Of Waltham, passed away peacefully Sunday morning February 21st, 2021 after a long illness at the age of 72.
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Born on October 24, 1948 in Newton; beloved son of the late Charles Papia and Rose A. (Arcuri) Papia. Lou has been a lifelong resident of Waltham.
Lou attended Waltham High Vocational School; and had been employed as an Auto Mechanic throughout his life.
He loved motorcycles and had a passion for riding anywhere and everywhere on his own Harley. He also enjoyed going Deer hunting as well.
Lou had been a longtime member of the Sons of Italy Dante Algheri Lodge in Waltham and the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post #156 in Waltham.
His family and his friends were always first and foremost; he cherished the time spent with everyone; especially his grandchildren. He had a special way about him that attracted friends from all over. He will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege to call him a friend.
He is survived by his children Lisa J. Papia of Waltham and Louis J. Papia Jr. of Newton; his grandchildren Jessica Morrison and T.J. Morrison; his brothers Charles Papia and his wife Susan of New Hampshire; Thomas Papia and his wife Diane of Maynard; and James "Jay"Papia and his wife Paula of Newton. In addition he is survived by many nieces & nephews.
Dear brother of the late Carolyn Gonelli.
For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time; and for those who wish to pay their respects to Louis and his family can do so in accordance with CDC, Federal, State and Local guidelines during Visiting Hours prior to the services on Monday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Service in celebration of Lou's life will follow at 6:00 p.m. Due to the on-going pandemic, we ask that friends please be mindful and respectful of current limitations in regard to social gatherings.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 209 W Central St, Natick, MA 01760.
For those who wish to pay their final respects, but are unable to attend, please be sure to sign the guestbook at www.BrascoFuneralHome.com.