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Guillaume "Papa Guy" Paul

Obituary for Guillaume "Papa Guy" Paul

July 5, 1920 - December 27, 2020
Worcester, Massachusetts | Age 100

Obituary

Guillaume "Papa Guy" Paul, 100, passed away on Sunday, December 27 in Worcester, MA at the home of his daughter, Rose Graziella, surrounded by family and friends.

Guillaume "Papa Guy" Paul, was born on July 5, 1920 to Augustin Foreste Paul and Almélise Pierre. He is survived by his loving children, J.M Francois Xavier Paul, Jacques Paul, Rose Grazielle Boursiquot and Maire Claire-Helene Dauphin; his grandchildren Roberto Appolon, Claire Belinda Paul Poitevien, Naïka Paul, Roger Gaetan Paul, Cedrick J. Boursiquot, Christelle Myriame Hayles (formerly Boursiquot), Stephanie Appolon, Giovanni Paul, Amy-Claire Dauphin and Walker Dauphin Jr.; his great-grandchildren Imani Elicia Appolon, Isaiah Justin Appolon and Zara Paul; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

After receiving his degree in Education, Guillaume started his career as a teacher and would ultimately end up as the Superintendent/Director of several locales in Grand'Anse, Haiti. He devoted 24 years of his life to the pursuit of education and the advancement of intelligence and character in young children. Ever the advocate for education, he ensured that his children and those within the neighborhood engaged in productive activities that fostered and strengthened their mental fortitude - from playwriting and acting to mathematics to sewing and photography, Guillaume encouraged his family and friends to consistently strive for greatness. Guillaume believed in a well-rounded lifestyle and sought the same for his family, his neighborhood, and those he taught.

After his retirement, Papa Guy, as he affectionally came to be known, devoted more time to his family. He invested his time in helping raise all his grandchildren, as well as, the children of many other relatives, and did this all with a spirit of consistency, love and kindness. If his grandchildren are multilingual and high performing, a large portion of that can be attributed to their time spent with Papa Guy.

Guillaume had many interests and hobbies. First and foremost, he was a fervent servant of the Lord, he was an avid gardener and photographer and a wonderful storyteller and family historian. He was a pianist who adored music and could often be spotted playing the piano, especially before the Sabbath. He would go on to help found the Novelle Arche Haitian Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Worcester, MA where he served as a Deacon for years.

Papa's Guy's passing has left a void that cannot be filled, however, we all look forward to the day in which we can reunite with the Great Patriarch of the family.

We would like to thank everyone for joining our family to celebrate the incredible life of a beloved father, brother, grandfather, friend, and family patriarch. To all of you, friends and family, affected by Papa guy's passing, thank you for your compassion, your presence, your precious words, and gestures of comfort and consolation.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to the following:

The medical staff from the Edward M. Kennedy Health Center and UMass Hospital staff who provided Papa Guy with excellent health care for more than 20 years. Thank you, for your diligence, thoroughness, and compassion! We would like to specifically thank the following members of the Health Care Community that helped Papa Guy:

Dr. Anita Kostecki
Jennifer Markey, NP
Alfred Bronwyn, NP
Dr. Elizabeth Dobles

Guillaume "Papa Guy" Paul's Celebration of Life Services

  • Viewing: The family will hold a viewing for Guillaume "Papa Guy" Paul open to all on January 15, 2021 at the Village Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lancaster from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. All are welcome to attend the viewing.
  • Funeral Service: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with capacity restrictions in mind the funeral service will be limited to close family and friends only. The family invites everyone else to join the services virtually via the Village Church's Youtube Channel. The Funeral Services will be live starting at 10:15 AM EST on January 15, 2021 at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPZqVAtJRwgwJ4waMTsY7Bw"
  • Village Church Address: 75 Sawyer St, South Lancaster, MA 01561

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