Paul Charles Poirier

Published 10:24 am Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Paul Charles Poirier, 97, of Advance, died on April 29, 2020 at his residence.

He was born March 16, 1923 in Waltham, Mass. to the late Martin Poirier and the late Victoire Deveaux Poirier. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Lila Mae Degg Poirier.

He graduated from Western High School in Detroit, Mich. He was in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. Later, he was a machinist and worked in the aerospace manufacturing industry. He was Catholic and was a member of the St. Frances of Assisi of Mocksville.

Survivors: a son, Dennis Poirier (Laura) of Advance; daughters, Susan Downen (Rich), Nancy Anderson (Steve) and Roxanne Yankee (Wayne), all of Advance; a sister, Helen Weidman of Detroit; grandchildren, Justin Poirier, Lisa Downen, Lori Downen, Taylor Anderson, Blake Anderson; special caretaker and companion, Geri Falk; adopted granddaughter, Cathi Fruchterman; and his talking parrot, Peppy.

A visitation was held Sunday, May 3 at the Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville’s chapel from 6-8 p.m.