Paul A. Cormier, 60, husband of Rebecca L. (Fessenden) Cormier
of Labor-in-Vain Road, Ipswich, died May 1, 2009 in the Brigham
and Womens Hospital, Boston, following his long illness.
Born in Salem August 21, 1948 son of Arthur Cormier of Salem and
the late Frances (Soucy) Cormier, he was raised in Salem and was
a 1966 graduate of St. Josephs High School in Salem. During the
Viet Nam war he served for three years in the Army as an
aircraft mechanic. Following his honorable discharge he went to
work as an electrician in the equipment development division of
Sylvania. He was later employed in the electrical design
department at the Ipswich Sylvania and most recently, and until
his retirement in 2004, at Sylvania on Cherry Hill, Danvers.
Married in 1987, the Cormiers lived in the home they built on
He enjoyed reading, watching various sports, playing tennis and
staying fit. He also enjoyed cooking for family and friends and
making wine. He was a member of the Sylvania Quarter Century
Club, was a past Vice President of the Sylvania Employees
Association, and attended Our Lady of Hope Church.
In addition to his wife of twenty-two years, he is survived by a
son, Mark Cormier and his wife Lisa of Reading; two daughters,
Michelle Doolin and her husband George of Lynn and Karen Dealy
and her husband John of Westford; four grandchildren, Lily
Doolin of Lynn and Allison, Jack and Erin Dealy all of
Westford; a sister Pauline Blasi of Rowley, and several nephews
and nieces. He is also survived by his former wife, Beatrice
Devereaux of Lynn.
His funeral will be held Monday 8 am from the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich with a 9 am Funeral Mass in
Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 4
to 8 pm. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Dana
Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th
floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 and, or, to the
www.pmc.org sponsor rider Mark Cormier/Reading, MA.