‘Tall Paul’ Scannell, 41 years old, of Arlington, died peacefully of sleep apnea on February 2, 2013. Paul was an Artist – a photographer, writer, animator, web designer, avid music fan and renowned humorist. Graduated U Mass Dartmouth, Hut Master at the Appalachian Mountain Club and had nearly completed his master’s degree in multimedia design at Harvard University, where he worked as the Building Services Coordinator at the Graduate School of Design.
Beloved son of Marie (Fitzgerald) of Arlington and the late John Scannell. Adored fiancé of Meredith Dill of Somerville. Loving brother of Kevin Scannell of Waltham, Elaine Dedinsky and husband John of Chelmsford, Carol Johnson of Hiram, ME, and Jane Moore and husband Michael of Lake Oswego, OR. Also lovingly survived by aunt and uncle Theresa (Fitzgerald) and husband Albert Finn of Marblehead, nine nieces and nephews, and cousins by the dozen.
Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Rt. 60 (adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON, on Saturday 2/8/2013 at 8 am, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Camillus Church, Arlington at 9 am. Services will conclude with burial at Cambridge Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to Outward Bound.