BARRE CITY - Paul J. Shadroui, 93, of College Street passed away after a brief illness at his home surrounded by family.
Born in Barre on Sept. 2, 1915, he was the son of Joseph and Maryanna (Jaffer) Shadroui.
Paul attended Barre schools and was a graduate of Spaulding High School, class of 1934.
An avid athlete he was elected to the All-State football team. He also enjoyed skiing, swimming and tennis.
Prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1941, he attended Holy Cross University and assisted in the family business, J.G. Shadroui Grocery and Confectionary Company.
He served as a master-sergeant in the Army Tank Corp under Gen. George Patton and took part in the Battle of the Bulge.
After discharge in 1946, he returned to Barre and with brother John established a wholesale beverage distributorship and later owned and operated Paul's Sundries.
After obtaining a real estate license he owned and operated Paul J. Shadroui Real Estate in partnership with his wife. After her retirement he continued as an active realtor well into his 80s.
He was president of the Central Vermont Multiple Listing Service, a director of the Central Vermont Board of Realtors, a charter member of the Barre Kiwanis Club, active in the Barre Basketball Tournament Committee, Star of Lebanon Society and the annual Lebanese dinners. He received many club and organizational awards. He was a life-long member of St. Monica Church.
In 1950, he married Madeleine Romanos who predeceased him in 1984.
Survivors include four children - Paula Shadroui Frost (Rock) of Richmond; Joseph Shadroui (Larry Bowling) of Charlestown, Mass.; Maggie Shadroui (Stephen Sawyer) of Vergennes; Marianna Boivin (Paul) of Addison; as well as grandchildren, Jesse Shadroui Sawyer and Aimée Madeleine Boivin. He is also survived by one brother, Richard Shadroui of Barre, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family in Canada, France, Germany, Costa Rica, Greece and throughout the United States.
He was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters, Hannet Acker, George Shadroui, Celia Shediac, John Shadroui, Alfred Shadroui, Freda Hopson and Peter Shadroui.
He enjoyed spending time with family at his camp at Joe's Pond. He was a man devoted to family, community, and faith and will be sadly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrate his life on Monday, June 1, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Burial will be in St. Monica Cemetery in Barre.
Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, on Sunday, May 31, 2009, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Barre Kiwanis Club Charitable Fund or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are in care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.