Paul Corey Sr.
SOMERSWORTH — Paul Lewis Corey Sr., 67, of 310 Tri-City Road, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at The Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, after a period of declining health.

Paul was born in Hodgdon, Maine, on Feb. 5, 1942, and was the son of Donald and Juanita (Foster) Corey. He was raised in Hodgdon and was a graduate of Houlton Maine High School.

Paul and his wife, Margaret, had lived in Somersworth for the past nine years, coming from Gonic. Mr. Corey had worked for a time with Spaulding Fiber but had recently retired from Pratt-Whitney in North Berwick, Maine, as a C&C lathe operator after 17 years of service with the company.

Paul enjoyed crossword puzzles, enjoyed sports and had a knack for cooking which he loved to do. He loved his cat, Stuart. But most of all he will be missed by his children and grandchildren, which meant the world to him.

Family members include his wife of 43 years, Margaret "Peggy" (Fitzpatrick) Corey of Somersworth; his sons, Paul Corey Jr. and his wife, Tina, both of Cotton Town, Tenn., and Christopher Corey and his wife, Andrea, both of Rochester. He leaves his daughters, Paulette Brown and her husband, Joseph, both of Somersworth, Ellen Norwood and her husband, Timothy, both of Whitehouse, Tenn., and Heidi Warner and her husband, Vernon, both of Eliot, Maine.

Paul leaves his two brothers, Gary Corey of Houlton, Maine, and Peter Corey of Hodgdon, Maine, and a sister, Sharon Crowder of Houlton, Maine. Other family members include his six grandchildren, Marissa, Jennifer, Kaitlyn, Kasey, Taylor and Lexi; his two stepgrandchildren, Danielle and Randee. He also leaves several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral services will be held in Bernier Gelinas Funeral Home, 49 South St., Somersworth, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Somersworth Food Pantry at 176 W. High Street, Somersworth, NH 03878.

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Published by Foster's Daily Democrat from Sep. 9 to Sep. 10, 2009.
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Mrs. Corey, Paul, Tina and all your family ~
My family sends all our love and prayers to you and may you find comfort sharing fond memories of Mr. Corey...Love and deepest sympathy, Tammy (Drouin) Pierce and
Armand and Tina Drouin
Tammy Pierce
September 12, 2009
My name is Mrs. Cynthis (Stockford) Schmidt. I was a classmate of Paul's. So sorry for your loss and may God's grace give you peace at this time of loss.
September 11, 2009
To Paulette, Peggy, Heidi and the resto fo the Corey Family. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers with you all.
Chris Newberry
September 11, 2009
I'm sorry for your loss Nana. Papa i love you and miss you dearly.
Kaitlyn Norwood
September 11, 2009
The Corey Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Being friends and neighbors in Gonic for many years, and our children growing up together we know how close of a family you are, And I know you'll be there for each other, However please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dana&Roberta Henderson
September 10, 2009
Peggy and Family,

Sorry to hear of your loss, Paul was a wonderful funny man who loved his family dearly!!! He will be greatly missed.
Lori Beatham-Strong
September 10, 2009
Paullette, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Donna Desrosiers (LaBonte)
September 10, 2009
To the Corey family,
Although I have not seen many of you in several years I do remember all the fun times we used to have in good old Gonic. I saw the picture you had of Paul SR. with his obituary and he looks exactly like I remembered him. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. May all your memories help you through this difficult time.

Thoughts and prayers are with you
Tracie (Lemke) Grondin
September 10, 2009
To the Corey Family,

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to your family.

Steve & Cathy Plotkin,Rochester, NH
Steve & Cathy Plotkin
September 10, 2009
Mrs. Corey - I was so sad to hear of Mr. Coreys passing. I didn't realize he had been so sick. I remember growing up in Gonic and Mr. Corey always being so funny and kind. He always had a funny joke or a great story to tell. If he was outside when we rode our bikes by the house, he would always wave and say hello. He was a good man.

You, Mr. Corey, Paulette, Paul, Ellen, Heidi and Christopher are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace Mr. C
September 10, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I will always remember how kind he always was to me and his wonderful smile that he always had on his face. May all the wonderful memories you hold close to your heart help ease the pain in the days and weeks ahead.

My deepest sympathies,
Tracey Dimon McDonough
September 9, 2009
September 9, 2009
To the Corey family

so sorry for your loss you are in our prayers.

[email protected] Brake
della brake
September 9, 2009
Thinking of you and your family during this time.
Donna & Joe Wyman
September 9, 2009
To Mrs Corey, Paulette, Paul, Ellen, Chris and Heidi,

I am so very sorry to hear of your husband/father's passing. He was alot of fun and I remember how much he liked to aggravate me when I was at your house visiting Paulette.

Please know that you are all in my thoughts.

Dawn (Crawford) Collins
September 9, 2009
Peggy and Family so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all
Marie Lane
September 9, 2009

I love you!

Love, Lexi
Lexi Corey
September 9, 2009
Dear Papa,

I love you and I will miss you. I will see you again in Heaven!

I love you.... Taylor
Taylor Corey
September 9, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009

I love and miss you dad, but I know that you are no longer in any pain.

All our love,
Paulette, Joe, and Jennifer
Paulette Brown
September 9, 2009
I am so sorry to learn of your father's passing. It seems like only yesterday that you and Tiffany were little girls. God bless.
Pam Orlandino
Pam Orlandino
September 9, 2009
To Paul, Tina, and Ellen.....
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.....I am so very sorry for your loss.
September 9, 2009
Dear Dad,

I know you're finally able to breathe easy and for that we are grateful. We love you dearly and will miss you. You meant the world to us. We may not have shown it everyday, but I know you left this earth knowing we loved you and stood by you.

Thank you for everything. Please watch over Marissa for us.

We love you.
Heidi, Marissa & Vernon
Heidi Warner
September 9, 2009
Dad~ I am so grateful for the conversation we shared the other day! I take comfort in knowing you are now free from all of the pain. May you now rest in Eternal Peace and know how much we love you! We will meet up again one day.... We Love you Dad. Paul, Tina, Taylor & Lexi
Paul Corey, Jr.
September 9, 2009
Mrs. Corey and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Corey's passing. I remember many years of great times when you lived on Maple St. in Gonic. May the memories of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather comfort you during this sad time.
Sharman (White) Lyons
Sharman Lyons
September 9, 2009
Peggy and family---We are sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Pam and Herb Rhoda
Pam and Herb Rhoda
September 9, 2009
I regret not making more of an effort to contact Paul recently. Peggy, we've only 'met' on FB--I kept watching to see if Paul ever would get on and say hello to any of us...not realizing he was ill. My apology for not picking up the phone...a reluctance I have. I remember Paul from grade school especially. You have my condolences and understanding re the loss you must be experiencing.
Karyn Hannigan
September 9, 2009
Peggy and girls,
Our sympathy goes out to all of you in your loss.
I am praying that God will give you comfort at this difficult time.
Peter and Joyce
Joyce Fitzpatrick
September 9, 2009
I was so sorry to learn of Paul's passing.
I hope you will find much peace in your memories.
Pete Eldredge
September 9, 2009
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