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.