Paul Mitchell

Paul J. Mitchell Jr.

Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Paul J. Mitchell, Jr., 75, beloved husband of Sandra M. (Peckham) Mitchell, of North Stonington, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 following a lengthy illness.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Paul J., Sr. and Ann Mitchell.

Paul was a Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court bailiff for the last twenty years until the onset of his illness. He was also a former Patrolman with the Stonington Police Dept. for 32 years. He was a former member of the Eastern Regional Drug Squad and D.A.R.E. Officer. Paul was a lifetime member of the NE Council on Crime and Delinquency and a former member of the Board of Directors for the National Criminal Justice Assoc. for 11 years.

In addition to his loving wife, he leaves two children, Kevin Mitchell and wife Terri and Kristen Mitchell; three grandchildren, Patrick Previty, Cassandra Mitchell and Brooklyn Mitchell; three step-grandchildren, George Wilkinson, Brian Wilkinson and Amanda McCleery; and four siblings, Leo Donahue, Patricia Lucy, Joyce DiGangi and Maureen Reale. He also leaves behind his faithful and loving Golden Retriever Ryley Cora and several nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his son Jeffrey Mitchell.

Paul’s family would like to thank Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, the doctors and nurses in the Cardiac ICU at Hartford Hospital and at The Westerly Hospital, especially Dr. Mark Mancini whose kindness and compassion helped us through this difficult time.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly at 10am on Monday, July 13, 2020. Burial will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Paul’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation at For online condolences please visit
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  • Service

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Pius X Church
    45 Elm Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

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Daniel Spurr

Posted at 09:23pm
My heart goes out to Sandy and the family. He was always a friendly face at the winery and will be missed.

Posted at 12:44pm
Pail and I were fairly close friends in stonington high, along with Doug Rose, Sandra feudus ,don heatherington and a few others. Those years were a great time for all of us. So very sorry for your loss.

Carl Johnson

Posted at 09:27pm
My condolences on your loss. I was fortunate to work many years with Paul at the Stonington Police Department. He was well respected and liked by everyone there and by the people of the community he served. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul and his family in this difficult time.
Carl Johnson

Craig Burge

Posted at 09:30am
I worked with Paul for 23 years before he retired from the Stonington Police Department. He was a man highly respected by all who came in contact with him and was truly a friend to all at the SPD. I was shocked when I heard of his passing and he will truly be missed.

robert A lenihan

Posted at 12:15pm
Sorry to see another classmate leave us. Paul was my friend and classmate from ST Michaels School all the way through Stonington High. Bob Lenihan

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