Paul C. Girouard October 12, 1925 - March 12, 2021

Paul C. Girouard of Milton died peacefully at home on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Paul was born in Dorchester in 1925.  He was married for 48 years to the late Marjorie Rose Follen Girouard and for 7 years to the late Janice Nagle Dinger.  Paul is survived by his four loving children: Paula and her late husband Frank McCann of Weymouth, Marian and her husband Gary Spino of Milton, Claire and her husband John Nicholson of Marlboro, and William and his wife Karen of North Attleboro.  He was the beloved Papa G of nine grandchildren: Michael Nicholson, Stephen Nicholson SJ, and Joseph Nicholson, Catherine Spino, Paul Spino, Thomas Girouard, John Girouard, Theodore Girouard, and Charles Girouard, and three great-grandchildren: James, Sophia, and Elizabeth Nicholson.  He is also survived by his brother Robert of Maryland and many nieces and nephews.

During World War II, Paul was in the US Navy serving on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.  He graduated from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1951 with a degree in textile engineering.  He worked for Polaroid for over thirty years and for several start-up companies after his retirement.

Paul loved his family, his church, and his community and his actions reflected that. He was an active parishioner of St. Mary of the Hills Church in Milton for over 60 years, serving on the parish council and the board of St. Mary of the Hills School.  As one of the original members of the Arimatheans, he was honored to assist at multiple funeral services.  He took great pleasure in volunteering at BID Milton Hospital where he was recognized for his over 1000 hours of service as a volunteer of the year. Active in town affairs, Paul served several terms as a town meeting member for Precinct 2 and as a member of Milton’s Warrant Committee. He was a member and former president of the Milton Town Club. During the years he lived at HOMES Inc. in Milton, he served on the on the board and held several offices including president.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Marys Road, Milton, Friday March 19 at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends invited. A visiting hour will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 10:00-11:00AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwood Drive, Norwell, MA 02161.

Visiting Hour
Friday, March 19, 2021 10:00-11:00 AM

Dolan Funeral Home
460 Granite Avenue
East Milton, Massachusetts 02186

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday March 19, 2021 at 11:30AM

Saint Mary of the Hills Church
29 St. Mary's Road
Milton, Massachusetts 02186

Condolences(20)

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    Anonymous says

    Paula,
    Our sincere condolences. You and your dad/family are in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Doreen, Paul, and Ashley Field

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    Janet Evans says

    Paul was a wonderful volunteer at BID-Milton Hospital for five years. He always had a warm greeting and big smile for patients, visitors, staff and fellow volunteers. He was so knowledgeable and kind. He welcomed people and made them feel comfortable here. We miss him! We are so sorry for your loss.

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    Mark Leary says

    Marian I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family

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    James Lawson says

    Marian, My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Your father was a wonderful man, I hope all of your happy memories of time together provide you with comfort in this difficult time.

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    Cheryl Freed Loew says

    Very sorry for your loss; a great volunteer at BID-Milton.

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    Gail Schroth says

    Marian, so sorry for the loss of your Dad, I remember that smile greeting at the desk, He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family

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    Richard Fraher says

    In 1983 at the first English High reunion, Your Dad and my father(Paul) had such a great time they continued their reunion until the wee hours of the morning at my father’s house. They had such a good time that they were roaming around Colonial Road in Milton searching for our family dog. They found the dog and had many laughs. Your Dad knew how to have a good time. May he Rest in Peace

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    Tricia Mearn Kelly says

    So sorry for your loss. Your father was so special. You are all in our thought and prayers.
    Love,
    The Mearn Family

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    Diana Casavant says

    so very sorry for you loss, a great man and a wondeful volunteer, he will surely be missed around the Hospital, His smile was infectious.

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    Betty White says

    Your dad was a lovely man. He had a warm smile and a great sense of humor. I especially enjoyed serving with him on the Warrant Committee when after 35 years of calling him Mr. Girouard , he helped me learn to call him Paul. He loved your mother and all of his children and grandchildren. You are all in my thoughts and prayers . Betty

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    Al Hyland says

    Paul was one of the finest men in the old
    Polaroid Film Division.
    May he rest in peace.

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    Maureen and Jim Reynolds says

    To all the Girouard Family
    We had many great times with Paul and Marjorie. Lots of great memories!
    Maureen and Jim Reynolds

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    Jane Driscoll says

    I remember so many nights when your Dad pulled in the driveway of Heritage Lane after his commute from Polaroid. He always had a big smile and a grand wave for all the kids playing kickball on the street. A kind man and a gentle soul.

    Jane Driscoll

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    Kathleen Bambrick says

    so sorry for your loss and the suffering that you have experienced. What a wonderful legacy of service your father leaves behind as a reminder of his dedication, strength, and honor.

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    Wayne Westcott says

    On behalf of the Quincy College Fitness Center staff and members, we express our most sincere respect and appreciation for Paul. He was a remarkably dedicated fitness enthusiast and role model exerciser, who set a superb example for all of us in so many areas of life (physically, mentally, spiritually). We were greatly enriched through our regular interactions and valued friendship with Paul, and we thank God for the privilege of knowing him. God bless you all.

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    Bill Coviello says

    My sincere condolences. I had the opportunity to work for your father at Polaroid at several different times and found him to be one of the most professional managers that I ever knew. He was extremely knowledgeable and extremely thoughtful in his management style. He was the type of leader that people appreciated, and he made working for him enjoyable.

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    Joanne and Hugh Bonner says

    Paul was a great guy, wonderful friend. He was a fun dinner guest. We had many great conversations. Enjoyed our Wednesday breakfasts immensely. He has been missed at HOME, Inc. RIP Paul. Condolences to all his family. Hugh and Joanne Bonner

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    Minghui says

    Marian,

    So sorry about your loss…

    What a life your father lived, long and meaningful! What a legacy he has left for his children and grandchildren. He was a role model for us all.

    Not from so many words, but I could feel the love you have for your father, and from how you cared for him. Marian, you have the same big and beautiful smile as your father. And he even volunteered at BID Milton!

    Please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

    May your father Rest In Peace.

    Minghui

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    Bill and Alice MERCER says

    To all the Girouard Family … we were so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was such a gentle man with a great sense of humor. I always enjoyed our chats at the COA and then here at Pine Tree Brook. Our prayers and sympathy are with all of you.

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    Marjorie Wood says

    Paula, my love and prayers surround you at this time.Having our parents
    pass on is truly one of the more difficult experiences in our lives. Very
    often I think of you and our wonderful times at MHS.Your leadership
    skills and beautiful character of kindness,joy,and humor remain with
    me always. Blessings,dear one.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory may be made to:

Norwell Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice (NVNA)
120 Longwood Drive
Norwell, MA 02161