CONCORD, N.H. -- Paul Robert Lambert, 84, of Concord, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Born in Augusta, Maine, Sept. 12, 1928, he was the fourth of eight sons to Edouard and Madeleine (Laflamme) Lambert. Raised in Augusta, he attended St. Augustine parochial school and Cony High School. As many young men of his generation, he left high school at the age of 17 to serve in World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945 and served honorably in the Asian theater of the war and occupation. After his discharge, he worked for Edwards Manufacturing in Augusta while completing his education, receiving a General Education Development diploma and taking the accounting program at Gates Business School. In 1950, he was recalled to active duty and served the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.
On Dec. 28, 1950, while on leave, he married Jeannine P. Turgeon. He raised six children of his own.
Paul worked for the Maine Department of Taxation from 1956 until 1969, leaving as chief examiner of the new Income Tax Bureau. In 1970, he became the deputy director of the Business Profits Tax with the New Hampshire Department of Revenue, ultimately serving as the director of the Returns Processing Bureau until 1990, completing his state service with the State Retirement System until his retirement in 1995. After retirement, he was cited by Gov. John H. Lynch for 16 years of exceptional volunteer service in the Consumer Protection Bureau of the New Hampshire attorney general's office. A strong believer in public service, he found time to serve on the St. Augustine Parish Council and the parish's school committee and the participate in the creation of the St. Augustine Federal Credit Union. He was also a religion instructor for many years. He was an active member of Le Club Calumet and one of the founders of its Educational and Literary Foundation. In New Hampshire he was an active member in the American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, where he spent many hours translating and transcribing research materials. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Marine Corps League.
Paul was predeceased by his wife, Jean, in April 2008; and his son, James M., in 1981. He was also predeceased by brothers Armand, Martin, Laurent and William.
He is survived by his extended family, including Michael and wife Diana, of Chester, Maine, David of Bow, N.H., Ann of Springfield, Va., Steven and wife Marty of Ellsworth, Maine, and Peter of Rochester, N.H. He is also survived by brothers John and wife Audie, of Sebring, Fla., Louis and wife Sandra of Hollywood, Calif., and George and wife Mariette of Kennebunk, Maine; and his grandchildren, Tracy, Jason, Meghan, Katherine, Michael and Natha;n and step greatgranddaughter, Joslyn.
Visiting hours will be at 1 p.m. June 28 at Waters Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a donation to the American Parkinson Disease Association or other