Paul E Papineau

Paul E Papineau

Birth
Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 29 Dec 2017 (aged 82)
Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 187118477 · View Source
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  Paul E. Papineau passed away Dec. 29, 2017, at home in Rhode Island. He and Helen C. (Laliberte) had  celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4, 2017.  Paul taught for some years in the late ‘60s at Frankfurt High School.

    He began his career in education as a teacher at his former high school. In the early 1960s, he accepted a positon with the U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), where he taught English, French, and social studies.  A number of foreign assignments over the next 30 years also took him and Helen to the Azores (Portugal), and Dreux (France). From 1973 to 1979, he was assistant director at the AFCENT School, a multinational school for military dependents in the Netherlands, where he served as liaison between the international office of the director and the four national sections of the school. In 1977, he transferred to Nurnberg, Germany where he became deputy principal at Nurnberg Elementary School.

    In 1979, Paul accepted a promotion to be principal of the elementary school in Worms, Germany, where he served until his retirement in 1991. During his tenure, he was involved with the planning the construction of a new school, was the convention chair for the European Congress of Parents and Teachers, and a founding member of the European Affiliate of the National of Elementary School Principals, Overseas Association of Dependents Association School Administrators, and the Federal Managers Association.

    Paul and Helen returned to Rhode Island in 1991. His retirement years saw him arguably more active than in his previous years. His musical inclination as a drum and bugle corps enthusiast led him to join St. Kevin’s Drum & Bugle Corps. He was also committed to the promotion, preservation, and celebration of the French language and French-Canadian culture through the Alliance Francaise in Providence, Club Richelieu, Club Aram Pothier, and the American-French Genealogical Society. Paul was inducted into the French Canadian Hall of Fame in 2014. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Rhode Island and Woonsocket Historical Societies, American Overseas Schools Historical Society, the 443rd Civil Affairs Company U.S. Army Reserve.

Paul was the son of Louis Papineau and Annette Fredette.


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  • Created by: Allen Monasmith
  • Added: 5 Feb 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 187118477
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul E Papineau (13 Dec 1935–29 Dec 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 187118477, ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) Unknown.