April 28, 1937 ~ January 9, 2016
Paul E. Whitaker, age 78, of Hamden, passed away on January 9, 2016 at Masonic Hospice in Wallingford. Paul was born in Seneca Falls, NY on April 28, 1937 a son of the late Ivan E. & Eileen R. McGough Whitaker. He is survived by his wife, Joan Siedzik Whitaker; his daughter Theresa Rogers of Wallingford; sons, Atty. Paul E. Whitaker & his wife Sharon DeGennaro of Durham and Gene Whitaker & his wife Lisa of Southington; grandchildren, James & Erik Rogers, Kasi, Shaun, Molly & Matthew Whitaker and Kira Lee Decerb; sisters, Carole Moreland of Naugatuck, Maureen Zowadney of Beacon Falls, Patricia Errico & her husband Ronald of Southington and Debra Zarbo & her husband Joseph of Lakeland, FL and his brother William Whitaker & his wife Carol of North Haven. Paul was recently predeceased by his son in-law Mark Rogers. He was a retired purchasing agent and manager for Auto Paint Distributors in Hartford and formerly worked for Cashier Brothers auto body paint & supply. He was a US Navy Veteran and a member of the Auto Body Association. His funeral will be held from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Tuesday, Jan. 12th at 9:00 AM, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Blessed Sacrament Church, Circular Ave, Hamden. Friends may also visit with his family on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org.