Paul J. Tremblay 85, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Manchester after a lengthy illness.
He was born on June 14, 1935 in Manchester, the son of Edgar J. Tremblay and Angeline (Brouillard) Tremblay.
Mr. Tremblay received his education at St. Marie High School and St. Anselm College in Manchester. During his military career he graduated from several US Air Force schools.
Mr. Tremblay was a veteran of the US Air Force and the Air National Guard, serving his country for 41 years. He retired in 1992 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). Among his military decorations, he was awarded the Master Information Manager's Badge, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal and several other military decorations.
Active in the Franco-American community, he served as Director General of the Association Canado-Americaine (ACA). He was a Chevalier in the ACA Legion of Honor. He also served as President of the ACA New Hampshire Regional Committee for several terms. He was also President of the ACA's St Anthony Chapter 5 for many years. Mr. Tremblay also served as an officer of other Franco-American organizations.
After his retirement from federal service, he was employed for four years by the Franco-American Centre, in Manchester.
Mr. Tremblay also served in church activities having served as Eucharistic Minister, both in the military and civilian capacities. He was a member of the Legion of a Thousand Men of the Precious Blood Monastery.
The family includes his wife of 63 years, Estelle (Guevin) Tremblay of Manchester; a son, Richard P. Tremblay and his wife, Linda, of Johnston, RI; one grandson, Steven Tremblay and his wife, Kathryn, of Warwick, RI; two granddaughters, Denise Drake and her husband, Ken, of Glocester, RI, and Danielle Tremblay, of Johnston, RI; five great grandchildren, Ethan, Lucas and Alyson Tremblay of Warwick, RI and Bradley and Jared Drake of Glocester, RI; a sister, Helene Tremblay of High Point, NC; two brothers, Jean Tremblay of Litchfield and Jules Tremblay of Moultonborough; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Louise Tremblay and a brother, Roch Tremblay, who were both from Manchester.
SERVICES: A walk-through visitation with masks, social distancing and limited interaction with the family is Wednesday (1/27) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday (1/28) at 11:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 267 Webster St., Manchester. The interment is private at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum in Manchester
Memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Food Bank.