Worked for General Electric

Raymond (“Ray”) Joseph Paulin, 89, of Forest Park, died on Jan. 9, 2023, at Ascension St. Vincent in Kokomo, Indiana. Born in Montague, Massachusetts, on Nov. 28, 1933, he was the son of the late Isidore and Alice Auroré (Socquet) Paulin. On June 12, 1965, he married Janet Warner.

A graduate of Turners Falls High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clark University and was employed at Sears, Montgomery Wards, and General Electric. He retired from General Electric after a career in data processing. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-56 and earned the rank Specialist Third Class. He met his wife, Janet, while ballroom dancing. Though he was a reserved man, he had a great sense of humor. He served as an officer for the Civil Air Patrol drill team, which was a civil organization involved with the U.S. Air Force. He prioritized time spent with his family and adored his dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; his children, Rand (Marjo Maisterra) Paulin, Jennifer (Dan) Powell, Juliana (Lee) Fitzgerald, Justin (Sonia) Trottier, and Robert (Jane) Trombi; his grandchildren, CJ, Garet, Brin, Grant, Devin, Michael, Dominic, Ethan, Eva, Zach, and Greg; his brother-in-law, Larry Cadran; his nieces, Anne and Linda; and his nephew, David.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Irene Cadran; and his aunt, Sister Irene Socquet.

A memorial service will be held in Forest Park later. 

Stout & Son Funeral Home arranged the cremation. Messages of condolence may be left online at