ENFIEILD, Conn. – Paul E. Grondin, 86, of Auburn and Enfield, Conn., passed away Friday, Oct. 8, at his daughter’s home in Enfield, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Donnelly, Alberta, Can., May 20, 1918, the son of Edward and Laurentia LeBlanc Grondin. The family moved to Lisbon where he attended school and graduated with honors from Lisbon High School in 1937.

His journey on this earth encompassed a rich and fulfilling life that touched numerous people. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and hunting.

He enlisted and served the United States honorably in the Army Air Force as a staff sergeant during World War II. He was a camera technician and part of the air combat and air offensive in Normandy, Rhineland, Sicily, Ardennes, Naples and Faggia, Europe. He received the distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

Following his discharge from the Army, he became a photo engraver for the Lewiston Sun-Journal newspaper, retiring in 1986m after 41 years.

He was Past Commander and life-member of American Legion Post 158 (Coombs-Mountefort) and the Left-Hand Club, both in Lisbon.

He was also a member of the St. Stanislaw polish Men;s Club, Polish National Alliance Lodge 3182, and a communicant of St. Patrick’s Parish, all of Lewiston.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sophie (Delekto-Jazynka) Grondin; his sisters, Irene Grondin, and Judith Earle; and Larry Grondin, his brother.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Nuccio and her husband, Joseph Nuccio, of Enfield, Conn., and Suzanne Hayden and her husband, Douglas Hayden, of Lewiston; his loving grandchildren, Jennie-Sue Nuccio of Suasalito, Calif., Sophie Jo Nuccio of Enfield, Conn., Julie Ann Hayden of New York City, and Michael J. Hayden of Auburn; a favorite nephew, Peter A. Marczak and his wife, Roxanne, of Augusta, and a niece, Marianne Gawel and her husband, Joseph, of Temple, Pa.; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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