Obituary: Paul Revere Jr., Third Great Grandson of Paul Revere

Paul Revere, Jr., the third great grandson of the patriot, Paul Revere, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2019, after a brief illness. Paul was born May 13, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dorothy Brown Revere and Paul Revere, Sr.

Paul graduated from Milton Academy in 1949, and Bowdoin College in 1953, where he played both varsity hockey and golf. Following college, he served his country receiving honorable discharges from both the Navy and the Army. He also received an MBA from Northeastern University in 1969. In 1955, Paul began a 40-year career as a sales manager with Revere Copper Products, Inc., a company that traces its roots to Paul’s famous ancestor.

Paul served for 53 years as President of the Paul Revere Memorial Association, the non-profitthat operates the Paul Revere House in Boston. During his tenure, he guided the institution from a small house museum staffed by retired public firemen to a renowned research and educational institution. He also served for many years on the board of the Freedom Trail Foundation and was active in the process that created the Boston National Historical Park.

Paul was an avid skier, with his wife Cary, at their second home at Sugarloaf, ME. While others fled to the warmth of Florida and points south, Cary and Paul headed north, with their sled dog, to their winter wonderland.

Paul was a past Commodore of the Barnstable Yacht Club, former President of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, and a member of the Hyannisport Club and the Massachusetts Charitable Society.

He was predeceased by his wife Cary Revere, and is survived by his daughter Avery Revere, his son Paul Revere III and his wife Stasia Anne Orr Revere, and his two grandchildren Kira Anne Revere and Paul Revere IV. His warmth and humor will be missed by many including Cary’s sister Helen Kimbark Boocock and her husband Roger Brett Boocock, and their daughters, Dana Crowell, Sarah Beyreis, and Melissa Soderberg, and by Nina Zannieri, the Executive Director of the Revere House for over 30 years.

A memorial service will be held at Unitarian Church of Barnstable, on November 30th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a contribution in his honor to: Friends of Barnstable Harbor, PO Box 248, Barnstable, MA 02630.

3 Replies to “Obituary: Paul Revere Jr., Third Great Grandson of Paul Revere

  1. Sorry the numbers don’t add up for me. Do you mean the third “generation” great grandson?? As a descendant of Paul Revere’s younger brother Thomas I count 5 generations from my Grandmother a Chandler making 7 to me.

  2. I was told by staff at the Paul Revere House that Paul Jr. was the 5th great grandson of the famous patriot. Paul Jr. was nine years old on September 22, 1940, when he spoke to a large crowd that had gathered around him at the commemoration of the newly installed Paul Revere Statue. He was 80 years old when he again spoke to a large North End crowd at a re-commemoration of the statue in honor of its sculptor, Cyrus Dallin, on April 29, 2012. Paul Jr. loved the North End. He cared to ensure that the Paul Revere House would always be an integral part of the neighborhood. He saw and promoted the house and the neighborhood as his family home. My sympathies to his children and grandchildren and the staff at Paul Revere House.

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