Paul David Lamoreau Jr.

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Paul David Lamoreau Jr.

May 25, 1960 - November 06, 2018

Presque Isle Paul David Lamoreau Jr., 58, passed away on November 6, 2018 in Presque Isle, Maine. Paul was born in Presque Isle on May 25, 1960, to Paul David Lamoreau Sr., and Marilyn (Graffam) Lamoreau Clark.
He attended Presque Isle schools and received his certificate in Carpentry at Northern Maine Community College and a BA in English at the University of Maine in 1985. In 1985, he also married his soul mate, Nadine (Hay) and began his 31 year teaching career at Fort Fairfield, where he taught seventh grade Language Arts and Social Studies. He was Teacher of the Year for the 2004 - 2005 school year. In addition to teaching he coached. He was a basketball coach early in his career, where his chief rival was his father-in-law, Bill Hay and his chief mentor was his stepfather, Ken Clark. He also coached cross country running for many years, the highlight of which was bringing one of his runners to the New Englands. He coached cross country skiing for 31 years and had a state champion in whom he was inordinately proud. He was currently in his second year teaching eighth grade Language Arts and Social Studies at Presque Isle Middle School.
Paul had many passions, including running, cross country skiing, and biking. He was a proud member of the Arooostook Musterds and was the BULL for many years. He directed the Fort Fairfield Potato Blossom Five Miler Road Race for 31 years. He was a member of the Nordic Heritage Center for many years and served on its board. He loved helping with all of the events and being able to meet elite skiers. He participated in the Trek Across Maine several times and biked by himself from Fort Kent to Kittery on his 50th birthday.
Paul really loved adventure, fun, his family and friends and LIFE! His self-deprecating sense of humor, optimism, kindness, and empathy were the touchstones of his life. He always took great care of the people he loved, and he positively impacted many lives. He will be greatly missed by his wife, his mother, parents-in-law, his sister, and his special niece and nephew, as well as his many other family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Paul, and his brothers-in-law, Gordon Hay and Greg Carter.
Friends and family may call on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Duncan Graves Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Presque Isle Congregational Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018, with Pastor Tim Stohlberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, consider giving to your charity of choice or consider donating to the Paul Lamoreau Memorial Scholarship; c/o Fort Fairfield Guidance Department, Fort Fairfield, ME. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com.
Published on November 9, 2018
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Danny Paul
Nov 14, 2018
I loved knowing Paul and getting some wonderful runs and talks in. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss.
Trevor Casey
Nov 12, 2018
Thank you, Mr. Lamoreau, for being my teacher last year. We'll miss you.
John D Ireland
Nov 12, 2018
Peace out my friend.
John D Ireland
Nov 12, 2018
Nadine and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was a great guy, one of the best people I have ever met. Every time I saw Paul, no matter the venue, I smiled because I knew a good laugh was sure to follow. He was usually surrounded by a group of people and they were usually all laughing, then Paul would make his rounds to say hi to all and share that great smile and laugh, always with that mischievous twinkle in his eye. He will be greatly missed by many. Rest in peace Foghorn, my friend.
Carole and Tim Olore
Nov 11, 2018
To Nadine, Lucille, and Bill, both Carole and I are so sorry for your loss. Paul lived life to the fullest and was a friend to all. Paul made going to work fun. Heaven be prepared to laugh. RIP my friend.
Wendy & Peter Coffin
Nov 11, 2018
You will be missed by all the people you have touched with your sense of humor and your ability to light up a room with your smile. RIP my friend.
Gary and Vivian Janosco
Nov 10, 2018
Nadine, We are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. It seems like yesterday that he started teaching at F.F.M.S.
His sense of humor and caring for his students made him a very popular teacher!
Both P.I. and F.F. School Districts were very fortunate to have him.
Linda Cronkite
Nov 10, 2018
I have many wonderful memories of working with Paul at FFMHS. Always kind, fair and grounded, he was a valued addition to any group or activity. I am so sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to Nadine and family.
Julie Freeman
Nov 09, 2018
Leo and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your husband and son. He always had a sparkle in his eye and friendly smile for all. We hope you find solace in your knowledge of how much Paul was admired and loved.
Heather Twombly-Dempsey
Nov 09, 2018
Paul was an amazing person, his humor was so uplifting and his energy was contagious! I’m so greatful of his friendship with my father and all the joy and laughter he brought to his life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
Patty Bishop Crawford
Nov 09, 2018
Dear Nadine,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Paul was a one-in-a-million guy who will never be forgotten. He inspired and touched the hearts of everyone he encountered.
Wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
With love and heartfelt condolences,
Patty
Debbie & Bob Goulet
Nov 09, 2018
Dear Janet & Marilyn, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son/brother, Paul. Our deepest sympathy to all of your family.
Ann & Pat Cannan
Nov 09, 2018
We love that photo of Paul, doing what he enjoyed. He loved life and was the "life of the party". He will be missed.
With our most sincere sympathy!!! Cherish the wonderful memories!
Sigrid Houlette
Nov 09, 2018
My thoughts are with you Nadine! I will most certainly miss Paul's laughter, his enthusiasm for life and his enjoyment of beer when visiting Eureka. Hugs coming your way.
Liz Rhodes Perritt
Nov 09, 2018
Dear Nadine, I am so sad to hear about your loss. I know he touched many lives with his kind way, thoughtfulness, and the joy he brought to your lives. Paul will be greatly missed. You and the community were so blessed to have him in your lives. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Liz
RM
Nov 09, 2018
I’m sorry for your loss. Times like these are tough. I hope you have loving and caring friends around that is able to provide you with the strength and encouragement needed. In addition, you can “throw your anxiety on [God], because he cares for you”. 1 Peter 5:6,7. JW.org
Linda Cronkite
Nov 09, 2018
I have many wonderful memories of working with Paul at FFMHS. Always kind, fair and grounded, he was a valued addition to any group or activity. I am so sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to Nadine and family.
Carmen Bishop Haggerty
Nov 09, 2018
My condolences and great sympathy, Nadine and Family on the passing of your dear Paul. He was always so friendly, helpful and a fun next door neighbor to Mom, Dad and our Family.. His enthusiasm for life and smile were infectious. He will be missed by so many! RIP, dear Paul! You made a difference in so many lives. 🙏🕊💕
The Krause Family
Nov 09, 2018
As a family we loved being around Paul. Whether he was teaching, coaching or running as the turkey in the Turkey Trot he had infectious energy and enthusiasm. As a ski coach my oldest son Thomas refers to Coach Lamoreau as his biggest cheerleader. Thank You Paul for making the world a better place. With Love and Gratitude, The Krause Family
Tim & Tracey Hotham
Nov 09, 2018
Nadine,

Our hearts are heavy at the news of Paul’s passing. We mourn with you & all of his loved ones. We have wonderful memories of Paul. We are praying for your peace & comfort & send you our Love & heartfelt condolences.