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Paul E. Robin, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Paul E. Robin, Sr., 92 of Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville, RI. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. (McVeigh) Robin. Born in Waterloo, Canada he was the son of the late Napoleon and Josephine (Bissonette) Robin. He came to the United States in 1932 and settled in Pawtucket.
Paul was a WWII Army Veteran. He served with the Regimental Headquarters Battery, 103rd Field Artillery, Rhode Island National Guard. He entered Battery B, 41st Coast Artillery in July 1941 as a rank of Corporal in the United States Army. He was a member of the 101st Airborn 463rd PFA Division. Paul received a Citation for the Bronze Star Metal as he distinguished himself by meritorious service in action from December 22, 1943 to December 26, 1944. As intelligence sergeant, Sergeant Robin was a distinct asset to his battalion. Throughout the campaign in Italy, Southern France and Bastogne, Belgium his efforts provided valuable information on enemy gun positions and turned into higher headquarters. He was also the recipient of a Silver Star Metal, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge and served with Gen. McCauliffe.
Prior to his retirement in civilian life, he was employed as a maintenance worker at the Pawtucket Times for many years.
He is survived by three sons, Paul E. Robin, Jr. of North Attleboro, MA, Michael Robin of Lincoln, and John Robin of Harrisville.
He was the father of the late Lynn Robin. He was the brother of the late Jean Robin, Sr., Jeanne Beatrice, Beatrice Berthelette, Rev. Jean Berthelette, Rosaire Robin, Claire Bouvier, Roland Robin, Roger Robin, Gerard Robin and Ernest Robin.
His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Marys Church, Pine St., Pawtucket at 11:00 a.m. His life will be celebrated with calling hours on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will take place in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Paul's memory can be made to Meals on Wheels, 70 Bath Street, Providence, RI 02908. For directions, to view the online book of memories and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.
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