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Emile R. Trahan

Princeton - Emile R. Trahan, 79, passed away at his home in Princeton, MA on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. A gentle, generous, modest man, his loves in life were his family, teaching, painting, fishing, gardening, tennis, reading, traveling, and all things French. He taught at Assumption Prep in Worcester for ten years after graduating from both there and Assumption College. He received his master's at Boston College. He spent the next 27 years as English teacher and department head at Westborough High School. After retirement he started mentorship programs, taught ten grandchildren how to fish and kayak, and was a docent at the Worcester Art Museum. He was a teacher to the end.

Emile was born in Southbridge, MA, son of Emile and Beatrice Trahan. He leaves behind his much loved wife, Holly; his sister Pauline Gifford and Keith Roberts; his brother Robert Trahan; his children Therese and Bryan Kerman, Michelle and Kirk Fasshauer, Denise and Ken Greene, David and Catherine Trahan; their mother Lauria Schoen; his nephew Walter Atwood and Sheila Haley; his stepchildren Caitlin and Donovan Taylor and Vanessa and Trevor O'Driscoll; his grandchildren Tyler, Josh, Andrew, and Timothy Trahan, Bryan and Norman Kerman, Samantha Fasshauer, Gavin Taylor, and Oona and Cormac O'Driscoll; and his great-nephews Ryan and Evan Atwood. He also leaves behind his close friends and neighbors, his many former students, and his favorite cat Pippa.

Emile's memorial service will be Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 at the First Congregational Church on Princeton Common. If you would like to share your memories of him at the service, you are welcome to do so.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Emile's passion bringing art to life for children, the family would like gifts directed to the Youth Scholarship Fund at the Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2017
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