Ashfield-Paul Edward Bacon, 68, died peacefully at the home he created for himself and his family in Ashfield, on a beautiful fall day, October 28, 2021. Born in Northampton on October 8, 1953, the son of Lois (Mollison) Bacon and the late Hiram E. Bacon. Paul grew up in Goshen and was a graduate of the Williamsburg High School class of 1971. He began working for the family business Bacon GMC and also for a time worked along with his father-in-law William Whitehouse. In 1977, he started Bacon‘s Equipment, on 29 Goshen Rd. in Willliamsburg, where the business has continually grown in over 40 years of operation. He also has been part of Bacon‘s Package Store and Gas Station in Williamsburg and JMS Auto Parts.
Paul was well respected by all his customers, because he truly cared not only about the product he was selling but also about them individually. Throughout his many years of being in business he attributed much of his success to working with his beloved late wife Shirley (Whitehouse) Bacon.
Paul was a man who loved the antique cars, he also collected a very diverse assortment of older motorized equipment, seeing the beauty in anything made out of iron, where most people would drive by and say, boy he’s got a lot of junk.
In addition to spending his time in Ashfield, he usually spent six months in the last 10 years wintering in Danville, Kentucky.
He will be dearly missed by his companion and fiancé of 6+ years Susan E. Decoteau. His beloved mother Lois Bacon of Goshen, his daughter Michelle and her husband George Paradee of Eastampton, his son James and his wife Karen along with their children Drew, Allison and Ryan of Ashfield. Paul also leaves his brother Dennis Bacon Worthington his sisters Cindy and her husband Rich Kelley of Northampton and Virginia and her husband Norman Kelley of Pennsylvania. Paul will be missed also by his niece Emeline Bean and his nephew Liam Kelley and a great nephew Jackson Bean. Paul was fond of his canine companions, Jax and Shelby
There will also be a big hole to fill now that Paul is missing for all the friends that he has made and kept throughout the years of his life, let it be known that he appreciated each person genuinely, and fully.
Calling hours will be held this Friday at the Williamsburg Funeral Home 3 South Main St in Haydevnille, MA 01039 from 5 to 8 PM. The Family would like to thank the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, also Baystate Medical Center for the excellent care provided to Paul in the last two years and VNA and Hospice of Northampton. A private burial will be held at a later time at the family plot in the Ashfield Cemetery.
Please omit flowers and make a donation in Paul’s name to the American Heart Association or to a charity of one’s choice to help someone less fortunate.