Paul A. Barnes,
April 27, 2009
Paul A. Barnes, 49, died unexpectedly Monday, April 27, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital after being stricken ill on Friday. He was the Beloved Husband of 23 years of Dana L. (Welsh) Barnes. Born in Norwood, he was a lifelong resident of Avon and a graduate of Avon High School, Class of 1978. He also attended UMass Amherst. He recently enrolled in the Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre. Mr. Barnes worked as a shipper and receiver for several area businesses, including WW Grainger, the Christmas Tree Shop and C & P Architecture in Boston. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Stoughton, MA. His true passion was his work with area youth groups. For over 25 years, he was a youth leader at the Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA, and then at Avon Baptist Church in Avon, MA.
Memorial services were held in the First Congregational Church, 76 Pierce St., Stoughton, MA, 02072 on May 2. Donations in Paul’s name may be made to the First Congregational Church, Stoughton, Youth Group at the above address or to the Avon Baptist Church, 119 N. Main St., Avon, MA 02322 or to Metropolitan Cooperative Ministries, 474 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458.