Obituary: Paul Vasconcellos, Retired Assistant Dean of Students

Paul Vasconcellos
Paul Vasconcellos

Paul Vasconcellos, 69, of Amherst, retired assistant dean of students, died Dec.9.

Born Oct. 16, 1948, in New Bedford, he began his full-time employment at UMass Amherst as a head of residence in the Orchard Hill / Central Residential Area in 1982. He was later a staff associate in Housing Services before moving to the Dean of Students Office. He retired in 2008 as assistant dean of students.  

He was presented a Chancellor’s Citation Award in 2004.

He is survived by his brothers, Donald and George.

A celebration of his life will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst, on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cooley Dickenson VNA and Hospice, 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton 01060.