ROCHESTER - Paul R. Grondin Jr., 69, of Rochester, died peacefully in the company of his family on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Colonial Hill Center in Rochester, following a long illness.
Born in Rochester on February 26, 1949, he was the son of Paul R. and Stella (Cote) Grondin.
He was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School, class of 1967 and the New England Institute of Anatomy of Boston, MA class of 1969.
He was the third generation owner of H.J. Grondin & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, a business established by his grandfather in 1922. He served the community for 49 years as a licensed funeral director in New Hampshire.
Paul served for six years in the Army Reserves, a portion of that time during the Vietnam era. He was active in the community serving on various boards, currently serving on the Board of Directors with The Gafney Home in Rochester.
Paul had a strong faith in God that not only carried him through difficult times but allowed him to support others. He will be remembered for the care and compassion he demonstrated in supporting people in their grief.
He had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. His kindness and compassion for others enabled him to care for his community in the most challenging times of their lives. Paul was a very generous man and genuinely cared for his family and friends.
Paul was a friend of Bill W for many years.
He had a strong faith in God that not only carried him through difficult times but allowed him to support others.
Paul leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Shirley of Rochester; sister Jeanne Beaulieu and her husband, Ron, of Rochester; niece Lea Beaulieu of Brighton, MA; nephew Matt Beaulieu and his wife Holly and their daughter, Makayla of Rochester; aunt Olive Sarvary of Dover; two children, Michelle Ramsey and Peter Grondin; stepsons Randy Chandler of Rochester; Marshell Chandler of Hancock; and stepdaughter Dee Mondou of Rochester, two grandsons, Sabastian and Justin Grondin.
Paul was loved and respected by his family and the community and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.