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Paul Arthur Jensen

March 23, 1941 - September 23, 2018

Paul Arthur Jensen Gloucester - Paul A. Jensen, also sometimes known as Paul A. Roby, age 77, died of a heart attack on September 23, 2018.


Paul was born in Wauwatosa, Wis., on March 23, 1941. He graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He toured as a puppeteer, was Artist-in-Residence at Amherst College, and music director at the Weston Playhouse, and taught music at several schools in Massachusetts. He, for a time, lived in New York City, and was active in Shakespeare in the Park, primarily writing music to accompany the plays.

Paul moved to Gloucester in 1991, and opened The Inn at Babson Court in 1999. He was active in theater and music in the North Shore area. In recent years, he could frequently be seen riding his red scooter around Gloucester, jokingly threatening to mow people down with it.

Paul is survived by his husband Donald Roby of Gloucester; his daughter, Heather-Jo Burgess of Lowell, Mass.; twin granddaughters, Sasha Pepicelli and Courtney Burgess; his brother, Edward Jensen of Phoenix, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Eldred and Mildred Jensen.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to The North Shore Health Project at 5 Center Street, Gloucester.

Plans are underway for a memorial concert of Paul's music, but the date and location are not yet determined.
Published on October 1, 2018
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