Paul R. Heroux

September 17, 1931November 22, 2018
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Paul R. Heroux, age 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 22, 2018, surrounded by family. He was the husband of the late Mary G. (Giblin) Heroux.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late George and Wilhelmina (Poirier) Heroux, Paul resided in Somerset and West Island, Fairhaven.

A graduate of Somerset High School, he later attended Bradford Durfee Technical School. Paul was an estimator at Cox Steel and worked for the Somerset School Department as a Supervisor of the school buildings and grounds. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Montaup Country Club, and W.I.I.A on West Island.

Paul enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and Charlie Dog. He was an accomplished golfer with five holes-in-one in his lifetime. Paul was a proud woodworker who enjoyed sharing his creations with those in his life.

He is survived by six children, Donna England (husband Raymond) of Laconia, NH, Jeffrey Heroux (wife Mary Ann) of Fall River, Stephen Heroux (wife Patricia Guay) of Buxton, ME, Susan Carrier (husband Mark) of Lewiston, ME, Christopher Heroux (wife Debra) of Somerset, Nancy Heroux of Oakland, CA; sister-in-law, Anne McNally (husband Gene) of Celebration, FL, and brother-in-law Chick Webb of Fall River. He was the beloved Papa and Grandpa to Michael England, Katie Antalek (husband Matthew), Nicole McGonigle (husband Ryan), April Heroux, Riley Heroux, Christopher and Evan Carrier, Marissa and Mitchel Heroux; two great grandchildren, James and Christopher Antalek and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Irene Adams, George and William Heroux.

His Funeral will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

Contributions in his honor may be made to West Island Improvement Association, 41 Causeway Rd., Fairhaven 02719.


  • West Island Improvement Association


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Ron Heroux

December 2, 2018

I remember long trips from Caribou, Maine to visit grandma Wilhelmine, Uncle Paul and Uncle Bill in the 1950s and -60s. I'll always remember the kind ways of Uncle Paul and Aunt Mary.

Michael OBrien

November 27, 2018

Chris and Family,
I am very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was always very kind to us when we were kids. God Bless

Martin Pittman

November 26, 2018

Paul was a steady, smiling presence during my annual visits to West Island as a child, and I realized the icon he was during my time on the island as an adult. Memories of the Heroux, Conlon, Pittman and Giblin families running all over the place, with Paul as a calm fixture at the center of it all will remain most vivid to me, Condolences to you all.

Ellen Pittman Samimy

November 26, 2018

Paul, I am so happy that my son and next generation cribbage enthusiast, Perry, was able to meet you on WEST ISLAND! I pointed at you from afar and said, "there's the guy who got the 29 hand," and Perry said, "I gotta go talk to this guy..." It was so sweet to hear the two of you talk pegging, cribs, first count, etc..
Thank you, Paul, for making me so at home in your cottage, every summer! You will always be
The King of Cribbage.

Bill Pittman

November 26, 2018

Dear children of Mary and Paul, the era of the Heroux, Conlon and Pittman families on West Island has ended with Paul's death. But the wonderful memories of that time will live with us forever!! Judy and I were constantly reminded of those days, by the framed aerial map of West Island hanging prominently in our den!! The frame was made of wood from our then new house on Almond St. by your loving father, Paul. Our prayers are with you, Bill Pittman and family.