Paul F. Macri, 65
The Guest Book is expired.
BOSTON MASS. -- Paul F. Macri age 65, died on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Mass. after a courageous fight against leukemia. His family was at his side.
He was born in 1948 in Montour Falls, N.Y., the oldest son of Rocco and Norma Macri. He graduated from Wesleyan University and the University of Maine School of Law. While in law school he was an editor of the Maine Law Review. After law school he clerked for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He was admitted to practice in Maine in 1976, the Maine Bar in 1976, the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit in 1986, and the United States Supreme Court in 1993. It is widely thought to be true among members of the Maine Bar that he argued more cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court than any other private practitioner in Maine history.
For many years he was a partner in Berman Simmons. He was listed in Best Lawyers of America, was a Fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation, The Maine Board of Bar Examiners, the State Court Library Committee, and a trustee of the Androscoggin County Law Library. In 2005, he became only the third Maine lawyer to be inducted into the American Academy of Appellate Attorneys. For a number of years he wrote a legal column for the Sun Journal newspaper.
He was a member of the Androscoggin Chorale for many years, was the founding president of the Maine Music Society, and sang for many years with the a cappella group Top Forty. Music was his passion along with a love of writing, history and literature.
He is survived by his wife Joan; daughter Anne, son Benjamin, daughter-in-law Alise Upitis; grandson Otomars Paul; mother and step-father Norma and George Baldassarre, aunt Ruth Benson; sister Lora Schilder, brother John, sister-in-law Darlene; nieces Elena and Nicole Schilder, Rachel Sempler, nephew Dan Macri as well as his extended family and many friends.
A service will be held at the Bates Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.
In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to:
The Cutler Stem Cell
Research Fund at the
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
in Boston Massachusetts
in honor of Paul Macri.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 14, 2014