South Deerfield – Paul S. Tessier, 74, of Sand Gully Rd.,
South Deerfield, died Thursday, February 27, 2014
at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring,
Florida after a 20 year battle
with cancer. Paul was the son of Paul
and Marion (Strand) Tessier, born on July 14,
1939 in Worcester, MA.
He attended Assumption schools and graduated from North High School
in Worcester. He also attended Greenfield Community
He served in the U.S.Coast Guard from 1958 to 1963. He moved to Whately and then to South Deerfield.
He worked for Oxford Pickle Co., the Turners Falls Post Office and Food
Mart before retiring.
He enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, chess, hunting, fishing
and traveling. He was a member of the
Elks in Orleans, MA,
The American Legion in Avon Park, FL and a left member of the Polish American Citizens Club
in South Deerfield. He was also a member of the Lions Club and
the South Deerfield Rod and Gun Club.
Paul was known to
be humorous, very caring, a good listener and the life of the party. He was also known for wearing strange and
funny hats, wild shirts and enjoyed life to the fullest.
He leaves behind his wife Kaywin (Wells) of 34 years, sons
Donald (Ashley) of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL., Scott (Anne) of Orleans, MA, daughters Debra Beaulieu (Paul) of Turners
Falls and Tammy Ferzoco (Frank) of Orleans, MA, five grandchildren, Christopher
and Ryanne Beaulieu, Kathryn, Jeremiah and Gabriel Tessier, his former wife,
Joan Thomas of FL., his brother-in-law, Richard Novia (Maria), two nieces, two nephews,
five great nieces, five great nephews, cousins and a lot of great and devoted
friends in MA, Florida and other parts of the country. Paul was predeceased by his parents and his
sister Carole Novia.
There will be a burial service with Military Honors on
Sunday, April 6th at 11am at the Brookside
Cemetery, South Deerfield and a
Celebration of Life at the Polish American Citizens Club in South
Deerfield immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Polish
American Citizens Club Scholarship Fund, South Main St.,
or the Hospice of Franklin County, 329
Conway St., Greenfield, MA.
We would like to thank all the doctors in Western Mass.,
Dana Farber in Boston, Mass.,
the doctors in Sebring, Florida and the Good Shepherd Hospice House
for all their help and compassion.
Wrisley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.