Paul T. McNeece, who had worked as a newsroom manager for United Press International in New York City for many years and lived during his retirement on Roosevelt Road in Montauk and in Myrtle Beach, S.C., died on Feb 21 of a heart attack, said his partner of more than 70 years, James C. Anthony. He was 89.
Mr. McNeece was a son of Vincent J. McNeece and the former Margaret Coffey. He was born on June 9, 1922, in Holyoke, Mass.
In addition to Mr. Anthony, he is survived by six nieces and three nephews.
An obituary for him that appeared in the Springfield, Mass., newspaper The Republican said that a brother, Vincent McNeece, and a sister, Mary Digris, died before him, as did his parents.
He was described in the Massachusetts obituary as a “consummate cook, reader, collector, and devoted to causes of the less fortunate.”
Mr. McNeece was cremated, and his ashes were buried at St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery in Holyoke on Friday, following a Mass at Our Lady of the Cross Catholic Church there.
Memorial donations have been suggested to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Box 901, Wainscott 11975.