Paul L. Poirier WWII Vet. of Chelmsford

1926 - 2022


July 20, 2022
4-7 P.M.


July 21, 2022
10 A.M.

Mr. Paul L. Poirier, 96, of Chelmsford, died late Sunday, July 17, 2022 at his home.

He was married to Mrs. Alice M. (Saunders) Poirier with whom

he would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on November 28, 2022.

Born in Waltham, MA on January 25, 1926, he was the son of the late Maximillian and Eva (Blanchard) Poirier.  Paul attended Waltham High School.

He served with the United States Navy during World War II, and saw action in the battles in the Philippians including, Leyte Gulf, the invasion of Luzon, Mindanao, and Mindoro. He received numerous citations and medals including, the WWII Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific medal with four battle stars, Philippians Liberation medal with two battle stars. He was honorably discharged in May 1946 at the rank of Yeoman 3rd Class. Mr. Poirier also served on the amphibious vessel LSM 22 which was one of the first naval vessels to secure the Tokyo Bay to allow the USS Missouri free passage to the signing of the armistice peace treaty that ended WWII.

He was employed with the Waltham Watch Co. as a machinist, and the Raytheon Corp. in South Lowell for 32 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the Chelmsford Senior Citizens Club, the I.B.E.W. Local #1505, and a past member of the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E. #2310.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Steven Poirier of Derry, NH, five daughters and three sons-in-law, Ann Marie Flynn of Londonderry, MA, Elaine and Raymond Laurencelle of Tyngsboro, Nancy and Kevin Henderson of Milford, NH, Joan Poirier of Salem, NH, and Rita and Bret Woods of Manchester, NH, and nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Rita Deleskey, Germaine Kelley, and the late Leo and Emile Poirier.

Visiting hours Wed. 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Thurs. at 10am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Chelmsford Food Bank, 50 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

4 Condolences for Paul L. Poirier WWII Vet. of Chelmsford

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    kathy tangney


    oh Rita and family, your dad’s passing is so sorrowful. So many wonderful memories for all of you to share. Much love to all of you.

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    Linda Cabral Savard


    Dear Elaine and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I wish you all comfort & peace in the days and weeks ahead, and may all the beautiful memories you all shared with him, stay with you forever. Linda Savard

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    Josh Kane


    To Paul’s family, I live a few houses down from Paul and I am so sad to hear of his passing. My wife and I loved stopping to talk with him and Alice whenever we saw them out, sometimes we would literally run with our young daughter so we wouldn’t miss him. He was always so kind-hearted, positive and thoughtful. He was a great listener and so humble even though he had led an impressive life. I’ve only gotten to know him over the last few years but I can confidently say he is someone that my wife and I will never forget. I’m not sure I am made of the same stuff as he was but I will try my best! I hope your grief is slightly lessened knowing how much he impacted those around him. I already miss my friend. Thoughts are with you

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    Shelley Silverman


    So very sorry for your loss. Your ACS family is thinking of you at your time of sorrow.

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