Paul Rayworth Woodley, 67, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on March 17, 2021. He was the loving husband of Victoria (Bojarski) Woodley with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.
Born in Alexandria, Va. on November 10, 1953, he was the son of the late Clifford and Lillian (Rayworth) Woodley. He was raised and educated in Westport, Conn. and also Richmond, Va. He received his bachelor's degree from University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
He served his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. Paul moved his family to Danvers in 1999. He had been a communicant at Saint Richard Parish in Danvers and part of their RCIA team. Paul also volunteered as a mentor at Danvers High School, Swampscott High School and Lynn Vocational School and was a part of the FIRST organization. He was a member of the Masonic Temple, Essex Lodge in Salem and had served as their chaplain. Paul had been employed as an engineer for over 20 years at General Electric in Lynn.
In addition to his wife, Victoria, he is survived by his son, Thomas Woodley of Danvers and his granddaughter, Julianna. He was predeceased by his brother, John C. Woodley.
His visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Attendees are kindly asked to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing.
Paul's burial will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:00PM in Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul's name to Shriner's Hospital for Children.