Paul A. Ciance Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at his home in The Villages, Fl on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born on March 11, 1934 in Worcester, MA; the son of the late Joseph and Jenny (Andolina) Ciance. He graduated from Worcester Boy’s Trade and Quinsigamond Community College. Paul served in the US Navy during the Korean War, then in 1970 enlisted in the US Army reserves, serving an additional twenty-two years between the MP’s and Army Intelligence units. He was activated during Desert Storm, spending his time in Washington DC between the Pentagon and Department Of Defense. Paul was a member of American Legion Post 201 in Worcester.
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Paul was Police Officer with the Worcester Police Department, retiring after thirty years of service. After retiring, he moved with his wife, Judi, to their home on Cape Cod. He was a substitute teacher with the Barnstable school system for eight years in grades kindergarten through fourth grade where the kids nicknamed him “Mr. C”.
In 2006, Paul and Judi moved to The Plantation in Leesburg, FL, where he lived his dream of no snow and being able to play golf at least four times a week. In 2018, they moved to The Villages, FL. Even though Paul moved to FL, he loved and faithfully followed his Red Sox and Patriots. His courage and smile during this past year touched many lives. Paul will be sadly missed.
Paul was preceded in death by his sister, Anna (Ciance) Papagni and his brother, Joseph Cianci, both of Worcester. MA.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Judi (Washburn) Ciance; his children, Susan (Joseph) Neaz of Shrewsbury, MA, Paul (Karin) Ciance Jr. of Holden, MA., and Diane (Kevin) Barry of Franklin, MA.; his grandchildren, Derek (Heather) Neaz-Nibur, Kristen Neaz, Karoline Ciance, and Michael and Lynnaea Barry.
A Memorial Service will be held at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, 1123 West Main St. Leesburg, FL.
Paul will be brought to his hometown of Worcester, MA where calling hours will be at Mercadante Funeral Home, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester MA.