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Paul Edward Berthiaume Sr.


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Paul Edward Berthiaume Sr. Obituary
Paul Edward Berthiaume, Sr. Jul. 1, 1930 - Jul. 4, 2014 BROOKLYN - Paul Edward Berthiaume, Sr., 84, of Brooklyn passed away July 4, 2014 at Backus Hospital surrounded by his family. Paul was born July 1, 1930, the son of the late Edward and Eva Berthiaume of Danielson. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Gloria Berthiaume of Brooklyn, his daughter Deborah Gill and husband Patrick of West Virginia, his son Paul Berthiaume, Jr. and wife Catherine of Lebanon, his son Mark Berthiaume and wife Muriel of Brooklyn, son Gary Berthiaume and wife Gail of Thompson, son Steven Berthiaume and girlfriend Bernadette Schuster of Danielson, son John Berthiaume and wife Ann of Dayville, daughter Michelle Viens and husband Jonathan of Danielson. He also leaves behind his ten loving grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Georgette Pappas of Danielson. He is predeceased by his brother Armand Berthiaume of Brooklyn. Paul graduated from Providence College in 1952. He was a member of the National Guard from 1947 to 1950 and the Army from 1953 to 1955. Paul taught at the Brooklyn school from 1956 to 1999 where he received the Teacher of the Year Award in 1991. After that he taught several classes for many years at QVCC in the Learning In Retirement Program. After his family first, was his love of teaching, going to the Thompson Speedway with his boys and grandsons, watching the Red Sox, listening to Country Music, and watching old movies. Paul was a life member of the American Legion and the Elks. He was also involved in the Little League and Senior Leagues in the 60's and 70's. Paul gave 16 years of service to the American Legion Post 21 Ambulance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at St. James Church, 12 Franklin St., Danielson. There are no calling hours. A private burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made and his memory to the LIR Scholarship Fund, c/o Monique Wolanin, QVCC Foundation, 742 Upper Maple Street, Dayville, CT or the . To share a memory with his family, Light a Candle" at www.smithandwalkerfh.com
Published in Norwich Bulletin on July 8, 2014
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