Paul F. J. McAlduff died, after a long illness, comfortably in his home with family members on September 23rd. He was the beloved husband of Linda M.(Rapoza Renaud) McAlduff. He is survived by his sons, Paul S. McAlduff, his wife Sunhwa Rhee and their daughter Sarah Yuri living in South Korea and Kenneth E. Renaud II and his wife Rachel, previously from Plymouth. He is predeceased by his daughter Dawn Daley of Plympton, whose family members include her husband Peter Daley and their two sons, Justin and Michael. Other family members include Paul’s sister, Roberta Medal and her deceased husband Hector, formerly of Kingston, and the late Chester (Sonny) McAlduff of Dorchester. Paul is also survived by many nieces, nephews from three generations.
Mr. Paul McAlduff was the son of the late Chester and Margaret (Brehm) McAlduff. He was educated in Boston Public Schools and Christopher Columbus High School under the tutelage of the Jesuit priests. He continued his education in California and Florida while working various jobs to support his young family. Returning to Massachusetts, Paul began his career as a truck driver, first locally with companies such as Stop & Shop and Marshall’s, then cross country under his own business of Acme Trucking. He was a proud member of Teamsters Local 25 and participated in many statewide rallies. His national highlight was a trip to Washington rally with unions across the country in opposition to the NAFTA treaty. Paul also photographed this event for Local 25, as well as many others.
Photography was one of Mr. McAlduff’s passions since he was a teenager, mastering many cameras throughout his lifetime. His personal art photography usually centered around nature and antique or crumbling structures. His volunteer photography encompassed so many events in Plymouth and the surrounding areas over the last 25 years. You may have seen him sitting on the side of the road during Plymouth’s Thanksgiving Day Parades. His professional photography began when he and his wife Linda created their marketing business, Brite I. Deers, and his photography business, Paul McAlduff Photography. Paul and Linda were hired by Atlantic Communications Group from Flourtown, Pennsylvania to work on various Chamber of Commerce directories throughout Massachusetts, including the Plymouth Area Chamber for a number of years. Paul McAlduff Photography recently focused on municipal and school building construction throughout the state required for LEED certification.
In addition to photography, Paul F. J. McAlduff’s hometown of Plymouth was a great passion. He dedicated over 20 years of endless volunteer service to the town including: Plymouth Planning Board, 20 years, Plymouth Building and Construction Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Cedarville Steering Committee, and Town Meeting Representative. People that knew Paul realized that he cared deeply about Plymouth and worked hard to make it a better place to live, work, and play. As an inherited member of the Boston Catholic Cemetery Association, Paul learned the value of a crematory for Plymouth’s revenue stream. Mr. McAlduff was the key figure instrumental in the construction of the Plymouth crematory. Also, a highlight of his political passion was the positive Proposition 2 ½ override vote to construct two new high schools and the Center for Active Living. Paul and Linda, then chair of the Plymouth School Committee, and countless others volunteered their time and energy and worked tirelessly holding signs, getting signatures and convincing people all three facilities would improve education and quality of life in the town of Plymouth.
Lastly, Paul McAlduff cared deeply about people, animals and nature. His good, larger-than- life friend and cohort, Jeffrey Luce recruited Paul to serve on the Cape Cod and Islands March of Dimes Board of Directors and help fundraise for the National Marine Life Center. With his role with the March of Dimes, Paul worked with town and state officials to light up the Plymouth Rock portical in pink and blue for premature birth awareness. What a sight to see! For the National Marine Life Center annual fundraiser, The Mermaid Ball, both Jeff Luce and Paul dressed up as pirates, with Jeff as Captain Morgan and Paul as Blackbeard. What a pair of heartfelt houligans! And finally, his love for animals is evident in his long standing dedication to Gayle Fitzpatrick and the Friends of the Plymouth Pound. His commitment to the dogs and cats in need of homes, shelter and medical care spanned over 25 years. You would see Paul every year at the Annual Walk for the Animals organizing and cooking hamburgers and hot dogs. A feat never to be repeated was his design and construction of the FPP Wizard of Oz themed float “There’s No Place Like Home” in one of the first Thanksgiving Day Parades. Of course, Paul had to be the Wiz.
Visiting hours in the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home 619 State Rd. Plymouth (Manomet) on Sunday, October 2nd, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Funeral mass will be held Monday, 10/3, 10 am at St. Bonaventure’s Church, Plymouth (Manomet). Memorial donations in Paul McAlduff’s name can be made to: Friends of the Plymouth Pound, P.O. Box 578, Manomet, MA 02345 or go online to

Kathy Cartmell-Sirrico

Funeral Director

Kathy has been a lifelong resident of Plymouth and grew up in the funeral business. After graduating from Plymouth Carver High in 1974, she earned her Funeral Director’s license at the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. After her father’s retirement in 1985, Kathy took over his business. She was selected by the Governor of Massachusetts to serve on the State Division of Professional Licensure under the board of Funeral Directing and Embalming for several years which included a position as Chairman. Kathy also served on CURA Visiting Nurses, Cranberry Hospice, and Plymouth Public Library as a board member. Kathy also served on committees for St. Mary Parish in Plymouth. She was the first woman President for the Plymouth Kiwanis. In addition, she also was deployed to St. Charles Parish and New Orleans as a Mortuary Officer for DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) following the events of Hurricane Katrina. Kathy is the proud mother of twins and grandmother of two. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, family and her dog Morticia.

Paul Santos

Funeral Director

Paul has been a Plymouth native his entire life. He graduated from Plymouth-Carver Regional High School Class of 1971. He attended Massasoit Community College and received a degree in Business Administration. Paul had an interest in the Funeral Industry and decided to attend the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. He received his funeral directing license in 1975. Paul apprenticed with a local funeral home from 1974-1976. His career took another turn where he became a Sergeant for the Massachusetts Department of Correction. Paul has been retired for the past few years and has rejoined the funeral industry here at Cartmell-Davis. He is a Communicant of St Joseph Church in Kingston as well as a Eucharist Minster. Paul served on the Plymouth Board of Health for eight years where he also served as Chairman for two of those years. Paul is active in the community and is a member of the American Legion Post 40 SAL Squadron, Past Vice President for the Unity Club and is also a member of the Seaside Club, the Hill Top Club, the Columbo Club, the Young America Club. Paul is also a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #4480 in Kingston, MA.

Seth Silveira

Funeral Director

Seth has been working with Cartmell-Davis since 2018 and is a recent graduate of Cape Cod Community College, earning his degree in Mortuary Science. A strong sense of service to the elderly and disabled person, he has advocated for their independent living and safe homes prior to joining the funeral home. Seth is a graduate of UMass Dartmouth, Charlton School of Business. In his spare time, Seth enjoys golf, playing the guitar and volunteering as a youth baseball umpire.

Heidie L. Grant

Funeral Director, Licensed Insurance Agent, Certified Funeral Celebrant

Heidie (Lawrence) Grant has worked in the funeral service business for over twenty-five years. She enjoys working with a dedicated, caring and generous staff of people who believe that assisting families during their difficult time is top priority. She believes in meeting and exceeding all expectations throughout the entire funeral planning process and doing whatever possible to make it easier for the family.

Mary Aveni

Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Celebrant

Mary is happy to be back home in Plymouth after living and working on the North Shore of Boston in a well-known funeral home for the past 30 years. Mary attended Plymouth-Carver High School Class of 1980. Following graduation, she attended the New England Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences where she earned her degree in Funeral Service. She joined the Cartmell-Davis team in 2017 and has reacquainted with the community, family and friends. Mary knew her pathway at a young age. Her desire to help people with compassion, comfort and respect has guided her love for funeral service. Mary was asked by NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association) to offer her assistance immediately following the events of September 11th, 2001. Mary worked diligently with DNA Specialists and Families helping them through a horrific time in our nation’s history. Mary is one of four siblings and has 2 nephews. Mary is a proud member of the Plymouth Arts Center. On time off, Mary relaxes by the sand or surf but is always up for listening to music, taking in an art show or seeing a play and spending time with friends and family.

Daniel R. Holland

Care Center Manager, Funeral Director

Dan is a proud graduate of Plymouth North High School Class of 2000. His desire to work with families and the community lead him to attend the Funeral Institute of the Northeast upon his graduation. As a former Mortuary Officer with DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team), he has helped families find closure in the worst times such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Continental Flight 3407 disaster in Buffalo, NY. Dan has been recognized as the top “40 under 40” by the Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine (2017). Always willing to learn, Dan is busy attending classes and seminars to better serve the funeral profession and families. Actively involved in the Lions Club (Past President), you can find him out with his dog Harper, or working on his home with his husband Chris.

Kenneth Dooley

Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth began his career in International Banking in New York City. After 25 years, he decided to start a new career as a business owner in Key West. After 20 years in the event business Kenneth and his husband Peter decided to sell their business. As a recent transplant to Plymouth, Kenneth has joined us in his new position as CFO. Kenneth brings to the table 40 years of accounting and business expertise to our family business focusing on the day to day financial operations.

Jeffrey D. LaForest

Funeral Assistant, After Care Coordinator, Vice President / Owner

Jeff has been part of the Cartmell-Davis family his entire life as cousin to Kathy Cartmell Sirrico. Experienced as a funeral apprentice, he lends a hand, offers an ear to listen and guides survivors to celebrating a life in his work as After Care Coordinator. Jeff believes that “each family grieves differently; no family grieves the same”. Jeff is a former Flight Attendant/Recruiter who retired after a 30 year career with American Airlines. Pairing his knowledge of both the funeral and airline industry, he compassionately cared for the crew members families that lost a loved one following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. In addition, Jeff is a former Mortuary Officer of DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) and was deployed to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina where he assisted in recovery efforts. He is a cantor/soloist for St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth. Jeff is a proud Uncle to several nieces and nephews, loves spending time with family, friends and his husband John and their two dogs Shelby and M’Lynn.

John J. Vincent, Jr.

Funeral Director and Insurance Agent, President / Owner

A lifelong Plymouth native, John is actively involved in the community with leadership roles with the Lions Club, St. Joseph’s Council #4480, Knights of Columbus, Old Colony Club, Young America Club and the Portuguese Continental Union Lodge #1 Plymouth. Equally, he is dedicated to serving his funeral profession as a member of the Board of Directors for the MA Funeral Directors Association and as a Mortuary Officer with DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) for FEMA. If asked, John would say the most rewarding part of his work is serving families during the most difficult times by listening and helping them through the healing process. He loves being part of a team that shares his compassionate manner and celebratory service. During time off, John loves living in the Pinehills Community with his husband, Jeff, and their two dogs, Shelby and M’Lynn, traveling, the sunshine and spending time with friends.