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Paulette Blanche (Epinal) Maggiolo 1922 - 2018

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September 16, 2018
I'm devastated by the loss of our great auntie Paulette.

Such an incredible destiny she had, this girl of Ballon, who spoke english fluently, entered the French resistance and led the American tanks in Le Mans.

I had the pleasure and honour to meet her twice in my life, the last one being a decade ago. Each time we met was so intense, full of emotion.
She was an affectionate and very smart person, always humble AND funny, who dedicated her life in helping youngsters dealing with drug issues.
She also wrote realistic novels (I can clearly remember her casually telling me, about The Guilty Teacher, "Oh, it's about 93% autobiographical!").
I dearly regret not having had the opportunity to visit her in the US.

All my sincerest condolences to her friends and family. May she rest in peace.

So long, dear Auntie...
September 09, 2018
I met my great great aunt Paulette a big decade ago in Le Mans when she was searching a bookstore for presenting a french translation of her book the guilty teacher . As I was helping her for promoting her works, i was much enlightened by her energy and joyness. She had such an incredible and rich life experience since the France during WW2 when she was engaged in Resistance against the Nazis. Indeed at the end of the war, as one of the few people able to speak fluently english in the city of Le Mans ( she was firstly an english teacher before being scholar), she was an interpret and guided the US Army for entering and freed the town. The 8 august 1944, she was seated on the convoy with soldiers crossing the now named Avenue de la Libération to reach the last intact bridge on the Sarthe river for entering in the city center
Then after she moved to USA for a very long chapter of life where she lived many events rich enough to write many movies scripts. There in US, she never forgot her french roots and was proud of it. Always philantropist in her mind and well aware of human rights in US I'm sure she always has a big heart there and was present for all people around her.

Requiem in Pace, Dear aunt Paulette, God bless you. Thank you so much for meeting my family in France and talking about ancient times. We will never forget you.

All my sincere condolences for her close family there in US.
September 07, 2018
I was blessed to get to know Paulette. She was so kind , sweet and very intellengent. My God give you peace and comfort in your loss!
September 06, 2018
God bless you Mrs. Maggiolo! I loved your classes. You had a tremendous impact on my life--I spent a summer with a French family because of you, studied French in university because of you, went to Montreal because of you and there I met my future husband. Your life was a blessing to many of us. I will never forget you.
September 04, 2018
It was my privilege to know her during her brief tenure as my patient several years ago. I so enjoyed walking around the block for lunch in her French country kitchen! She was simply charming, and I will never forget her.
August 31, 2018
When she was a teacher during my time as a student at Leonia High School she was well respected. When I returned to my alma mater as a Spanis teacher she was my Department Chair, colleague and friend. What a wonderful woman! My condolences to her family.
Susan Liccardo Shanno
August 31, 2018
Bon voyage ma petite Paulette, 'l'autrice', qui m'a bien ensigne' la plus belle langue du monde. Merci, merci, merci encore.
August 31, 2018
She was an exceptional high school French teacher! Caring, patient, interesting, she brought France to us in class! My sincerest condolences to her family. ❤
August 31, 2018
I treasure the days I sat around her dining room table, improving my French and hearing her stories of war-time France. She was a true original. Adieu, Madame.
August 30, 2018
She was a wonderful teacher. I loved her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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