Paul Koziell

SCARBOROUGH – Paul Koziell passed away on Oct. 5, 2022 in a tragic accident. Paul was dedicated to his family, was involved in many facets of the Scarborough community and was a supporter and promoter of the construction industry.

Paul was born on Oct. 14, 1967 in Claremont, N.H. to Boleslaw Koziell and Florence (Derosiers) Koziell. He attended Newport schools, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, where he met the love of his life, Denise Morrison, then continued his education at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Mass., graduating in 1993.

Paul worked as an associate clerk for a small law firm in Boston, Mass. before starting his own law practice in 1995 in Brookline, Mass. In 2001 he moved to Maine with his family and became an associate with Drummond & Drummond in Portland. In 2004 he joined CPM Constructors of Freeport as one of the family members running the business. He became president of CPM Constructors in 2016.

While he was successful and well regarded in both the legal profession and construction industry, Paul was most proud of his family. He loved spending time with them at the beach, watching their sporting events, biking, camping, golfing, lobstering and traveling. The family especially enjoyed spring trips to Florida, where they would spend time with family and friends enjoying the Floridian sunshine.

Paul participated in several Trek Across Maine biking events with his brother, Peter and friend, Tim. He also coached daughter, Sophia and son, Nicholas in community service soccer and basketball in Scarborough.

In 2011 Paul led the effort in Scarborough to develop a plan and garner approval for a new intermediate school to replace the existing aging and unhealthy building. The voters agreed and the new Wentworth School was finished in 2015 and included a plaque honoring Paul and his dedication to the community.

In the construction industry, Paul was active in many organizations, serving as President of Maine Better Transportation in 2016, continuing to serve on the MBTA board, and playing a major part in raising money for the MBTA Education Foundation to support scholarships for students studying in transportation-related fields. He also served on the 2020 Blue Ribbon Commission to Continue Studying and Recommend Funding Solutions for the State’s Transportation Systems.

Paul was predeceased by his father, Boleslaw Koziell.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Denise Morrison; daughter, Sophia Koziell, son, Nicholas Koziell; mother, Florence Koziell; brother, Peter Koziell; mother-in-law, Dianne Morrison; sisters-in-law Natalie Koziell, Stacey Morrison and Susan Morrison, brother-in-law, Timothy Ouellette; and nieces and nephews Isabella, Abigail, Zachary, and Isiah.

Relatives, friends and business associates are invited to attend a time of visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. in Portland. To send a tribute in Paul’s memory please visit

In lieu of any flowers, Paul’s family requests that donations be made to the Maine Better Transportation Assocaition (MBTA)

Educational Foundation

in his name.

If you wish to make a donation please include an optional note in the preferred payment section and include “In honor of Paul Koziell”.

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