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Paul Albert Plasse

December 28, 1946 ~ April 26, 2022 (age 75)

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Paul Albert Plasse, 75, passed away peacefully Tuesday April 26, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicopee on December 28, 1946 to the late Alpherie and Claire (Morin) Plasse. Paul attended schools in Chicopee and Holyoke and graduated from Holyoke Catholic High School in 1964. He attended Holyoke Community College and received an associates degree.  Paul proudly served his country in Vietnam in Bravo Company 1st platoon 2nd battalion 22nd infantry, 25th division from 1967 to 1969. After his military service he went on to work for United Technologies as a Senior Research Assistant for 35 years supporting NASA's Space Shuttle Program and fuel cell research. He served his community in many capacities including as a member of the Blandford Conservation Commission, Board of Health, and as a Selectman. Paul had a lifelong passion for the outdoors.  One of his greatest joys was hiking with friends and family.  His frequent outings with his friends Gary, Mike, and the 'Clowns' brought him great joy. He was a longtime volunteer for the Appalachian Mountain Club.  His work surveying property boundaries and maintaining trails will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Paul leaves his loving wife Linda (Rivest) Plasse of 53 years. His children Eric S. and wife Krista J. of Conway, Mass, Scott M.and his wife Kelly of Munnsville, New York, and Lisa L Hebert and husband Marc of Dedham, Mass. He also leaves his grandchildren Emily Plasse, Nicole Plasse, Chloe Hebert, Katherine Hebert, Liam Plasse, Brady Plasse, Taya Plasse, and Riley March. He leaves his siblings Sr. Cecile Plasse, P.O.M., Robert and his wife Nancy Plasse, Christine Brown and her husband Robert, and his brother-in-law George Rivest, along with many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his sister, Helen Plasse, and his brother-in-law, Norman Rivest.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Dana Farber Cancer Institute for their great care these past 5 years.  Our deepest gratitude to Drs Mary-Ellen Taplin, Paul Nguyen, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Martin Kathrins, Mai Ahn Huynh. The funeral for Paul will be on Thursday May 5, 2022 at 9AM from Firtion-Adams Funeral Service 76 Broad St., Westfield, MA. A liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 10AM in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield. Burial with full Military Honors will be held in Hill Cemetery, Blandford, immediately following. The calling hours for Paul will be on Wednesday May 4, 2022 from 4-7PM in Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, Westfield. In Lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the American Center Society - Hope Lodge Boston.

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Calling Hours
May 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Firtion - Adams Funeral Svc (Broad St. Westfield, MA)

Funeral Liturgy
May 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church (Holyoke Road)

Military Honors
May 5, 2022

11:45 PM
Blandford Hill Cemetery
2 North St
Blandford, MA 01071

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