Paul R. LaVallee


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Seabrook, NH - Paul Rosario LaVallee, 88, of Seabrook, NH and formerly of Swampscott and Salem, Mass., died peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of nearly 64 years to Pauline (Ouellette) LaVallee.
Paul was born in Peabody on May 3, 1931, the son of the late Rosario "Pete" and Alicia (Tardiff) LaVallee and was raised in Salem, graduating from St. Joseph Academy. He entered the US Air Force where he served as an aircraft engine mechanic in Japan during the Korean War. He returned home as a staff sergeant and married the sweetheart of his life, Pauline.Together they settled in Swampscott to raise their family. He worked at the General Electric Co, River Works plant in Lynn for 31 years where he held many positions, including jet engine tester, technical writer and finance manager before retiring 29 years ago. A dedicated husband and father to his beloved wife Pauline and five children, he devoted his many talents to making life better for his family. He was a voracious reader of history, politics and investing, a talented carpenter and a creative gardener and landscaper. He had a passion for the outdoors, climbing the mountains of New Hampshire and riding his motorcycle. Enjoying many post-retirement years, Paul and Pauline were able to travel, and he fully utilized his creative skills with numerous carpentry and gardening projects. A man of strong faith, he and Pauline were very active members of Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence where he completed many restoration projects. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, his five children, Marc and his wife Amy LaVallee of Salem, MA, David LaVallee of Haverhill, Michael LaVallee and Collette LaVallee both of Swampscott and Nicole LaVallee of Woburn, his sisters-in-law, Stella LaVallee of Hopkinton, Rita Ouellette of Spencer, a brother-in-law, Paul Ouellette of Westboro, MA and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Norman LaVallee and the brother-in-law of the late Gerard Ouellette and Lorraine Stockton. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn St., Peabody, where a Rosary service will be held at 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 26, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 321 South Broadway, Lawrence MA 01843 in his memory. For directions and guestbook please visit
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Donna @ Peter Nuzzi
Aug 25, 2019
Blessings and prayers Aunt Pauline and my cousins. Sorry we could not make it up. Love you all.
Mike Tucker
Aug 24, 2019
Marc, Dave, Mike and family,

sorry for you loss. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
Lorraine Beaulieu
Aug 24, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Paul R. LaVallee by Lorraine Beaulieu.  Send flowers
Bernie Stockton Daley
Aug 24, 2019
My heart and prayers go out to you Aunt Pauline and my cousins. Love you all. Love Bernie and Tom