Paul Lafreniere
Paul Lafreniere
  • April 3, 1936 - January 1, 2017
  • Albion, Maine

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Paul Lafreniere
1936 - 2017

Albion, ME - Paul Lafreniere, 80, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2017 at home with family by his side. He was known to many as Uncle Dickey, Frenchy or Beaver. Paul grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Manchester High School in 1955.

He served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1962 aboard five aircraft carriers with the 94th Troop Carrier Wing. He then served in the US Air Force from 1962 to 1968 as an aircraft electrician and instrument repairman. He worked at Grenier Airfield with the 32nd Carrier Squadron before transferring in 1980 to the Air Force Tracking Station in New Boston, NH with the 23D Space Operation Squadron. He became chief electrical system electrician before retiring in 1992. He was proud to have spent 36 years serving our country in both active and civilian duty.

He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman giving him a treasury full of stories. Many good times have been had up to camp and everywhere he went. Paul helped anyone and made friends with all. Everyone who met Paul remembered him.

He is survived by his four children, two daughters and two sons: Cheryl Bumps of Augusta; Maureen Hockins of Redding, CA; Tom Lafreniere of Freedom and Dave Lafreniere of Albion. He is also survived by his two sisters: Irene Couture of Manchester, NH and Louise Olson of Port Charlotte, NC; his two brothers: Andy Lafreniere of Mulberry, FL and Leo Lafreniere of Green Village, AZ; as well as a large extended family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepchildren, nieces and nephews and his partner of ten years, Joyce Turner Creasey of Albion.

Many thanks to everyone who have been there for Paul in his life and any donations can be made by helping one another as he did.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

God saw you were getting tired, and a
cure was not to be. So He put His
arms around you and whispered
"Come to Me"
With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly, we
could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts
to prove to us,
He only takes the best.