Paul Edgar Belliveau
Paul Edgar Belliveau died on May 4, 2019 in Lecanto, FL at the age of 87. He lived and worked in Nashua for 25 years.
Paul was born in Waltham, MA on October 22, 1931, the son of the late Edgar and Elizabeth (DeGouff) Belliveau. A 10th-generation Acadian, his ancestors were among the first French families to settle in North America.
Paul graduated from St. Charles High School in Waltham, MA and served in the U.S. Air Force at Goose Bay, Labrador. He was the first in his family to go to college, graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in electrical engineering. He had a successful career in the defense electronics industry, including many years with Sanders in Nashua.
He married his high school sweetheart, Ellen “Rusty” Kellar, and together they raised six children in Waltham, Marlborough, MA and Nashua. He was a long time Scout leader, and enjoyed family camping, building things, bowling and playing softball, golf and cards.
Everybody knew Paul, everywhere he went! He was highly sociable, with infectious good humor and an endless repertoire of jokes. He volunteered countless hours for the church, youth and social service clubs. He was a talented athlete, who also loved to read and solve crossword puzzles in ink, a practice he referred to with a wry smile as the “epitome of conceit.”
He enjoyed an active retirement in Florida. He served as marshal for the senior professional golf tournament for ten years. He loved to treat the kids and grandkids to lunch in Crystal River and search for manatees in Kings Bay.
Paul is survived by his former wife Ellen of Nashua, NH and his second wife Shirley of Beverly Hills, FL; his children Michael and his wife Dianne of Hudson, ME, Paul and his wife Lisa of Hudson, NH, Beth and her husband Kenneth Deschene of Epping, NH, Joseph and his wife Robin of Windermere, FL, Andrew and his partner Joanna of Lebanon, OH, and Steven of Washington, DC; as well as his thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister Geraldine and survived by his sister Jeanette of Sturbridge, MA.
A celebration of his life is planned for a later date.