OBITUARY

H. Paul Carbonneau

August 5, 1930April 23, 2019
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Lewiston – H. Paul Carbonneau, 88, of Boston Ave. was reunited with his wife, Lauretta, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He passed at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Lewiston on August 5, 1930, son to the late Henry A. and Anna Bureau Carbonneau. Paul was educated in local schools and graduated from St. Dom’s in the class of 1948. On May 11, 1957, Paul married his devoted wife Lauretta M. Comeau. They settled in her family home on Boston Ave. where they raised their four children. She predeceased him on September 29, 2016.

He was a hard working man his entire life. As a young man he worked in his family’s local businesses. He then worked for forty years at Seltzer & Rydholm, retiring as the Director of Corporate Sales. He loved his work and was respected by all his coworkers for his dedication. After his retirement, he worked many more years for L.L. Bean.

Paul was strong in the Catholic faith. He celebrated Mass every day, was a Eucharistic Minister and taught CCD. He generously shared his devotion, not only with his family, but also by participating in a prison ministry for many years. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus.

Paul was a consummate athlete. He loved golf, especially with his friends in the senior league at Prospect Hill. He was an excellent tennis player, bowler and enjoyed table tennis. He was an avid walker and exercised daily. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor his entire life. His one liners always put a smile on everyone’s face and he was still doing so with his nurses in his final days. The sincerity with which Paul offered his love to his family, friends and Church was unique. He will be deeply missed by all.

Paul is survived by his four children, Andre Carbonneau and his fiancée, Kathleen Libby, of Auburn, Anne Killam and her husband, Glen, of Contoocook, NH, Suzanne Davis and her husband, John, of Mechanic Falls and Louis Carbonneau and his wife, Marci Phillips, of New York, NY; his six grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Ficaro, of CT; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife and eleven brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday May 3, from 4-7 PM at Fortin’s in Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday May 4, at 11 AM at Holy Cross Church. Committal will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial donations in his memory may do so to National Federation of the Blind 200 East Wells St. Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or The Travis Mill Foundation89 Water St. Hallowell, Me 04347.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Paul’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

  • FAMILY

  • Paul is survived by his four children, Andre Carbonneau and his fiancée, Kathleen Libby, of Auburn, Anne Killam and her husband, Glen, of Contoocook, NH, Suzanne Davis and her husband, John, of Mechanic Falls and Louis Carbonneau and his wife, Marci Phillips, of New York, NY; his six grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Ficaro, of CT; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife and eleven brothers and sisters.
  • DONATIONS

  • National Federation of the Blind 200 East Wells St. Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or The Travis Mill Foundation 89 Water St. Hallowell, Me 04347.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Richard Bernard

May 8, 2019

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Paul Carbonneau, brother of my mother Therese (Carbonneau) Bernard. I send my condolences to Andre, Anne, Suzanne, and Louis in these difficult times. He apparently was a very active man and loving father.

Brynne Ouellette

May 4, 2019

Paul was such a loving and caring man. He always put a smile on our faces and had such a great sense of humor. He would always ask how you were doing. He truly cared about people.He will dearly be missed by us here at Axis . My thoughts and love go out to his family.

Lou Morin

May 1, 2019

One of the nicest people I've ever known. Saw him weekly at the Ark restaurant the past couple of years. Always a pleasure to see this soft spoken man. One of the best, he will be missed!

Diane Mann

April 30, 2019

Uncle Paul, a kind man who celebrated life to the fullest capacity. One who never looked or acted his age. A youthful man who was extremely athletic. A father who loved his children and a grandfather who loved his grandchildren. Also, he was a kind man who lovved his extended family & friends. Rest in peace & enjoy your new life in heaven with Aunt Laurette & your Mom , Dad & siblings. Love, Diane & Kenny.

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Biography

Lewiston – H. Paul Carbonneau, 88, of Boston Ave. was reunited with his wife, Lauretta, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He passed at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Lewiston on August 5, 1930, son to the late Henry A. and Anna Bureau Carbonneau. Paul was educated in local schools and graduated from St. Dom’s in the class of 1948. On May 11, 1957, Paul married his devoted wife Lauretta M. Comeau. They settled in her family home on Boston Ave. where they raised their four children. She predeceased him on September 29, 2016. He was a hard working man his entire life. As a young man he worked in his family’s local businesses. He then worked for forty years at Seltzer & Rydholm, retiring as the Director of Corporate Sales. He loved his work and was respected by all his coworkers for his dedication. After his retirement, he worked many more years for L.L. Bean. Paul was strong in the Catholic faith. He celebrated Mass every day, was a Eucharistic Minister and taught CCD. He generously shared his devotion, not only with his family, but also by participating in a prison ministry for many years. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus. Paul was a consummate athlete. He loved golf, especially with his friends in the senior league at Prospect Hill. He was an excellent tennis player, bowler and enjoyed table tennis. He was an avid walker and exercised daily. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor his entire life. His one liners always put a smile on everyone’s face and he was still doing so with his nurses in his final days. The sincerity with which Paul offered his love to his family, friends and Church was unique. He will be deeply missed by all. Paul is survived by his four children, Andre Carbonneau and his fiancée, Kathleen Libby, of Auburn, Anne Killam and her husband, Glen, of Contoocook, NH, Suzanne Davis and her husband, John, of Mechanic Falls and Louis Carbonneau and his wife, Marci Phillips, of New York, NY; his six grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Ficaro, of CT; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Lauretta and eleven brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held on Friday May 3, from 4-7 PM at Fortin’s in Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday May 4, at 11 AM at Holy Cross Church. Committal will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial donations in his memory may do so to National Federation of the Blind 200 East Wells St. Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or The Travis Mill Foundation89 Water St. Hallowell, Me 04347. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Paul’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.