Paul was a man of good humor and great intellectual curiosity. He was truly interested in people and their stories, and loved to lend them a hand through a timely insight or relevant clipping from a newspaper or magazine. Throughout his life, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren were his special delight, and he spent hours as their mentor, biggest fan and steadfast friend.
He is survived by his three children and their families, whom he loved so well, Thomas A. Barnico and his wife, Katherine, of Westwood, and their children, Kristen and Thomas A. Jr., Karen Barnico Lee and her husband, Jeffrey of Danvers and their daughter, Alison, and Lauren Barnico Doherty and her husband, Edward, of Beverly and their children, Kathryn, Michael, Paul, and Elizabeth. Paul is also survived by his sister, Loretta Barnico Rossi and her husband, Robert, of Clayton, Calif.; his brother-in-law, Edward J. McGoe and his wife, Virginia, of Ansonia, Conn.; his brother-in-law, Roger Nowlin of Athol; and eight beloved nieces and nephews. He also leaves his best friend, Louis Varadi Sr. of Danvers. He was predeceased by his wife, Kay; his parents; and his younger brother, Charles F. Barnico.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Friday in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly, from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul and Katherine Barnico Scholarship Fund for Beverly High School, c/o Lauren Barnico Doherty, 13 Eisenhower Ave., Beverly, MA 01915.
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