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World War II Soldier flag    Paul Hector  COLLETTE

  (b. 5 October 1919Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA   d. 25 July 2008Gardner, Massachusetts, USA )  
Summary: Paul Hector COLLETTE was born 5 October 1919 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. Paul Hector COLLETTE was the child of

He married  Alice Malley WALSH .  Alice Malley WALSH  was born 2 September 1921 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA .  She died 20 December 2005 in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) .  She was the daughter of Frederick Edward WALSH and Alice E MALLEY.

Paul Hector COLLETTE died 25 July 2008 in Gardner, Massachusetts, USA.
son of Hector E Collette and Mary Phebe Louise Drinkwine

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Alice Malley WALSH was the daughter of Frederick Edward WALSH and Alice E MALLEY

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Paul Hector COLLETTE
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5 October 1919
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

2005 Death of Spouse/Partner
Alice Malley WALSH died 20 December 2005, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham)
25 July 2008
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

ASHBURNHAM, Mass. -- Paul H. Collette Sr., 88, of 15 Wood Path, Ashburnham, died Friday, July 25, in the Leo P. Lachance Center in Gardner, after a long illness.
His wife of 58 years, Alice M. 'Allie' (Walsh) Collette, died in December of 2005.
He leaves one son, Paul H. Collette Jr., and his wife, Anne, of Pawcatuck, Ct.; four daughters, Kathleen L. Horton, and her husband, David, of No. Truro, Ma., Lois C. Allen, and her husband, David, of Saco, Maine, Jane A. Lapointe, and her husband, Robert "Butch" Lapointe, of Fitchburg, and Susan M. Rexford, and her husband, Richard M., of Ashburnham; one brother, Richard O. Collette, of Townsend; one sister, Rita McCann of Bennington, Vt.; 7 grandchildren, Brian R. Lapointe, and his wife, Shara, Elyssa J. Lapointe, Sarah C. Allen, David P. Allen, Matthew P. Collette, John L. Collette and Emily A. Collette; one great-granddaughter, Madeleine R. Lapointe;and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, L. Valerie Collette.
Mr. Collette was an Auto Mechanic and owned and operated the former Meacham's Service Station in Fitchburg from 1960 till his retirement in 1977.
He was a member of St. Denis Parish in Ashburnham, the British American Association, the American Legion, Ashburnham Post No. 142, the Eastwood Club, and the Turnpike Rod and Gun Club and was an avid reader. His hobby was building and maintaining his camp and home on Lower Neaukeg in Ashburnham.
He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as Tech 5th grade and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre, seeing action in the Philippines.
He was born in Fitchburg, on October 5, 1919, a son of the late Hector E., and Mary Louise P. (Drinkwine) Collette and lived in Fitchburg until buying a summer home on Lower Neaukeg in 1951 and later made it his permanent home in 1973 and lived there ever since.
His Funeral will be held on Monday, July 29, from the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Denis Church, 85 Main St., Ashburnham, MA.
Interment with Military Honors will be held at a later date at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home are 6 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, July 27.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gordon E. Erickson Ashburnham Ambulance Fire Rescue Fund, 12 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham, Ma. 01430 or may be left at the Funeral Home.

[Published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) - Saturday, July 26, 2008]

Paul is buried at: Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery Winchendon Worcester County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Sec. 6, Row E, Site 110
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