Paul R. "Pop" Tanguay – Cumberland

Paul R. "Pop" Tanguay – Cumberland

Paul R. "Pop" Tanguay, 80 passed away on Friday in Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Theresa Y. (Desrochers) Tanguay.

Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Leonel V. and Graziella (Chagnon) Tanguay. He resided in Cumberland for the past 8 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.

Mr. Tanguay was a veteran of the National Guard. A member of the Lefoyer Cribbage League where he was champion and a member of the Chimney Hill Residents Association.

He attended Boston School of Barbering, graduating in 1954.

He owned his owned and operated Paul's Styling Salon, Pawtucket for 33 years until his retirement in 2016.

He is survived by his three sons Brian P. Tanguay and his wife, Kathy, of Pawtucket, Raymond H. Tanguay and his wife, Melissa, of Warwick and Kevin L. Tanguay and his wife, Debra, of Seekonk, Mass.; one daughter, Michelle R. Namaka, and her husband, John, of Pawtucket. One brother C. Normand Tanguay of Pawtucket. Three grandchildren James, Rebecca and Matthew, along with several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gerald Tanguay and Gertrude Richotte.

His funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m., from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church, 3357 Mendon Road Cumberland. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904. Directions/guestbook: