Paul J. Carbonneau BARRE — Paul J. Carbonneau, 87, of Summer Street in Barre, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Born in Barre on Feb. 27, 1934, he was the son of Arthur and Louise (Bouchard) Carbonneau. On July 19, 1952, he married Cecile St. Jean in the St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville. They always made their home in Barre. Paul and Cecile loved camping at Rea Janet Cabins in Malletts Bay in the summer and trips to Hawaii in the winter, also Las Vegas. He was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Barre where he and his wife were ushers. Paul was also on the parish council for Msgr. Fitzsimons, Msgr. Reid E. Mayo and Rev. Bernard H. Messier. Paul attended St. Monica School and Spaulding High School. In 1946, Paul started his employment at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre as a funeral director. He spent his entire career at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home. Paul worked right up until the day of his passing. Paul and his loving wife spent their lives helping families with the passing of their loved ones. This was 24 hour/365 days a year commitment which they proudly served. Cecile would like to thank the community for their kind words and support for Paul. Paul was very proud of being a third and fourth degree in the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the United Workers Credit Union, Washington County Notary and Northfield Savings Bank Corporator in Barre. He was a proud member of the Mutuo, Barre Elks and Canadian Club. Paul is survived by his wife of 68 years, Cecile (St. Jean) Carbonneau, of Barre; also his son, Roger Carbonneau, of Port Orange, Florida and many special nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by his 10 siblings, Annette Gingras, Dorothy Gosselin, Alice Antonitis, Yvonne Smitty, his twin sister, Pauline Bolio, Jeannine Lefebvre, Jean McGlynn, Arthur Carbonneau Jr., Roger Carbonneau and Lucien Carbonneau. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St Monica’s Catholic Church in Barre. Contributions can be made to the Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687 Montpelier, VT 05601; and to the St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 79 Summer St. in Barre. Cecile would personally like to thank the staff in the Palliative Care Unit at the Central Vermont Medical Center for their wonderful care and compassion they showed to Paul. She will be forever grateful. Their names are Sabra Snelling, Kasey Ashford, Stephanie Vreeland, Alexandrea Holland Judy Huntington, Jordon Preman, Kelly Talbert and all others who helped with Paul’s care. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St. in Barre, the funeral home that Paul spent his life to build. The family requests that masks be worn. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at: www.pruneaupollifuneralhome.com

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Cecile, So sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was an amazing man with such a kind heart. My heartfelt condolences to you and Roger. May you be comforted by all your fabulous memories during this difficult time. Blessing, Jane


I am so sorry for your lose! What a great man! Prayers and healing love! Cynthia Masi and family!


Cecile, my condolences for the passing of Paul. He was a wonderful kind man and made you feel like family. He was family to us. He will be greatly missed.

Shirley Bennett


Cecile my deepest condolences for Paul's passing. He will be deeply missed by lots of folks in the Barre area. He was like family kind and a big heart. RIP dear Paul

Susan Arguin

Cecile, I'm terribly sorry to read about Paul's passing. He was such a wonderful man and he will be truly missed. I'm sending prayers and hugs your way. Miss you.


To Cecile and Roger. Please except my deepest sympathies on Pauls passing. He has been qlmost a member of our family for so many years. He was an important part of Barre and will be deeply missed. Ronald Edson Denver Colorado

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