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In Memoriam to Our Departed American French Genealogical Society Members

The AFGS wishes to use this page as a way to recall and honor our departed members.

Paul R. Landry
April 20, 1929 - July 27, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT.- Paul R. Landry, 79, of Burlington, VT, died peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2008 surrounded by his family in Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Paul was born on April 20, 1929 in Woonsocket, RI, the son of Leo D. and Germaine (Desrochers) Landry.

Paul graduated from Mt. St. Charles Academy in 1947. He received his degree in machinery design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1951.

Paul Landry

Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army. He attended Officer Candidate School in Aberdeen, MD and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 9th Infantry Division. Paul served in Korea in 1953. He was in the reserves until his discharge in 1962 as a First Lieutenant.

Paul married Frances E. Collins on April 24, 1954 at St. Charles Church in Woonsocket. The two very much enjoyed family life with their 3 children and their extended families. Their 44 years of marriage were happy ones and Paul took care of Fran during her long illness. Fran passed away in March of 1999.

Paul was lucky to find love again. On May 5, 2001 Paul married Janet Amblo Eno at Christ the King Church in Burlington. He and Jan joked that they were, "not Senior Citizens but Recycled Teenagers" as they set out traveling in their RV, spending time with family, old friends and making new friends.

Paul worked as an Ordnance Design Engineer at the U.S. Springfield Armory, Springfield, Mass. from Jan. 1954 to December 1965.

Paul started to work for General Electric in Springfield as a design and project engineer in 1967. The family relocated to Burlington in 1970. Paul greatly enjoyed his work on Value engineering groups and his time as Chairman of the Value Engineering Council. Paul retired from GE in 1988.

In retirement Paul enjoyed the G.E. retirees group and playing golf with the Dubbers. He was very proud of the hole in one he made at West Bolton at the age of 75.

Paul was very proud of his French Canadian and Acadian heritages and he spent many years researching Landry family ancestry. Paul was a co-founder of the Vermont French Canadian Genealogical Society. In addition to serving as President he volunteered many hours to transcribing church records, teaching workshops and assisting others in their search.

Paul was also of founding member of the MacChamp computer group and stayed actively involved in it to this day, serving as President and in many other roles.

Paul was an active member of Christ the King Parish and belonged to B.P.O.E. 916.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, his wife Fran, his brothers Robert and Lionel and his sister-in-law Ruth.
He is survived by his wife Janet, his children Lynn Johnson and her husband Art of Essex, his son Michael, his wife Nancy, grandchildren, Kaitlin and Joseph of Colchester, and his son Stephen of So. Burlington. Paul is also survived by Jan's daughter Mary-Ellen Brown, her husband Robert, sons Christopher and Andrew and his wife Danielle. He is also survived by his sister Mrs. Walter D. (Jacqueline) Johns of Plantation, FL and Mrs. Georges (Charlotte) Lepoutre of Knoxville, TN and a large extended family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the Vt. French Canadian Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 65128, Burlington, VT, 05406-5128 or the March of Dimes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 1 at 10:00 AM in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road. To send online condolences, please visit

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