Louis H. Paquin
CENTRAL FALLS - Louis H. Paquin, 91 of Central Falls, died on Sunday, November 14th at Home & Hospice Care of RI. He was the son of the late Omer J. and Victoria (Goderre) Paquin. He was the beloved husband of Eva (Brule) Paquin to whom he was married in 1947 and who died in 2004.
He attended St. Mathieu's School, Samuel Slater Junior High School and graduated from Central Falls High School in 1937. Subsequently, he took evening classes at Bryant College. He enlisted in the US Army on December 5, 1941, Pearl Harbor Bombing weekend, as a private and remained on duty until May, 1946 when he has reached the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Being recalled to active duty, he served in Korea in 1950-51. He was the first RI State Commander of the Franco-American War Veterans, VFW of Central Falls where he was a member of the Personnel Board for 10 years, and where he was a candidate for mayor in 1946. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Dexter Credit Union. He was a member, past secretary and past president of LeFoyer in Pawtucket. Employed by Monet Jewelers in Providence for 45 years, he retired as manager of its distribution facility in 1983.
Survivors are 7 nieces and nephews and 18 great and great-great grand nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Cecile E. Chadwick.
The funeral will be held Saturday (Nov. 20) at 9:00 AM from the DARLINGTON MORTUARY OF L. HEROUX & SON, 1042 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Matthew Church (Holy Spirit Parish) 1030 Dexter Street, Central Falls. Calling hours will be on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Burial with Military Honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.
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