SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 15, 2013

Paul H. Puska, 78


Danvers, MA — Paul H. Puska, 78, of Danvers, passed away on Saturday, October 12. He was the husband of the late Susan Ellen (Reardon) Puska, and son of the late Henry and Helen (Larabee) Puska. He was born and raised in Peabody, and graduated from Peabody High School. Paul was a Big Band drummer and played professionally for 40 years. Paul moved from Peabody to Danvers in the 1960s. He was very involved in the Danvers community, and particularly enjoyed being involved with Danvers Youth Football. He was employed by Hood Milk as a delivery driver, and worked for Raytheon as a media specialist for 40 years. After retiring from Raytheon, he worked part-time for North Shore Community College.

Paul is survived by two sons, Douglas Puska and his wife, Angela, and Gary Puska and his wife, Mary Beth; one daughter, Karen (Puska) Mansfield and her husband, Michael; five grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, and Calvin Mansfield, and Tyler and Susan Puska, all of Danvers; one sister, Shirley (Puska) Anderson of Beverly; one cousin, Janice (Jackman) Arnoldy of Danvers, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Phylis (Puska) Spearel.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly welcome to visitation on Wednesday evening in the Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant Street, Danvers, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Paul on Thursday, at 9 a.m., in Saint Richards Church, Forest Street, Danvers. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, Mass.

Please visit www.mackeyfuneralhome.com for directions, or to leave a condolence.