Paul E. Petit

September 27, 1938December 9, 2012

Paul E. Petit, age 74 of Fall River, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Medeiros) Petit to whom he had been married for 52 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Emile and Stella (Gagnon) Petit, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School. After entering the Air Force, he graduated from the Air Force Pilot Training Class 61-Delta. He served thru the Vietnam Era, rising to the rank of Captain piloting Air Search & Rescue missions and was a member of the Strategic Air Command bomb squadron. He received numerous commendations & awards for his service.

Later as a security consultant, he founded Electro Systems in Fall River in 1972, later merging with American Alarm and Communications in 1994, where he worked until recently. He was a member and past president of the Fall River Lions Club, The Masons, Richelieu Club, and an actor and past president of the Fall River Little Theater.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons; Brian K. Petit and his wife Christine of No. Scituate, RI., Darryl S. Petit and his wife Donna of Wilmington, DE., Sean C. Petit and his wife Pamela of Fall River, and Kris J. Petit and his wife Mary-Beth of Raynham, seven grandchildren; Tiffany, Jessica, Courtney, Sarah, Trinya, Michael and Ian, five great grandchildren; Jordan, Ayvah, Ayden, Mason and Tyler, one brother; Richard Petit and his wife Eileen, two sisters; Paulette Sweeney and her husband Daniel and Patricia Kuklewicz all of Fall River, his mother in-law; Evelyn Wyman and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter Street followed by a funeral mass at 9AM in Holy Name Church. 709 Hanover Street, Fall River. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-8PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 07101, American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or Haitian Health Foundation/Save-A-Family Program, c/o Virginia Lowney, RN, 97 Sherman St., Norwich, CT 06360. For directions or to send a tribute visit:



  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 13, 2012


  • Burial

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Ed & Mary Sabath

January 13, 2013

Dear Evelyn,Brian,Darryl,Sean,Kris & Family:
Ed and I are so sorry to hear about your great loss. We met Paul in 1976 when he installed our alarm systems at home and at our business. Please know that he is in our thoughts and prayers and he will truly be missed by all of you.
May God Bless you in this most difficult time.

Ed & Mary Sabath (McD.Middleboro)

Steve lopes

December 19, 2012

Evelyn Brenda & I are deepjy sorry for the loss of Paul,a great husband ,father,grand-father,Great grand-father,brother,& friend.He will always be remembered by all as a true friend.
All our love,
Steve & Brenda Lopes

Amy Orzechowski

December 14, 2012

To the Petit Family-
I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Petit's passing. I only met him a few months ago when he came in to book his Orlando vacation. I enjoyed seeing him and talking to him on a regular basis. I hope you were able to make some lasting memories on your vacation. My thoughts are with all of you.

Gary & Kim Wragg/McFadden

December 13, 2012

Darryl & Donna, We are very sorry for your loss. We wish you strength and peace at this difficult time.

Becky Lambert

December 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

December 13, 2012

Paulette and family. I was surprised to see Paul's obituary in the newspaper. We grew up across the street from each other and lost contact when I moved to Tiverton. I am sending my condolences to you and Richard ( I never met Patricia).
Pat (Medeiros) Bigos ( Tiverton, RI )

Carolyn Spaulding

December 13, 2012

Evelyn and Pat so sorry for the loss of Paul. My prayers are with you and your family

Steve Camara

December 13, 2012

To the Family of Paul E. Petit, My sympathy! Paul was a good man. I have good memories of him. May he rest in Peace!

Jill Pacheco

December 13, 2012

Evelyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jessica Petit/Gluchacki

December 13, 2012

Dearest grampa I miss you n
And love you very much. I will never forget all the great times we had while I was growing up. And all your help you gave me with my history homework... Ill never forget calling you for help on one question of my homework and being able to listen to all your stories! :) I only wish Ayvah could've experienced some of those funn trips and stories! Love you gramps always! Xoxo