my hero, my dad,

The greatest man, my dad, my hero

Wow! When I think of my father (Paul Ochoa) so many wonderful things come to mind. He has opened his heart and his home to our large and loving family. He has raised 6 children. If you know my family we are anything but typical.(I couldn’t imagine it any other way). Over the years his home, has housed many family members, his children, nieces, nephews, grand children and great nieces and nephews. I’m sure I have forgotten a few. My father has supported his family both financially and emotional. My dad has worked very hard to provide for us. He has been employed at Watertown’s Air Brake for the past 39 years. Put that isn’t his only job. Over the years he has become OUR FAMILY electrician, gardener, chef, carpenter, mechanic, rental car/ taxi service. Oh have I mentioned that he is OUR FAMILY bank/ loan officer (if we ever get around to paying him back). He also is a loving HUSBAND, FATHER, UNCLE, & GRANDPA. I have two extraordinary parents they are my heroes/ guardian angels. If you are fortunate to have ever meet them or know them, you then may have some idea of why I would call them heroes. My father (Paul Ochoa) may not be famous, or a world leader, he may not have great fortune. But he is quite wealthy and content in the most important ways. He has the love and respect of his family! He has touched the lives of everyone he knows. My father is generous, adored, blessed, sympathetic, thoughtful, loving, forgiving, kind, big hearted, wise,….. I could go on and on. I am so proud to have him as my father.I would like my father to win this contest, but if he doesn’t I won’t be sad, anger, or upset. Because he has won the Biggest Contest, The World’s Best Dad!

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Karen and Bill Canell says ... on Saturday, Jun 20 at 10:17 AM

Oh Mary you are so right, I have known and loved both Betty and Paul for over 35 years We have laughed together and have cryed together Paul has open loving arms and a smile that makes you feel warm Wonderful friends for life Bless them

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Kathy Robinson says ... on Friday, Jun 19 at 5:46 PM

I have known Paul since before Mary was born. Not only is he all the wonderful things Mary says, He is also the best guy friend a gal could ever have. I love him and Betty with all my heart and win or lose, you will always be #1 to us, Paul.

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Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jun 19 at 1:25 PM

how right you are i dont know of many men who would have taken that much on and not become crazyin the process kudos to him also your mother betty she took on the burden also and survived it all kudos to her also

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Betty1979 says ... on Friday, Jun 19 at 12:28 PM

My daughter Mary wrote this story about her dad. She is so right about the comments she made about him.He is an awesome husband and father. He helped me bring up my neices and nephews,all without a second thought. He is a special man. One of a kind.

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