JAFFREY- Paul J. St. Pierre, 83 of Jaffrey, died Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Harris Hill Center in Concord, NH, following a period of failing health.
He was born in Jaffrey on February 20, 1935, son of the late Noe and Leda M.J. (Letourneau) St. Pierre and was a lifelong resident of Jaffrey.
He graduated from the Conant High School in 1953 and earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene Teacher's College in 1960. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, first as an enlisted person with the 18th Rifle Co. of Manchester, NH and was promoted to the rank sergeant in that unit. He later attained the rank of a 1st Lieutenant while serving on active duty as an artillery officer and naval air observer from 1960 to 1966 during which he served in the Caribbean during the Cuban missile crisis and in the Mediterranean Sea areas.
He married Carolyn J. Sasner, the daughter of Edward and Bertha (Burgoyne) Sasner on Sept. 10, 1966. Paul and Carolyn had a loving 52 year marriage.
He was employed as a police officer, mostly as a night patrolman, in the Jaffrey Police Dept. for nine years during the tenure of Chief Lucien Vigneault. He later was employed at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center as an industrial arts instructor and a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist for 37 years, retiring in 2003.
He is the Genealogist for the Jaffrey Historical Society and has done genealogical research as a hobby for over 42 years. He was also an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and hiking with his black labs.
Paul is survived by his wife Carolyn of Pleasant View Center, Concord, NH; their two sons Matthew of Port Orange, FL;
and Benjamin of Hopkinton, NH; and his granddaughter Kira Nicole St. Pierre of Orange City, FL.
Family and friend are invited to attend a calling hour from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street, Jaffrey NH 03452. Funeral services and military honors will begin at 12:00 noon in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to either The Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffrey NH 03452 or to the Jaffrey War Memorial Committee, P.O. Box 565, Jaffrey, NH 03452