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Paul R. Desruisseaux
October 12, 1940 ~ March 3, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Northbridge- Paul R. Desruisseaux, 82, formerly of Raymond Ave. passed away on Fri. March 3, 2023 at UMass University Hospital in Worcester with his loving family at his side. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ann (Stefancyk) Desruisseaux in 2020.
He is survived by 3 children, Robert F. Desruisseaux and his wife Michelle of Sutton, Lisa A. Brennan and her husband Paul of Douglas, and Linda A. Peters and her husband Christopher of Venice, FL. He was also predeceased by his son Paul R. Desruisseaux Jr. in 1996. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, Kimberly Brennan and her wife Kayla Rose, Jonathan Brennan and his wife Ashley; Rochelle Desruisseaux and her fiancé Kyle Faber, Derek Desruisseaux, Carson Peters, and Caden Peters; 1 great granddaughter Elizabeth; siblings, Shirley Perry and her husband Richard of FL, Louis and his wife Sue Desruisseaux of Uxbridge, Joseph and his wife Joanne Desruisseaux of Rindge, NH, and Victor and his wife Pam Desruisseaux of Venice, FL, and many nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Rene Deruisseaux, and Rosemary St. Jean, and Jeannette White.
Born in Swanton, VT on Oct. 12, 1940, he was the son of Rosaire P. and Marie Germain (Lavoie) Desruisseaux and grew up in North Uxbridge. Previously he had lived in Athens, VT, and then Northbridge most of his life.
A Teamster Truck Driver for Local 170, Paul worked at Red Star Express for 37 years retiring in 2000. Previously he worked at Time Transportation in Whitinsville. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
He was a 50 year member of the American Legion in Sutton, and was a former Grand Knight and member of the Knights of Columbus, Mumford Council 365. He also enjoyed bowling in the Sparetime League, hunting, deep sea fishing, drag racing, old car auctions, and was a Boston Bruins fan. He was a parishioner of St. Peter’s Church in Northbridge and St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls, VT. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
His funeral will be held on Tues. March 7, 2023 from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas with a Mass at 11 AM in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Whitinsville. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held prior to Mass from 9:30- 10:30 AM. Donations in Paul's memory may be made to: Knights of Columbus PO Box 127 Whitinsville, MA 01588 or to the American Legion Dudley Gendron Post 414, 156 Boston Rd., Sutton MA 01590. or the To leave a condolence message for the family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com