Paul R. Carriere – Shelby, Ohio

Paul R. Carriere – Shelby, Ohio

Paul R. Carriere, age 58, of Shelby, Ohio, died Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Paul was born May 2, 1960, in Woonsocket, the son of the late Raymond and Doris (Frigon) Carriere. He was a 1978 graduate of Woonsocket Vocational Technical School. Paul was in sales his entire career in both the insurance and technology industries. Before moving to Ohio, Paul ran the Carriere-Soucy Insurance Agency in Warwick, and in Ohio the majority of his career was with MT Business Technologies in Mansfield.

While still living in Rhode Island, Paul was active as a member of the GWCRS School Board, CYO athletics – coaching girls’ basketball, and the Jaycees. With Jaycees, he had been president at both local and state levels. As a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, Paul actively volunteered for anything that promoted the betterment of the church or school. With St. Mary School, Paul was a past member of the school advisory council and had been a Jets coach as well as serving as the Jets Athletic Director. Paul was a fourth degree member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus Council #1968. He was also a former Jackson Township Trustee.

Paul loved golfing, was an avid bird watcher, was a passionate New England sports fan, and enjoyed refinishing, refurbishing, and reupholstering furniture and other wood pieces. He also made Olde Whaler candles for several years.

Paul is survived by his wife, Denise M. (Friebel) Carriere, whom he wed on Sept. 12, 1987; three children: Alana (Eddie) Wagoner of Morgantown, W.V., Joseph R. Carriere of St. Michaels, Ariz., and Jacob P. Carriere of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren: Benji and Winnie Wagoner; two sisters and two brothers: Susan (Tom) Lemieux of North Smithfield, David (Maria) Carriere of Barrington, R.I., Christopher Carriere (Russell Dussault) of Woonsocket, R.I., and Celeste (Jeff) Carriere-Chalut of Cranston, R.I.; father-in-law: Dick Friebel of Shelby; in-laws: Becky (Victor) Morris, Shelly (Mike) Gwirtz, and Mark (Julie) Friebel; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. His parents and his mother-in-law, Mickey Friebel, preceded him in death.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main St., Shelby, where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West St., Shelby, with Fr. Rick Friebel officiating and Fr. Chris Mileski concelebrating. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary School or Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

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