Paul Bistany Obituary, Death – Paul Bistany of New York has passed away unexpectedly. He grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, and attended St Mary’s Grammar and High School. He retired from Teamsters Local 170 after nearly 40 years of service with New England Grocers. He spent six years in the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s 26th Aviation Battalion. He lived in Princeton, Massachusetts, with his wife and child. Another possibility was West Boylston, Massachusetts. His son, Adam, grew up in Plymouth. He moved there in 2004 to be closer to the ocean, where he liked to fish. He worked as a ranger and then on the grounds crew at Southers Marsh Golf Course in Plymouth for many years.
During the summer, he went down to the canal practically every morning to fish. He was seen riding his bike up and down the canal, looking for the perfect place to cast his line. Along the way, he made some fantastic pals. He intended to share his striper catch with a big number of his friends and neighbors if the day went well. He used to enjoy hunting and ice fishing, especially when he could drag his young child out early in the morning to speak with friends while waiting for a flag to pop. He took great interest in his home and yard, producing beautiful plants and maintaining grass that rivaled even the most well-kept golf courses. Many people who came to visit me were jealous.
He adored the opportunity to open his home and hearth to all of his good friends for parties, especially in recent years with all of the wonderful individuals he met in Plymouth. His residence was always available to the general public. Paul and his wife Kris enjoyed traveling. Every January, they would travel to St. John’s, US Virgin Islands, and stay for several weeks. He fell in love with the island and the people he met there. “It’s my happy place,” Paul would say. He’d had the wonderful fortune of being able to travel more with Kris in recent years, now that they were both happily retired and free to live their lives as they saw appropriate.
They visited Italy and France again, as well as Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Hawaii, California, and Arizona for the first time. He enjoyed life-changing adventures including parasailing in St. John’s, ziplining in Maui, and helicoptering into the Grand Canyon. He is married to Kristine Bistany of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and they have a son, Adam Paul Bistany of Montreal, Quebec, as well as in-law sisters and brothers and other nieces, nephews, and relatives. He was the late John and Francis Bistany’s son, and the late Robert Bistany’s brother.