Paul J. Heroux, 93, of Nashua, died peacefully on Tuesday evening, March 16, 2021, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Holmes) Heroux. He was married previously to the late Cecile Riley (Lemay), and they remained close friends throughout their lives.
Paul was born in Nashua, NH, on May 18, 1927, and was the son of the late Alphee and Eva (Gendron) Heroux.
He proudly served his country in the United States Marines until he was honorably discharged.
Paul was employed as a baker at The First National Bakery and also at Crosby Bakery. He later worked in maintenance for Digital Equipment Corporation. While living in Florida, he was employed at Publix, as a baker, until he retired at age 80.
In his free time, Paul was a dedicated lifetime member of the Lions Club and VFW in both Hudson, NH and Florida. He loved to travel and he and his wife traveled extensively. Although a native New Englander, he spent 20 years in Florida, his favorite spot-on earth.
As a child he was a member of the Le Petite Chanteurs (The Little Choir) at St. Louis de Gonzague Church, Nashua, NH. He loved to sing as a child and this carried over to his later life where he sang with the Strawberry Banke Choir in Valrico, FL..
Above all else, Paul cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.
He is survived by three daughters, Denise Burns and her husband Allan of Merrimack, NH, Madeleine “Maddy” Burns and her husband Dennis of Hudson, NH and Janet Dow and her husband Leonard “Lenny” of Newport, NH; six grandchildren, Keith, Steven, and Gregg Burns, Kimberly Hoagland and her husband Dan, Jeffrey Burns and his wife Donna, and Alison Shepardson and her husband Ray; as well as 11 great grandchildren (Bridgette, Jackie, Zack, and Josh Hoagland; Mary, Michael, Caitlyn, Aiden and Cameryn Burns and Nick and Morgan Shepardson.
Paul was predeceased by his son, Daniel Heroux, and three sisters, Anita Gagnon, Theresa Chasse, and Lorraine Cote.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the medical staff on 3 East at Southern NH Medical Center as well as the staff at Community Hospice House for all their care and kindness.
A WALK THROUGH visitation will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 2-4 pm at the ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. A service will take place at the funeral home at 4pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
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