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PALMYRA - Jean Paul Boulanger, 72, died July 27, 2001 at a Pittsfield hospital following a brief illness. He was born June 6, 1929 in Spring Hill, Quebec, Canada, son of Josephat and Marie (Grenier) Boulanger. He attended schools in Canada and later became a US citizen. He was an avid wood crafter and was also employed for many years in several of the area shoe shops including Dexter Shoe, Northern Shoe in Bangor and Norridgewock Shoe Co. He worked in Conn. for several years, and at Walpole Woodworkers in Detroit. He enjoyed playing the guitar and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nathalie (Estes) Boulanger of Palmyra; three sons, Jeff and his wife Laurie Boulanger of Fairfield, Rene and his wife Diane Boulanger of Pittsfield and Randy Boulanger and his friend, Kim Flewelling of Albion; a daughter and her husband, Paula and Gregory Dore of Skowhegan; beloved grandchildren, Aaron and Brooke Boulanger, Isaac and Ashley Boulanger, Craig Dore and his wife Jennifer, Eric, Patrick, Joshua and Benjamin Dore; step grandchildren, Joseph and Daniel Basler, Michael Godfrey, Melissa and Jason Quigley; special great granddaughters, Megan and Lindsey Dore, Cassandra Mariano; a very special aunt, Evelyn Lord; three brothers, Fernand Boulanger and his friend, Marilyn of Conn., Gaston Boulanger and his wife, Monique, Real Boulanger and his wife Pauline; a sister Simone Breard and her friend, Henri, Pauline Arsenault and her husband, Bertrand, all of Canada; many beloved nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Dana Estes of Colorado, sister-in-law, Barbara Welch and her husband, Alton, and sister-in-law, Barbara Estes all of St. Albans; brother-in-law, Robert Estes and his friend, Lorraine, sister-in-law Marilyn Butler and her husband, Richard all of Hartland. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Denis and Herve and two sisters, Fernande and Marie; a grandson, Joshua, two nieces and a great nephew.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM Monday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Newport. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 11 AM Tuesday with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Burial will be in the St. Albans Village Cemetery.

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