Joseph Emile Paulin Jr.

October 3, 1938May 1, 2019

Mexico – Joseph Emile Paulin Jr., 80, of Osgood Avenue, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday May 1, 2019. He was born in Mexico Maine on October 3, 1938 a son of Winifred (Arsenault) and Joseph E. Paulin Sr. Joe was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mexico High School Class of 1956. Joe proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He married Martha Briggs on December 21, 1968; together they have celebrated 50 years of marriage. Joe was employed with Boise Cascade for 37 years and was a member of the 25 year club. He was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. Joe was a member of the American Legion, the Rumford Eagles Lodge, the Elks, and the Snowshoe Club. He enjoyed playing cribbage, doing word search, and being at camp in Oquossoc. Joe was the best joke and story teller around. He was known for his spaghetti sauce and baked beans. Joe loved his family, his many friends and his country. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Martha (Briggs) Paulin; children, Michele Paulin-Cushman and companion Paul Burnham of Lewiston, Marie Paulin-Gauvin of Mexico, Melinda Paulin-Morin and husband Lee of Rangeley and Mark Paulin and wife Meesha of Dayton; a sister, Sisely Dougherty of Florida; ten grandchildren, Emily, Nicholas, Stephanie, Caleb, Blayke, Curtis, Gabe, Cole, Mason, and Brent; and two great grandchildren, Alivia and Bennett. He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather Buddy Roberts, four brothers, Francis, Dickie, Jimmy and Tommy, and a granddaughter Rebecca.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Joseph Emile Paulin Jr.

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Missy Ellis

May 8, 2019

Joe it takes a village to bring up children and you were a big part of my village ♥️ Thank you for all you did for us neighborhood kids 😊 you will never be forgotten 😘😘

Jeanne Duguay

May 4, 2019

I will always smile when I remember playing cribbage against you and you pretended to get angry when I kept getting 5's in my hand . You use to say that every time my partner Jean and I played against you and Bob ,"we can never beat the 2 Jeans .We will always miss your smiling face and quick wit .
Jean and Rich

Ron & Carol Violette

May 4, 2019

Very fond memories ❣️We actually have beans in our refrigerator to finish!
Cribbage($) Jewelry💍 Fun 80th Birthday Party at camp🎂🥰 We will definitely miss him😢💔

Robert Martin

May 3, 2019

Joe and I were best friends after high school. He was the best man at our wedding and godfather to our first born child. We enlisted in the USAF with three other folks from the Rumford -Mexico back in 1957. I have only fond memories of Joe.

Bill Buotte

May 3, 2019

Your neighbor for the last 72 years.
Lot of memories from our childhood and to this day.
Couldn’t have a better neighbor all these years.

Matthew Haseltine

May 3, 2019

My condolences

Vanessa Child

May 3, 2019

My condolences to Martha (MeMe) and family
I am grateful to have been one to call Joe a friend.
from his smile, his sense of humor and love for all those he knew.
especially family.
His sense of humor is definitely something I'll remember
I was always allowed a popcorn at the high school football games
and Joe would jokingly ask me for my Bra so he could eat pop corn out of it
made me chuckle. but that was his unique sense of humor. lol
his daughter Marie was standing there one of the times he asked me
she busted out laughing so funny
Rest easy Joseph I'll miss you

Kristi Holmquist

May 3, 2019

My sympathies to Martha, Marie, Michele, Melinda, and Mark. I spent a lot of time at your house and camp growing up. Your dad was always welcoming. I especially remember how he’d have us fill up milk jugs with water to take back to camp with us just in case the “party wagon” broke down. And that it did.... every time we headed back to Oquossic. It would overheat. That was good advice from him.
Every time I saw your dad in my adult years he’d tell me how young I looked (12) and that I hadn’t changed. Really did my ego good since I had been coloring the grays.
I pray for peace in each one of you as well as all your children.
Blessings and Love, Kristi Holmquist

Ray & Judy Broomhall

May 3, 2019

Martha and family we wish to express our sincere and heartfelt Sympathy to all of you. Joe was a great guy and a big teaser. He will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss. In love and sympathy,
Ray and Judy Broomhall.

Sue & Leo Arsenault

May 3, 2019

What a really nice guy. He was one in a million for sure. Everyone liked “baby Joe” ! RIP ❤️🙏😇