1937 – 2019
Thompson – Paul C. Franklin, 81, of Quaddick Town Farm Rd., died Wednesday morning, February 6, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Marie (LaBrec) Franklin. Born in Putnam he was the son of the late Robert B. and Elsie E. (Meyers) Franklin. Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in History from the University of Connecticut.
Paul worked at Day Kimball Hospital for over 40 years in the diagnostic imaging department.
He was a life member of and former secretary for the Thompson Lions Club where he received the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award. Paul enjoyed woodworking. He was an avid reader and fan of the Boston Red Sox. He also enjoyed working on his computer.
Paul is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Marie (LaBrec) Franklin; two daughters Paula Boisvert and her husband Roger and Anne Douglas both of Thompson; siblings, Marshall Franklin of CA, Donna Chunko of Putnam, and Jean Sherman of Plainfield; and eight grandchildren Dillon Boisvert, Emma Boisvert, Paige Boisvert, Paul Boisvert, Elizabeth Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Rebecca Douglas, and Riley Douglas. He was predeceased by a brother Leslie Franklin.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Paul’s family on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., North Grosvenordale, CT 06255, followed by a service in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Community Fire Department, P.O. Box 874, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255, in order to thank them for all of their help and service. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.