BRAINTREE — Paul Christopher Cirignano, 61 years of age, of Braintree, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, at South Shore Hospital.
He was born and raised in South Boston, MA, by his late parents, Anthony “Tony” Cirignano and Palmet “Pal” Cirignano. Paul was a graduate of Newman High School at just 16 years of age. He went on to continue his education at Suffolk University and Northeastern University. He obtained bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Physics. From there, Paul spent 30 years of his career at W.R. Grace & Company in Cambridge, Ma. He worked in the Performance Chemicals Division for many years performing Research & Development in the Thermal Analysis, Fire Protection and Waterproofing Laboratory. He obtained multiple patents over the years for his hard work and dedication to research. In January 2002, Paul then became a Software Applications Engineer and Siebel Developer for W.R. Grace & Company, in which he obtained multiple patents in that department as well.
Paul enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved anything that had to do with computers and was a self-proclaimed handyman. He loved music, especially Pink Floyd. You could always find him in the basement working on something while listening to AC/DC, Pink Floyd, and anything metal/rock. He was also a long time member of the Braintree Rifle & Pistol Club.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Kathleen (Coakley) Cirignano. They have resided in Braintree, MA for the last 36 years. Paul is also survived by his beloved twin daughters, Cheryl L. Cirignano & fiancé Kevin D. McMasters, of Braintree, and Lisa M. Cirignano & fiancé Michael S. Fabiano of Braintree. He is the loving brother of Maryann A. Keough & the late Kevin Keough of Texas, the late Robert J. Cirignano and wife Kathleen Cirignano, of Braintree, Anthony P. Cirignano, and his wife Mary Cirignano, of Stoneham. Paul is also survived by many loving brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many close friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Peck Funeral Home on 516 Washington St., Braintree, on Thursday, May 7, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. All visitors are asked to wear a mask/face covering upon entering the funeral home. A memorial mass will be held at a later date due to the current state of emergency/shelter in place.
Memorial Donations may be sent to the following foundations in his name; National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY, 10016 or the American Heart Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75231.
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