PAUL FOLSOM HEALD - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Paul F. Heald, a very unique and wonderful person, died peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013, in the presence of friends. Paul was born in Lewiston, Maine, on Nov. 16, 1936, the son of Charlene (Folsom) Tebbits) and Joseph John Harrington. His father died in 1937 and his mother remarried Almon F. Heald, who later adopted him. Paul was a descendent of John Fousham (Folsom) of England who came to New England in 1621. Paul graduated from Burlington High School in 1955 and from the University of Vermont in 1976 with a double major in Asian studies and philosophy. Later he earned a Masters in historic preservation at UVM. He founded Foulsham Farms Real Estate in 1961, specializing in distinctive and unique properties throughout the Lake Champlain Valley. Paul had an active life with many interests, including the arts, conservation, and all things international. He was a founding board member of the Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Vermont Chapter of the National Audubon Society, and on the boards of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Burlington Civic Trust, Preservation Burlington, and the Vermont Tibetan Resettlement Program. In addition to his extensive travels through Europe and Asia, at his beloved farmhouse Paul hosted numerous international students, refugees, and a wide assortment of people who quickly became devoted friends. He also had a life long interest in horticulture, raising hundreds of varieties of plants in his greenhouse. Paul leaves his brother, Joseph J. Heald and wife, Pam; nephews, James Heald and wife, Deb, and Joseph J. Heald Jr. and wife, Jill, all of Milton; his niece, Lisa Heald of Burlington; as well as many cousins. He also leaves his close friends of the Friday Night Leunig's group, and a multitude of friends both local and around the world. There will be a celebration of Paul's wonderful life in the fall. Arrangements are in care of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, 85 S. Prospect St., Burlington,VT 05405; or Vermont Symphony Orchestra, 2 Church St., Suite 3B, Burlington VT 05401.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 26, 2013