MANCHESTER - Paul E. Caron, 92, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Pittsfield.
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Mr. Caron was born on June 3, 1920, in Manchester, the son of the late Anatole and Lucinda (Lamy) Caron. He was a lifelong resident of Manchester.
For over 50 years he owned and operated Caron Box & Lumber Company, which started as a wooden box maker for shipping ammunition in World War II and later expanded to making wooden boxes that shipped goods throughout the United States. At the height of his business, he employed 45 men and was a fixture of the Manchester business community.
Mr. Caron was a communicant and volunteer at Blessed Sacrament Church, for over 45 years. He also volunteered at Bel-Air Nursing Home, in Goffstown.
His hobbies and interests were fishing with his wife and friends, and spending time with his family.
Members of his family include his daughter, Suzanne D. Croteau, of Manchester; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rita Vezina and Juliette Hemond, both of Manchester, Madeline Blake of Amherst, Pauline Beaudoin of California; many nieces and nephews; also, his longtime dedicated caregiver, Marian Rouceo, of Pittsfield. Mr. Caron was predeceased by his wife Irene (Roux) Caron, and his daughter, Paulette Gagnon.
services: Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., corner of Union Street in Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 15 Elm St., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
Donations may be made to Sisters of Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, 03104, in memory of Mr. Caron.
The Phaneuf Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To view an online memorial go to www.phaneuf.net.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes
243 Hanover Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 24, 2012