Paul SF Hastings, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday August 12, 2022 with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Annmarie (MacSwain) Hastings and the son of the late George and Edith (Lyons) Newton. Born in Boston on March 26, 1947, he worked as a commodity clerk for many years, beginning his career at Capitol Supermarkets and retiring from Stop and Shop after more than thirty years of service. Paul was a quiet man with a quick wit who never had a bad word to say about anyone. Very handyman, he liked to tinker and fix things. Paul was always up for a game of cribbage and liked to crush his opponents. He loved to travel and was truly a genius in geography. He was hardworking and enjoyed family holidays, especially Thanksgiving which he hosted for fifty years at his Plymouth home. He was an absolute sports fanatic and loved his New England teams, as well as the top six in hockey, but his favorite teams were the ones his daughters and grandchildren played on. When you met Paul, you noticed his sideburns coif that rivaled Elvis’s. His grandsons hope that this gene has been passed on to them.
Paul was predeceased by his loving wife Annmarie in 2003 and daughter Annie in 2021. He will be forever missed by his two daughters, Dawnmarie K. Hastings-Ely and her husband Joe of Plympton, and Jean Trainor and her husband Jack of Plymouth, and his grandchildren Marisa Hastings and John and Jake Trainor. He was the brother of Joanne, Linda, Michael, Norman and Candace and his beloved late sister Karen. He also had many nieces and nephews whom he adored. Paul leaves behind much love from the Burkhead, Dermady, Duggan, Fox, Hastings, Lenane, MacSwain, Murray, Shepherd and Schuckman families.
Her funeral will take place on Wednesday August 17, 2022 at 9.30am at DAVIS LIFE CELEBRATION FUNERAL HOME, 373 Court Street, NORTH PLYMOUTH, followed by a funeral mass at St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s Church, 126 South Meadow Rd., Plymouth at 10.30am. Burial will be in Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth. Visitation to the Hastings family will be on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth MA 02360. Guestbook at www.cartmelldavis.com.
Posted August 15, 2022
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