Zita M. Paul
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PORTLAND - Zita M. Paul, 80, died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Zita was born in Emertsham, Germany on Dec. 27, 1937, the daughter of the late Franz and Cecilia Strobl. She attended schools in Germany. At the age of 17, Zita moved to the United States to be near her sister.

On May 25, 1974, she married the love of her life Frank J. Paul Jr. at St. Patrick's Church in Portland where together they continued to make their home.

Zita worked for many years in the retail business as a sales clerk and department manager at W.T. Grants Company until it closed. She was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Hope Parish (St. Pius X) where she was very active in church activities including alter server, Eucharistic Minister, and working on the church fair. She was a member of the German Club, a square dancing club, and the Accordion Plus Band for several years. Zita will be remembered as a caring, unselfish, and talented person who was always willing to give a helping hand to others.

Zita was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Hoelzlhammer. She is survived by her loving husband, Frank J. Paul, Jr. of Portland; a sister Wilhelmina and her husband Robert Flaherty of Cape Elizabeth, a brother Manfred and his wife Renate Strobl of Germany; several nieces and nephews.B

Visiting hours celebrating Zita's life will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave, Portland. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. To view Zita's memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.


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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 5, 2018.
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December 11, 2018
My sincere condolences on your loss to Frank and family.
Mark Jordan
December 9, 2018
Remembering the fun we had at Square dancing & thinking of the family at this difficult time.
Carolyn Richards
December 8, 2018
Miss Zita I will miss our weekly visits listening to the German polkas which you so enjoyed. My thoughts and condolences to Frank and family.
Tammy Creamer
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December 8, 2018
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
December 6, 2018
Aunt Zita taught me how to crochet when I was 8 years old. It's a skill I still have today.
Marcy Francis
December 5, 2018
Our thoughts and condolences to Frank and Zita's family. We have wonderful memories of fun times with Zita playing the accordion, keyboard and broom. God Bless, Rena, Bruce and all the Fullerton family
Rena and Bruce Fullerton
December 5, 2018
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the death of your dear love one may God give you strength to endure this most difficult time please read John 6:40
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