Leonard M. Pauplis, 88, of Hudson
Hudson - Leonard M. Pauplis, 88, of Hudson, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the Reservoir Center in Marlborough. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jeannette L. (Pavlovich) Pauplis of Hudson.
Leonard was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Michael and Philomena (Olszewski) Pauplis. He attended local schools and was a 1944 graduate of Hudson High School. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving aboard the H.M.S. Empire Mace in the Philippines; Subic Bay and Gamadodo, New Guinea. He attended Harvard University and received his degree in Engineering.
Leonard had a long and rewarding career as an engineer. He worked for the Homestake Gold Mine in North Dakota, Surprenant Co. in Clinton, Raytheon Co. in Bedford, Mitre Corp. in Burlington and Colorado, and N.A.S.A. Electronic Research Centre in Cambridge, and retired from the Sylvania GTE Co. in Needham. His final project with Sylvania GTE placed him in Lille and Versailles, France.
He was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson, St. Vincent De Paul in Hudson, the Hudson Knights of Columbus, the Hudson Historical Society, the I.E.E.E., the American Legion, and the A.I.A.A. (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics).
Besides his wife, he is survived by three brothers, John Pauplis of Wayland, Alfred Pauplis of Hudson, and William Pauplis and his wife Mary of Hudson; two sisters, Genia Pauplis of California and Diane Pauplis of Hudson; and his two brother in-laws, Paul Pavlovich and his wife Frances and Ronald Pavlovich and his wife Anne, all of Canada. He also leaves his many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery of Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Friday, Aug. 22, from 5-8 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.
Donations in memory of Leonard may be made to St. Vincent De Paul, 20 High St., Hudson, MA 01749.
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