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“I learned so much from Paul at the Abrahms Agency. The first time I learned something Paul gave me a penny. I still have that penny Today. Peace...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Gail Roberts - Burlington, CT

“A scholar, a brilliant mind, a mentor and a friend are a few words that come to mind when thinking of Paul. A wonderful man that the world was lucky...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Elizabeth Weber - West Hartford, CT

“I had the pleasure and the honor to work with Paul back in the 80;s and 90's. He was the smartest Insurance man Globally. He knew everything and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Rose Ann Musso - Newington, CT

“When I was a marketing rep at CNA I called on Paul at Abrahms, Boccaccio, and Roberts agencies. He was absolutely one of my favorite people. He was...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Alonzo - Plantsville, CT

“Worked with Paul for many years at the Abrahms Agency. He was a wonderful man and mentor. Rest well. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Annette Nystrom - East Hartford, CT

“I worked with Paul from the close to 20 years at the Abrahms Agency. He was a wonderful, knowledgeable man who had confidence in me and encouraged...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Richards Donofrio - CT

“Paul was a friend for many years. I thank him for the times that we spent together.He was a very fine man! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: David Unsworth - Cromwell, CT

“Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a fiend of many years. I always enjoyed his company. Best wishes to his family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Unsworth - Cromwell, CT

“Mrs. Melvin, Meg, and Amy,I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.Jen ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer Dougherty (Ginn) - CT

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories at your home when I was young. He was a wonderful and peaceful man. I hope memories help ease...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer Main - West Hartford, CT

“Paul's wit and humor was unmatched. My sincere condolences to his family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Girard - Bolton, CT

“I will always think of Paul and his kind way he had about him.He was always so willing to share his knowledge and experience which was unmatched....Read More »
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Paul A. Melvin, 83, of West Hartford, Connecticut, passed away peacefully late Monday afternoon, January 9, 2017.
Born in Holden, Massachusetts, on November 9, 1933, Paul graduated from Worcester North High School and Clark University before entering the US Army in 1956. He graduated with honors from the Army Language School in Monterey, California, and worked for the Army Security Agency, with a lengthy assignment in Germany.
After his military service, Paul embarked on a long and successful career in insurance, retiring as a Vice President from the Roberts Agency in Bloomfield, Connecticut in 2012. He was a past President/State Director of the Hartford board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut. In addition to his career, Paul had an interest in sports, enjoying basketball, tennis, and bowling, and he was a passionate fan of Boston professional sports teams. He was also an avid collector of classical and jazz recordings.
Paul was predeceased by his parents, William and Muriel (Clark) Melvin of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his brother William of Oxford, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Linda J. Melvin of West Hartford, daughter Meg Melvin of Washington, D.C., and daughter Amy (Melvin) Truskoski , son-in-law Aaron, and granddaughter Annabelle; all of West Hartford.
His family wishes to acknowledge all the wonderful staff at West Hartford Health and Rehabilitation Center who helped them through this difficult time, and the nurses and nursing assistants of the Tranquility unit who provided such kind and compassionate care to Paul during his time there. They would also like to extend their gratitude to Hartford HealthCare Assisted Living at Home, Hartford HealthCare Hospice, and Kate Thaisz of Sage Solutions, who gave Paul's family invaluable assistance in managing his care this past year. And to Karen Connelly, longtime family friend, a special thank you for her strength, comfort, and love.
At Paul's request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford, has care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's memory may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (