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Paul A. Cormier

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 Labor-in-Vain Road.

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 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, www.pmc.org sponsor rider Mark Cormier/Reading, MA.

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