Paul Robert Lambert, 84, of Concord passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Born in Augusta, Maine Sept. 12, 1928, he was the fourth of eight sons to Edouard and Madeleine (Laflamme) Lambert. Raised in Augusta, he attended St. Augustine's Parochial School and Cony High School. As many young men of his generation, he left high school at the age of seventeen to serve in World War II
. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1945 and served honorably in the Asian theater of the war and occupation. After his discharge, he worked for Edwards Manufacturing in Augusta while completing his education receiving his GED and taking the accounting program at Gates Business School. In 1950, he was recalled to active duty and served the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict
December 28, 1950, while on leave, he married Jeannine P. Turgeon and raised six children of his own.
Paul worked for Maine Department of Taxation from 1956 till 1969 leaving as Chief Examiner of the new Income Tax Bureau. In 1970 he became the Deputy Director of the Business Profits Tax with the New Hampshire's Department of Revenue ultimately serving as the Director of the Returns Processing Bureau until 1990 completing his state service with the State Retirement System until his retirement in 1995. After retirement, he was cited by Gov. John H. Lynch for sixteen years of exceptional volunteer service in the Consumer Protection Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.
A strong believer in public service he found time to serve on the St. Augustine Parish Council and the Parish's School Committee and participate in the creation of the St. Augustine Federal Credit Union. He was also a religious instructor for many years. He was an active member of the Calumet Club and one of the founders of its Educational and Literary Foundation.
In New Hampshire he was an active member in the American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester where he spent many hours translating and transcribing research materials. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars
and The Marine Corps League.
Paul was predeceased by his wife, Jeannine, in April, 2008; and his son, James M., in 1981. He was also predeceased by brothers Armand, Martin, Laurent and William.
He is survived by his extended family, including Michael and wife, Diana of Chester, Maine; David of Bow; Ann of Springfield, Va.; Steven and wife, Marty of Ellsworth, Maine; and Peter of Rochester. He is also survived by brothers, John and wife, Audie of Sebring Fla., Louis and wife, Sandra of Hollywood, Calif. and George and wife, Mariette of Kennebunk, Maine; and his grandchildren, Tracy, Jason, Meghan, Katherine, Michael and Nathan; and step-great-granddaughter, Joslyn.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with a memorial service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so, may make a donation to the American Parkinson Disease Association or other