Paul N. Gagnon Sr. – Lincoln

Paul N. Gagnon Sr. – Lincoln

Paul N. Gagnon Sr., of Lincoln, died peacefully Thursday, September 3, 2020, at home in the presence of his family.

He was the beloved husband of Judith (Sheehan) Gagnon for 66 years. Born in Central Falls and raised in Manville, Paul was the son of Lionel and Anna (Therrien) Gagnon.

Besides his wife, he leaves his four children, Carlene Sullivan Flynn and her husband, Patrick, Cheryl Provost and her husband, Michael, Christene Peloquin and her former husband, Richard, and Paul Gagnon Jr. and his partner, Kimberly Tunnicliffe. He also leaves 10 grandchildren: Meghan Sullivan, Matthew Sullivan (Megan), Patrick Flynn, Christopher Provost, Joshua (Bethany), Jeffrey, and Jarrod (Brittany) Peloquin, Gregory (Mariah) Gagnon, Amy Salamon (David) and Katelyn Gagnon (fiance, Philip). He also leaves six great-grandchildren.

Paul was the brother of late Theresa Gagnon, Roger Gagnon, and Charles Gagnon and was the father-in-law of the late Richard Sullivan.

A World War II Navy veteran, Paul was a member of the first graduating class of Rhode Island Junior College. He then graduated from Providence College and began his teaching career at Saint Ambrose School in Albion. He then taught for many years at the Saylesville Elementary School in Lincoln. The family would like to thank nurse Annie, and Chaplain Marc for their tremendous support and loving care.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 12, at 9:30 a.m., in Saint James Church, 33 Division St, Manville. Due to the current restrictions, social distancing and masks are required. The burial will be private. Arrangements are by O’Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland. www.oneillfuneralhomes.com