Paul F. Contois.
AUBURN - Paul F. Contois, 74, of Auburn, died Thursday, July 31, at home, after a courageous battle with lung cancer lung cancer, cancer that originates in the tissues of the lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States in both men and women. Like other cancers, lung cancer occurs after repeated insults to the genetic material of the cell. . He was surrounded by his loving family, who together, cared for him and fulfilled his wish to remain in his home.
He leaves his loving wife of 48 years, Joan (Laprade) Contois; his son, Ronald Contois and his wife, Eileen, of Charlton; his two daughters, Kathleen "Kate" Bourassa and her husband, Peter, of Worcester, and Bonnie bon·ny also bon·nie
adj. bon·ni·er, bon·ni·est Scots
1. Physically attractive or appealing; pretty.
2. Excellent. Contois of Oxford; his three grandchildren, William Contois, Peter Bourassa Jr. and Stacy Bourassa and her fiancee, Adam Keown; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Rose Kalinowski, and his brother, Donald Contois Sr.
He was born in Auburn, son of the late Eli and Anna (LaPlante) Contois, and lived there all of his life. He attended Auburn schools and Worcester Boys Trade School. He was an U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany for two years in with the heavy artillery See: field artillery. unit.
Following his schooling, he worked for 25 years for Phalo/Beldon Company. He later worked for Rockbestos-Surprenant Clinton. Along with his brother, Paul was the co-owner of the former Auburn Bike Shop for 40 years. He was an avid Red Sox fan.
Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central St., Auburn, directed arrangements. His funeral was held on Monday, Aug. 4, from the funeral home with a Mass celebrated at Saint Joseph's Saint Joseph's may refer to:
Memorial donations may be sent to VNA VNA
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