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Paul R. Carriere

Paul R. Carriere, age 58, of Shelby, died Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Paul was born May 2, 1960 in Woonsocket, RI, the son of the late Raymond and Doris (Frigon) Carriere. He was a 1978 graduate of Woonsocket Vocational Technical School. Paul was in sales his entire career in both the insurance and technology industries. Before moving to Ohio, Paul ran the Carriere-Soucy Insurance Agency in Warwick and, in Ohio, the majority of his career was with MT Business Technologies in Mansfield.

While still living in Rhode Island, Paul was active as a member of the GWCRS School Board, CYO athletics- coaching girls’ basketball, and the Jaycees. With Jaycees, he had been president at both local and state levels. As a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, Paul actively volunteered for anything that promoted the betterment of the church or school. With St. Mary School, Paul was a past member of the school advisory council and had been a Jets coach as well as serving as the Jets Athletic Director. Paul was a fourth degree member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus Council #1968. He was also a former Jackson Township Trustee.

Paul loved golfing, was an avid bird watcher, was a passionate New England sports fan, and enjoyed refinishing, refurbishing, and reupholstering furniture and other wood pieces. He also made Olde Whaler candles for several years.

Paul is survived by his wife, Denise M. (Friebel) Carriere, whom he wed on September 12, 1987; 3 children: Alana (Eddie) Wagoner of Morgantown, WV, Joseph R. Carriere of St. Michaels, AZ, and Jacob P. Carriere of Cleveland, OH; 2 grandchildren: Benji and Winnie Wagoner; 2 sisters and 2 brothers: Susan (Tom) Lemieux of North Smithfield, RI, David (Maria) Carriere of Barrington, RI, Christopher Carriere (Russell Dussault) of Woonsocket, RI, and Celeste (Jeff) Carriere-Chalut of Cranston, RI; father-in-law: Dick Friebel of Shelby; in-laws: Becky (Victor) Morris, Shelly (Mike) Gwirtz, and Mark (Julie) Friebel; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. His parents and his mother in law, Mickey Friebel, preceded him in death.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a rosary will be recited at 8 pm. Funeral mass will be on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, with Fr. Rick Friebel officiating and Fr. Chris Mileski concelebrating. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary School or Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Denise and boys
    So so very sorry. I do not have the right words but please know I am praying for you and if you need anything please feel free to call me❤️

  2. Nancy Baird says:

    Denise & family – We are praying for all of you at this difficult time. We have fond memories of Paul; especially, during our St. Mary’s School Basketball season. We will miss our conversations with both of you, but we will keep them close to our hearts. Hugs to all.

    Todd & Nancy

  3. Jeanette Brown says:

    So sorry to read about Paul’s passing. We got acquainted through the Shelby Library where I worked. He was serving our computer and server needs at MTB. He became a contact for computer services, but also a friend. I am keeping you his family in my prayers and know God and your friends will comfort you and be there through this difficult and said time.

  4. Nita & Dave says:

    May God hold you in his loving arms and give you comfort, we are sorry for your loss and holding you up in prayers!

  5. Kevin Hemmerly says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Carriere Family on the passing of their beloved husband and father. May you find comfort in knowing he’s resting peacefully in The Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ

  6. Michael J & Lu Radebaugh says:

    Our very deepest condolences

  7. Louie and Linda Shorter says:

    Denise and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Wonderful memories of the many fun times with Paul will keep him always in your hearts and thoughts. May God Be With You thru this sad time and bring Peace to your hears.

  8. Clarence and Nancy Ousley says:

    Denise and family, You have our deepest sympathy. We are so shocked and sad to hear about Paul. We are praying for all of you!

  9. John R Dionne says:

    Denise and family. I am so sorry to hear that Paul has passed. Please accept my deepest condolences. A beautiful person and a true leader and family man. God Bless.

    John R Dionne
    Woonsocket Rhode Island

  10. Krystal Stone says:

    Denise and Family,

    Sending love and prayers.

    There are no words, but you are all in my heart.


  11. Mindy says:

    My deepest sympathy to your family. I am praying for you.

  12. Dale and Annette Powers says:

    Denise, we were so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. You are in our prayers.

  13. David LaBrie says:

    So sorry to read of Paul’s passing.

  14. Eileen Katz says:

    Deepest condolences.

  15. Sharon DiSpirito says:

    Denise and family: so sorry to hear about this. Paul was such a joy to be with in the Jaycees – he could always lighten any mood with his laugh. We will keep you in prayers.

  16. Richard & Joan Yetzer says:

    Denise and family, you all are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  17. Ed Russell says:

    Denise and family, I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort at this difficult time.

  18. Natalie Lantz says:

    Denise and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You and and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and give you strength during this most difficult time.
    The Lantz family
    Mike, Natalie and boys

  19. Kathy Snyder says:

    Denise and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed Paul’s conversations. Please be kind to yourselves as you grieve. Your family and friends and our Lord are there always. My sincere condolences to you all.
    Kent and Kathy Snyder

  20. Linda Bloomfield says:

    Denise and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for strength for you during this difficult loss. Love and hugs.
    Linda Bloomfield.

  21. Brenda grove says:

    So sorry to hear about Paul. Your family is in our prayers
    Carl Schroeder and Brenda Grove

  22. Mark Young says:

    Denise, Joe, Jake and Alana, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of memories of Jets basketball and the camp outs with all of us dads and our boys. And the infamous cub scout cake raffles! Mark, Sherry, Aubrey and Aaron

  23. Jackie Smith says:

    Denise and family,

    You have my deepest sympathy and condolences. Many prayers for Paul and all of you.

    Jackie Smith

  24. Sally Messenger says:

    Denise, you and your family are in our prayers. With deepest sympathy . God Bless

  25. C.K. Mondoux says:

    Sincere condolences to the Carriere family.
    I met Paul when he was calling on me at my liquor store, much later we met again as Woonsocket Jaycees, golfing buddies and my insurance agent. Please take comfort knowing that Paul was loved and will be missed.
    Charlie Mondoux

  26. Diane Martinez says:

    Denise & family we are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Dave & Diane Martinez

  27. Brenna Mirabile says:

    Thinking of you all and sending hugs during this difficult time.

  28. Gary & Patti Lauderbaugh says:

    Denise & family,
    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and give you strength. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Russ and Betty Newland says:

    So sorry Denise and Family. Hold onto all those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  30. Ron Miller says:

    My deepest sympathy to Denise and the entire Carriere family. I have many fond memories of Paul in and out of Jaycees. He was so passionate about so many things. Most of all, he was immensely proud of his family. His energy and love of community and family will certainly be missed. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of his love for you during his life.
    Ron Miller

  31. linda armintrout says:

    Denise and family deepest condolences

  32. James Coyne says:

    Denise and Family,

    My deepest sympathy for you and your family, Paul cared for you all so much. It was nice to see that he still enjoyed golf, hopefully he got better over the years. I have great memories of our time together in the great City of Woonsocket, and the Jaycees, he will surely be missed.

    Thoughts and prayers with your entire family,

    Jim Coyne

  33. Ann Cooper says:

    Denise & family I am so sorry to hear about Paul. My first contact with Paul was when I worked at Shelby Insurance and he was one of my agents from Connecticut. I always enjoyed talking with him and any changes he needed made he was always so nice and polite. I will be thinking of all of you and my prayers are with you in the days ahead.God Bless you.

  34. Len & Rosemary (Frangella) Reidel says:

    Denise and Family — We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts
    and prayers during this difficult time.

  35. Cheryl and Cliff Mears says:

    Denise and family, I am so very sorry for your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  36. Tonia Bergh says:

    Denise, Sending deepest condolences and wishing all of you peace and comfort in this most difficult time.

  37. Rene Lafayette says:

    Dear Carriere family, remembering Paul who loved life to the fullest. Wishing you consolation and comfort at this time of loss as you turn to your Faith.

  38. Paula Wheeler says:

    Our sympathies and prayers to you and your family Denise.

  39. Deacon Denny and Linda Burkett says:

    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God’s loving arms embrace you with peace.
    Deacon Denny and Linda Burkett

  40. Cheryl Gies says:

    Our hearts are heavy as we think of you all at this most difficult time. We are praying for your family.

    With love and
    The Gies

  41. Dave and Chris says:

    Denise and family- our deepest sympathy extend to all of you. Will be keeping you in our prayers.
    Dave and Chris DeVito

  42. Monique Charrette-Weakley says:

    My Sympathy to the Carriere family,

    I have memories of Paul, in grammar school at Holy Family school. Many years of CYO also.
    May you find strength in each other during this time.

  43. JoAnn Andrews says:

    Denise and Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  44. Scott Duckworth says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathies to the Carriere family for your loss. I worked with Paul when he was at Ricoh and I enjoyed his company and good humor. He possessed three of the qualities I value most – he was smart, tough and funny.

  45. Natalie (Miller) Anderson says:

    Denise and family,
    My heart is aching for you. Praying you are surrounded by so much love, comfort and strength during this most difficult time. I will always remember seeing Paul with a smile on his face at church and school.
    With love and peace,
    The Anderson family

  46. Karen Fox Esbenshade says:

    Dearest Denise and family, my heart hurts for your loss. Sending hugs, love, and prayers. Karen and family.

  47. Robin C. Giguere says:

    Dear Carriere Family,
    I am so sadden to hear of Paul’s passing. I was a neighbor growing up in Woonsocket, RI with him, we also went to the same school. He always had a big smile on his face and was always ready to give a kind word and help out. I am not surprised he turned out to be a Wonderful adult since he was a wonderful kid. My sincere condolences to Denise, children, grandchildren and family members.

  48. Sister Barbara Davis,SC and Sister Karen Elliott, C.PP.S. says:

    Denise, know that we hold you, Alana, Joe, and Jacob In our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. We have such treasured memories of Paul, particularly his commitment and dedication to the ministry of Catholic education and all that he did for the good of St. Mary School. May you find peace and consolation in the gift of faith and the support and caring of those who loved and respected Paul and hold all of you dear.

    Sister Barbara and Sister Karen

  49. Michelle Arron says:

    My deepest sympathies and thoughts go to the whole Carriere family. Paul was a role model to me when I worked with him at MTBT. May you each find comfort and peace at this time. Prayers with you all. RIP my friend Paul.

  50. James Stoner says:

    Denise and boys…noone welcomed me to Shelby when I arrived in town in 1996 more than the Friebels, and what else do you need! Mark and I played racquetball every Monday and Wednesday for a few years and we shared alot of laughs and family growing experiences. I most admired him for his swagger, and success supporting his family in sales…he was a role model for me in that capacity. I wish you all well, and hope God covers you in understanding.

  51. Cathy Schroeder Anatra says:

    Denise and family,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  52. John and Barbara Gosser says:

    Denise and family,
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Paul. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of God and the support of family and friends grant you comfort during this most difficult time.
    The Gosser family

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