2019-02-21 / Obituaries

James Paul

James Edward Paul of Biddeford, formerly of Kennebunk, died Feb. 10, 2019, at home in the loving care of his family.

Jim was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Biddeford, a son of Roy and Grace (Slager) Paul. He attended Lyman and Kennebunk schools and started working at a young age. Jim worked for Kesslen Shoe in Kennebunk and Allied Shoe in Springvale. Then off to Gene’s Bakery for many, many years. In his later years, he really enjoyed helping out at Bartley’s Dockside Restaurant in Kennebunkport. On July 10, 1971, Jim married Bessie Ruth Little Brown, celebrating one day shy of 44 years of marriage, love and friendship upon her passing in 2015.

Jim enjoyed music and loved playing the guitar. In his younger years, he and Bessie, family and friends would get together, make music and dance. He absolutely loved it. Jim also enjoyed tinkering with small engines and playing horseshoes.

Jim was predeceased by his wife, Bessie; his son, Walter Brown Jr; and his brothers, Roy Paul, Ronnie Paul and Arthur Slager.

Jim is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Laurie Valliere and her wife, Nikki, Catherine Brown and her husband, Russell, of Kennebunk, Shirley Ames of Arundel, and Sandra Paul and her husband, Bob, of Bedford, New Hampshire; his brother, Don Paul and his wife, Barbara, Lebanon; his sisters, Linda Townsend and her husband, Nelson, of Salem, New Hampshire, his twin, Joan Gregoire, of Biddeford; Sharon Little and wife, Nancy Chamberlin, of Saco and Carol Kuheana of Biddeford; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will was held Feb. 15, 2019, at Bibber Memorial Chapel in Kennebunk with the Rev. Burton Howe. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery will take place in the spring.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to: Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Jim’s Book of Memories page at .

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