Annese, Paul, A. "Buzzy" 63, of Bridgewater, formerly of Brockton and East Boston, passed away peacefully on September 14th following a lengthy illness.
Husband of Cheryl (Parziale) Annese. Proud father of Dr. Anthony Annese and his wife Ingelcia of Minnesota; Ricky Annese and his wife Michelle of Brockton; and Kristen Annese of Bridgewater. Adoring grandfather of Anna, Gavin, Isabella and Gabriella Annese. Loving son of the late Anthony S. Annese and late Anna (Arsenian) Annese. Devoted brother of Lucille Zeph and her husband Charles of Maine; Lorraine Baritz and her husband Robert of Canton. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Paul lived in East Boston until the age of 10 when his family moved to Brockton. He attended Brockton public schools, where he was an accomplished athlete and made many life-long friends. At the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the infantry in Vietnam; during his service, he received two bronze stars for meritorious service in a combat zone.
Paul's thirty-year career was in construction and real estate: he was the co-founder of Searles and Annese Builders in Brockton and co-founder of Copperwood Real Estate in Brockton.
He will be missed by his family and his many friends. A private internment was held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne on September 16th, 2015.
Published in The Boston Globe from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, 2015