Paul Robert Lambert

CONCORD, N.H. - Paul Robert Lambert, 84, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 13, 2013. Born Sept. 12, 1928, in Augusta, he was the fourth of eight sons to Edouard and Madeleine (Laflamme) Lambert.

Raised in Augusta, he attended St. Augustine's Parochial School and Cony High School. As many young men of his generation, he left high school at 17 to serve in World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945 and served honorably in the Asian Theater of the war and occupation. After his discharge, he worked for Edwards Manufacturing, Augusta, while completing his education receiving his GED and taking the accounting program at Gates Business School. In 1950, he was recalled to active duty and served the Marine Corps during the Korean War. On Dec. 28, 1950, while on leave, he married Jeanine P. Turgeon and raised six children of his own. Paul worked for Maine Department of Taxation from 1956 until 1969, leaving as chief examiner of the new income tax bureau. In 1970, he became the deputy director of the business profits tax with New Hampshire's Department of Revenue ultimately serving as the director of the returns processing bureau until 1990, completing his state service with the state retirement system until his retirement in 1995. After retirement, he was cited by Gov. John H. Lynch for 16 years of exceptional volunteer service in the consumer protection bureau of the New Hampshire attorney general's office. A strong believer in public service he found time to serve on St. Augustine Parish Council and the parish's school committee, and the participate in the creation of St. Augustine Federal Credit Union. He was also a religious instructor for many years. He was an active member of Calumet Club and one of the founders of its educational and literary foundation. In New Hampshire, he was an active member in American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester, where he spent many hours translating and transcribing research materials. He was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Marine Corps League.

Paul was predeceased by his wife, Jeannine, in April 2008; and son, James M., in 1981. He was also predeceased by brothers, Armand, Martin, Laurent and William. He is survived by his extended family, including Michael and wife, Diana, of Chester, David of Bow, N.H., Ann of Springfield, Va., Steven and wife, Marty, of Ellsworth, and Peter of Rochester, N.H. He is also survived by brothers, John and wife, Audie, of Sebring, Fla., Louis and wife, Sandra, of Hollywood, Calif., and George and wife, Mariette, of Kennebunk; grandchildren, Tracy, Jason, Meghan, Katherine, Michael and Nathan; and great-stepgranddaughter, Joslyn.

A visiting hour will be held 1 p.m. until time of the memorial service 2 p.m. June 28 at Waters Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a donation to American Parkinson Disease Association or other .

Published in BDN Maine on June 22, 2013