In Memory of




Obituary for Paul R. Knowles

Paul R. Knowles died suddenly on May 2, 2019 at his home. He was 66 years old. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Looper) Knowles and son of the late George and Marion (Kopp) Knowles. Paul leaves behind his 4 daughters Christina Knowles, Stephanie Finley and her husband Jesse, Michelle Carrico and her husband Franklin and Heather Kanabay and her husband Michael. He was also the proud grandfather of William Paul, Claire, Norah, Connor and Austin. He had many brothers and sisters: the late Barbara Ball, Ralph Knowles, the late Marie Gandolfi, the late George Knowles, the late H. James Knowles, Richard Knowles, Patricia Lubold, Lorraine Dauley, and Janice Meagher.

Paul was an avid outdoorsman and was happiest hunting with his dog, fishing on his boat down the Cape, woodworking, gardening, cooking meals for others, making others laugh with his newest inventions, and being with his family.

A memorial service is planned for Wed. May 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller St. Medfield, MA 02052. Visiting hours will be at the Funeral Home the 2 hours preceding the service, 9:30 AM -11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s name may be made to the Massachusetts Outdoor Heritage Foundation. You can donate securely online at, or mail a check to: Mass Outdoor Heritage, P.O. Box 47, Westborough, MA 01581. All funds received in Paul's name will be allocated to Trout in the Classroom, a program that introduces students to the concepts of ecology, population biology, water quality, and conservation; students raise Brook Trout from eggs during the winter, then release them into approved lakes and streams in the spring.