Paul Lembo was a master of many trades. Trained at school in auto-body work he took naturally to the trade and made it part of his life’s work. Paul meticulously painted and pin striped motorcycles by hand. And with a natural born interest and ability to work with all things auto he especially loved classic cars. He fully restored a 1966 Chevy Impala SS and he kept it in pristine and immaculate condition. Paul also restored a 1933 red Ford pickup truck which in later years as he welcomed the role of Grandpa provided countless hours and time spent with his grandkids. In earlier years, he loved the open road and cool breezes while riding his motorcycle. And to no surprise his love affair with cars meant a lifelong interest in auto racing and NASCAR.
He also loved playing guitar and did so all his life. He loved the sounds and music and practiced religiously with the instrument in various ways and as a result it afforded him to be pretty good at it!
He worked in numerous places and throughout his life maintained a consistent and hard work ethic. Paul once own a stump removal company ‘Stump Busters’ when he lived in Manomet in Plymouth. He later worked at Tresca Construction and lastly for James Flett Construction in Belmont.
Paul died Wednesday, January 31, 2024 in Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord. He was 73.
Paul P. Lembo was born February 15, 1950 in Newton a son of the late Carl and Beatrice (DeNorcia) Lembo. Raised in Waltham he graduated from Waltham Vocational High School. He lived a short time in Plymouth after marriage before returning to his native Waltham where he lived most of his life and moved to Concord, New Hampshire eight years ago.
He leaves his children, Jennifer A. Hall (David) of Maynard and Paul P. Lembo Jr. (Sarah) of Atkinson, New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Zachary Hall, Cooper and Jacob Lembo; his siblings, Carl Lembo (Floris) of Falmouth, Donna DiGregorio (Robert) of Waltham and Diane Lembo of Mashpee; nieces & nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Paul’s life by gathering to visit on Saturday, February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street Waltham followed by his funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial is private.