SOUTH PARIS – Paul L. Hill, 82, a resident of the Maine State Veterans Home and formerly of Auburn, Mass., died Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the home.

He was born in Winchendon, Mass., Sept. 22, 1922, and was the son of the late Francis H. and Florence Fay Hill. He graduated from Lancaster, Mass., High School and on Aug. 15, 1942, he married the former Irma H. Armstrong.

He entered the United States Army in February, 1943, and served in the European Theater. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, serving as a medic on Omaha Beach.

He retired from Lodding Engineering after 27 years, where he had worked as a foreman and later as the purchasing agent. He also worked as a bartender for several area businesses over the years.

He was a member of the Main South American Legion Post, Worcester, and a former member of the Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post in Auburn.

An avid sportsman, he enjoyed golf and fishing. He was active for many years in baseball programs in Auburn, Mass., and was a diehard Red Sox fan. Many will long remember his dry humor and wit. He also loved vacationing in Maine.

Survivors include his three children, Carol, wife of Roy A. Henrickson, of Oxford, Theodore F. Hill of North Oxford, Mass., and David B. Hill of Yarmouthport, Mass.; five grandchildren, Julie, Eric, David Scott, Nicole, and Jamie; and his three great-grandchildren, Sven, Sheen, and Jayden. He also leaves his aunt, Ruth Holland, of Gardner, Mass., as well as his long-time companion and friend during his later years, Madelene Chiras of Scituate, Mass.

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