Kenneth L. PapineauNovember 14,2012
WASHINGTON — Kenneth L. Papineau, 79, of Firehouse Road, Washington died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Central Vermont Medical Center with his family at his side.
Kenny was born in Penacook, N.H. on Oct. 25, 1933, the son of William and Mary Jane (Chase) Papineau. He attended schools in Hartford.
On Sept. 30, 1957, Kenny joined the Montpelier Fire Department’s call force. On Oct. 1, 1961, he was appointed as a full-time member of the Montpelier Fire Department as a firefighter and ambulance attendant. He ultimately reached the rank of captain, which he served as until 1971. He later worked at Hill-Martin Corporation for 20 years.
Kenny was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed gambling, playing cards, water skiing, animals, rooting for the Yankees and watching NASCAR. In his youth, he was a boxer, where he participated in Golden Glove tournaments.
Kenny married Bernadette Beaulieu in Washington Sept. 24, 1983.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Bernadette, of Washington; his children, Debbie Papineau of Montpelier; Kenny Papineau and his wife, Kerriann of Brooksville, Fla.; Sherri Russell and her husband, Jason of Duxbury; Robert Papineau and his partner, Karin Steijger of Barre; and Shannon Papineau of Marshfield; stepchildren, Maria Hathaway and her husband John of Cornith; Steven Beaulieu and his wife, Lori of Warner, N.H.; Angela Tremblay of Berlin; and Russell Tremblay of Charlotte, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Papineau of Barre.
Kenny was predeceased by a half-brother, Earl Hansen; sisters, Eleanor McKnight and Dorothy Orr; brothers, Lawrence Papineau, Norman Papineau and Robert Papineau and granddaughter, Jennifer Papineau.
At Kenny’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15th at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or online at www.cvhhh.org or to Central Vermont Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit, PO Box 547, Barre, VT 05641.
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