Reverend Paul W. Berube


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Lowell - Reverend Paul W. Berube, 84, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell following a brief illness.
Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Rene G. and Cecile A. (Levesque) Berube.
Father Paul was a graduate of Joliet College and St. John Seminary Class of 1960 and was ordained priest on February 2, 1960. During his 55 years as a priest he served at the following Parishes: Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas of Villanova in Wilmington, Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew in Dorchester, Director of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine for Archdiocese of Boston, Parochial Vicar St. Mary in Chelmsford, Team Ministry Moderator, St. John Chrysostom in West Roxbury, Pastor, Sacred Heart in Amesbury, Administrator, St. Ann and Pastor, St. Zepherin both in Wayland, Parochial Vicar, St. Mary in Chelmsford. He retired in 2003 and was Senior Priest in residence at Immaculate Conception in Newburyport before moving to the SAAB Residence in Lowell.
He is survived by his brother, Raymond Berube, his sister, Gloria Brabrook and her husband Robert , two nephews, Mark and Paul and a niece, Kristen.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem, MA from 10 to 11:15 a.m, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, 3834 Elliott Street, Newton, MA 02458. For guestbook and additional information, please visit
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Published on August 30, 2019
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6 posts

Neil Rice
Sep 06, 2019
Rest in peace, Father Berube. You were a Profile in Courage for signing the letter in Dec 2002, urging Cardinal Law to resign. You and the other priests who signed the letter put their careers on the line by doing the right thing.
Nancy Carpenter
Sep 04, 2019
Rest in peace, Fr Paul. You were a good friend/priest to my uncle, Joe Bonavire from Natick and Goodyear AZ. I'm glad you got to spend some winters in AZ.
The Casserly Family - Chelmsford, Ma
Sep 03, 2019
Rest In Peace Fr. Berube and thanks for serving in Chelmsford for so long!
Melissa Burns
Sep 02, 2019
Thank you for being such a wonderful light for us kids in Amesbury. I have few bright light memories of sacred heart, and you were surely one of them. All my heart and love to your family.
David Pare
Aug 31, 2019
You was a wondorful friend priest you will be miss.enjoy spending time with you.talking go out to eat.working for you at sacred heart alway supported me.god bless you will not be in pain any more
Ruth Castaldo and family
Aug 30, 2019
Always thought so much of you...a wonderful priest and a beautiful person. See you in heaven