Gaetano M. ‘Guy’ Paganelli, 84

Oct 28, 2021

Gaetano M. “Guy” Paganelli, 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Clinton Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Lois (Ruberti) Paganelli; two sons, Anthony Paganelli & husband Bobby Fonacier; and Mark J. Paganelli, all of Clinton; his sister Virginia Clark of Dracut; several nieces, nephews, extended family, and many dear friends.  He is pre-deceased by siblings Louis, Jack, and John Paganelli. 

Guy was born in Milford, son of the late Matteo & Nelli (Salvia) Paganelli. He attended local schools and graduated from Milford High School, Class of 1956. Guy enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served aboard the USS Forrestall & USS Bennington for four years until being honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant.

He returned home safely, completed studies, and pursued his life-long career as a barber. He successfully owned and operated Guy’s Barber Shop in Oakdale for many years and continued his business from home until the time of his passing. In addition, he worked as a truck driver for the Keebler Company until the time of his retirement.

Among his many enjoyments, Guy and Lois have entertained family and friends for countless summers at their home in Onset. An avid and experienced boater, fisherman, and lobsterman, Guy was the proud captain of the Kristina Marie in Onset Harbor. He was happiest in the company of family and will be forever remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and loyal friend.

Calling hours will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton, with burial follow in Reservoir Pines Cemetery.  Online condolences may be placed at