Paul Whiting Poulos St. JOHNSBURY — Paul Whiting Poulos went to meet his Creator on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Sun City Center, Florida. Paul was born on Feb. 15, 1932, to Winifred (Whiting) Cascio and Spero Noushiopoulos. He grew up in Montpelier and after graduating from Montpelier High School in 1950, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving stateside. On Oct. 6, 1956, he married Joan Corning, who predeceased him on Dec. 10, 2017. Paul, also known as "The Golden Greek," was a successful, ambitious businessman, with a strong work ethic. He started his insurance career with The Vermont Mutual Insurance Co. in Montpelier as a claims adjuster. Later in his career, he had the opportunity to purchase his father-in-law's (H. Elliott Corning) share of lmpey Insurance in St. Johnsbury. Several years later, he purchased the remaining shares from Hugh lmpey. Eventually, he renamed the agency Poulos Insurance and the rest is history. Paul was extremely involved with his community. He was a former president of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce, president of Little League Baseball, a member of the Masons/Shriners, Lions Club and Walden Club. Paul was a devoted member of St. John's Catholic Church during the years he resided in St. Johnsbury. Paul was known for his generosity and infectious smile. Always willing to help out a friend or a good cause. He loved people and genuinely wanted to know all about whomever he happened to be chatting with. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox and the Patriots, playing cribbage and in his younger years ... playing tennis! Paul is survived by his daughter, Nancy Poulos (Mike Gosselin) of St. Johnsbury; his son, Richard Poulos of St. Johnsbury; his sister, Helen (Kelley) Pratt of Medfield, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Michelle (McDonald) Robinson, Kellie (McDonald) Largay (husband Ryan), Melissa (McDonald) McComak (husband Trevor), Kathryn (Poulos) Weikel (husband Chad), and Steven Poulos; as well as two great-grandsons, Landon and Brydon Robinson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his former wife, Joan; his parents; and his brother, John. Paul spent the last few years of his life in Sun City Center, Florida, where he met Marcy Hudson. Paul and Marcy made many memories together serving as each other's love, best friend and confidant. Marcy opened her heart and her home to Paul and gave him love, companionship and many happy times to nicely round out a life well-lived. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. John's Catholic Church in St. Johnsbury with military honors immediately preceding at the church. Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, Feb. 19, evening at Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St. in St Johnsbury, from 6-8 p.m. Burial will take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, Paul's wishes are to have memorial donations directed to Good Shepherd Catholic School. A donation may be mailed to GSCS, 121 Maple St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; or online at www.goodshepherdschool.vt.org. Paul was an avid supporter of the school from its inception. He generously committed to paying his great-grandsons tuition each year, allowing them to attend. Memories and condolences may be shared with family at saylesfh.com.

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To The Family of Paul

Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I was a classmate of Pauls in the class of 1950. His smile is itched it my memory for ever

May He rest in Peace

John & Aggie Ormsby

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