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Paul James Neill

October 19, 1960 ~ August 6, 2022 (age 61)


PLAINVILLE -On Saturday, August 6, 2022 Paul James Neill of New Britain, CT, beloved son of the late William and Jeanne (Gabes) Neill of New Britain, passed away at the LTACH Care One @ Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey, after a short illness. Paul was born in New Britain CT on October 19, 1960. He was 61 years old. Paul was the youngest of five siblings.

He attended grade schools in Plainville, CT and graduated from Plainville High School in 1979. Following graduation, Paul attended the Hartford Technical Institute studying electrical engineering, worked as a machinist, then at the age of 21, a life changing accident left him unable to continue.  After two hard years of rehabilitation, he attended Tunxis Community College, earning an Associate Degree in Business. While attending Tunxis, Paul volunteered in the Computer Lab helping students. After graduation he accepted a job at Qualidigm in Wethersfield, CT as a Technical Support Engineer.  He remained in that position for 28 years, after which he created his own business. Paul was proficient in refurbishing computers. 

In earlier years, Paul loved to work on cars, was a lifelong New York Yankees fan, loved rock music, enjoyed playing cards and loved vacationing at Cape Cod. One of Paul's favorite memories was a trip to Las Vegas made possible by friend Michael Payton, where they visited the Grand Canyon, Death Valley and the Vegas Strip. Paul was a hard worker and never complained despite obstacles, was caring, patient, and always met you with a smile. Our grief is great, and we will miss him forever.

Paul was predeceased by his loving parents, William and Jeanne (Gabes) Neill, his maternal grandparents, John and Catherine (Reisinger) Gabes  and his paternal grandparents, William and Elizabeth Jane (McIndoe) Neill. He leaves behind four siblings, sisters, Valerie J. Neill-Nietsch, husband Barry Nietsch & niece Brianna of CA, Sandra K. Neill, Ben A. Buller & niece Brittney A. Buller, of Plainville, brother, William J. Neill of New Britain and sister, Mary A. (Neill) Hoffnagle, husband Davis & niece Laurel, of New Hartford. He also leaves behind his devoted and loving caregiver and close friend Giovanna Chachi & family, who we can never thank enough, his most faithful and devoted friend of over 50 years Michael Payton & his wife Eleanor of Southington, Aunts, Mrs. Mary (Neill) Ames of Virginia & cousins, David & Dan Lemelin, Denise Bolda, Diana Chandler & Donna Totten, Aunt, Mrs. Margaret (Neill) Cunningham, Uncle, Tom Cunningham & cousin Shena Lowe of CT & MA, cousins Tom & Andrew Neill & Barbara Coburn of CT, cousins Jeffrey & Ron Neill & Loretta Lewis of MI, cousins William Wesley Robertson III & Sheri Taber & her family of Plainville. Special Thanks to Lee Seidman for his support of Paul's business and to all Paul's close friends over the years.

Family and friends may visit Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at Bailey Funeral Home at 4:30 PM. Guests are invited to attend a "Celebration of Life" picnic on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Bandshell, Norton Park, 197 S. Washington St., PlainvilleThe Bailey Funeral Home of Plainville has been entrusted with his arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.

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September 14, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bailey Funeral Home
48 Broad Street
Plainville, CT 06062

Memorial Service
September 14, 2022

4:30 PM
Bailey Funeral Home
48 Broad Street
Plainville, CT 06062

Gathering of Family and Friends
September 18, 2022

1:00 PM
Norton Park Band Shell Plainville
197 S. Washington St
Plainville, CT 06062

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