Paul G. Poitras, Sr.

February 24, 1953March 10, 2019

Paul G. Poitras Sr., age 66 of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Gerard and Elda (Vanasse) Poitras.

Born in New Bedford, he moved to Florida in the late 60’s, returning to New Bedford in 2011.He was a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School, class of 1970 and the Culinary Art Institute of CT. He was employed as a chef at CJ Bar and Grill for 8 years, retiring in 2008. Paul loved his family especially his granddaughter Brooklyn. He was an avid New England sports fan and enjoyed cooking. He enjoyed spending time with his best cat friend Norman.

Paul is survived by a daughter, Christal Ann Ptaszenski and her husband Jason of New Bedford; a son, Paul G. Poitras Jr. of New Bedford; a brother Robert Poitras of FL; a sister, Corinne Pelletier and her husband Jerry of ME; and a granddaughter, Brooklyn Ptaszenski and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford followed by a burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Arrangements are in the care of ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford. To leave a note of condolence:


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Joyce Gomes-Portis

March 15, 2019

Our sincere condolences go out the the entire family. Corey, we hope that all the great memories give you comfort & peace.

Sending Love & Prayers,
Joyce & Cliff💝🙏

Melody Perry

March 12, 2019

My dear old friend I'm so sad to say goodbye to you. We have two wonderful and loving children together. You will live on in them, both have traits of you I see or hear frequently. I'm relieved that you will suffer no longer in this place. We will take good care of your cat companion Norman. Love you forever, Melody

Nancy Shepard

March 11, 2019

I will always remember the beautiful flowers you always had out on the porch all spring and summer long. And loved your spinach pie or quiche. I still need that recipe from Rest well my freind.