TCAN Mourns Loss of Former Board Member Paul R. McKinley


TCAN lost a dear friend last week when former TCAN Board member Paul McKinley of Natick, MA passed away suddenly at the age of 68.

As a member of the Town of Natick’s Board of Selectmen, Paul played an instrumental role in the negotiation and sale of Natick’s Central Firehouse to TCAN, a process that lasted well over two years. Paul also made the final motion to approve the sale in April of 2001, which was approved by a majority of the Board.

Following his term on Natick's Board of Selectmen, Paul later joined the TCAN Board of Directors and served for five years, from 2006 to 2010. He continued working as an active volunteer for the organization until his sad passing, most recently helping to plan and produce TCAN’s 2016 Annual Member Night event.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Paul played jazz piano and was an avid music lover. He attended concerts frequently at TCAN with his wife Lucy, with a special interest in jazz and acappella performances.

Paul’s dedication to the arts, his intelligence and sense of humor will be greatly missed by our staff and volunteers, and current members of our Board of Directors.

The family has generously requested that expressions of sympathy be made in Paul’s memory to The Center for Arts in Natick. Donations may be made online at


Friends Remember former Natick selectman Paul McKinley
Metrowest Daily News, May 31, 2016

Obituary – Paul R. McKinley
Boston Globe - May 31, 2016