Paul will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 49 years, Ann (Racicot) Hapgood, their loving children: Scott Hapgood and his wife Rachel, Carrie Rigney and her husband John, all of Wilbraham, his brother Peter Hapgood and his wife Sue of The Villages, FL and his five cherished grandchildren: Brandon and Taylor Hapgood and Cole, Camden, and Gavin Rigney. Paul‘s funeral service will be held at a future date and time to be announced. Wilbraham Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Baystate Hospice, 280 Chestnut St., 6th floor, Springfield, MA 01199–1000 or D’Amour Cancer Center, 3350 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01107.
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