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Dr. Paul P. Talmo

May 29, 2022

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Dr. Paul P. Talmo, of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Somerville, passed away on May 29, 2022. Devoted son of the late Pasquale and Gelsomina Talmo. Beloved husband of Mary (Maurer) Talmo for 58 years. Loving father of Evelyn Talmo and her husband Stephen Charkoudian, Paul Talmo, John Talmo and his wife Meghan Farrell, Carl Talmo and his wife Lisa Drew, and Katie Talmo. Grandfather to eight grandchildren, all of whom he delighted in spending time with and who will forever treasure their memories of him. Brother of Evelyn Battinelli and the late Maria Talmo, Anne Stefanelli, Thomas Talmo, and Josephine Pisa. Uncle to many nieces and nephews he loved as if they were his own. 

Paul grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, and was a graduate of Somerville High School and Tufts College, where he was a star halfback on the football team. When Paul later graduated from Tufts Dental School, he had finally achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a dentist. After graduation, Paul served in the United States Army for two years, and upon his return home, he started his dental practice, first in Harvard Square and later in Somerville. While he was in the process of building his practice, Paul worked as an instructor at Tufts Dental School where he had a reputation for demanding the highest standards of his students. He first met Mary when she accepted a position in his office while she was studying to become a dental hygienist at the Forsyth School. They were married on Halloween of 1964 and raised five children together. Paul practiced dentistry for sixty years, and for much of that time, Mary was actively involved in his practice. Together they provided the highest level of care to each and every one of their patients. Paul was involved in numerous dental organizations, but the New England Gold Foil Study Club was nearest to his heart. 

Paul was the son of Italian immigrants and had a genuine appreciation of Italian culture and craftsmanship. This was evidenced by his love of Italian music and art as well as his collection of Italian neckties and shoes. Paul was a huge consumer of the news and an avid reader, with a lifelong interest in history, politics, and economics. He loved to travel by car, whether it was a Sunday drive to a farm stand in his 1975 Cadillac Seville or a family road trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in his LeBaron station wagon. Paul's favorite place, however, was the home he shared with Mary and their children, which most Saturday evenings was the destination of choice for extended family and friends. Paul believed that the key to success was in educating yourself and working incredibly hard, and he lived by example. He was the definition of an ethical and sincere man. Paul lived a long and wonderful life, and he will be missed beyond measure.

Funeral from the Eaton & MacKay Funeral Home, 465 Centre Street, Newton Corner on Monday, June 6, at 9:00 AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church in Chestnut Hill at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Sunday at Eaton & MacKay Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment with US Army Military Honors at Newton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Paul to St Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110 or to Tufts Dental Fund for Student Financial Aid, P.O. Box 3306, Boston, MA 02241

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June 5, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home
465 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458

Mass of Christian Burial
June 6, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Ignatius Church
Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Interment with US Army Military Honors
June 6, 2022

11:30 AM
Newton Cemetery
791 Walnut St.
Newton, MA 02459


St. Anthony Shrine
100 Arch Street, Boston MA 02110

Tufts Dental Fund for Student Financial Aid
P.O. Box 3306, Boston MA 02241

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