Whitehall, New York – Paul O. Boule, 80, of County Route 12 passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in his sleep after a long illness.
Born on April 25, 1942, in Rutland, Vermont, he was the son of the late Oville and Rita (Leonard) Boule.
Paul was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1962 to1966. He married Leah Barber on Jan. 22, 1966; they were married for 56 years.
Paul was a self-employed construction contractor and trucker, he also retired as a correctional officer at the Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock after 15 years of service. His lifelong interests were farming, producing maple syrup, fishing and hunting. Everyone was a new friend to him, and he was generous and outgoing. He always found some way to make a job fun even if it wasn’t his favorite.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his siblings Nancy Keith, Bonnie Smith, Terrence Boule and John Boule and his in-laws Earl and Betty Barber.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons Ian and Aaron (Heidi); two brothers James (Patricia) of Brooksville, Florida, and Tim (Karen) of Fair Haven, Vermont; a sister-in-law Gail Boule of Fort Ann, New York; four grandsons Joshua (Amanda), Preston (Megan), Gavin (Madison) and Aaron (Zoya); great-grandchildren Preslie, Rose, Zayda and Theron; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.
A mass of Christian burial took place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Fair Haven, Vermont, with Father Steven Scarmozzino officiating. A committal service followed in Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall, New York, with full military honors conducted by the Whitehall American Legion Post 83.
Paul’s arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, New York.
Online condolences may be made at jillsonfuneralhome.com.