Paul A. Hunter, Sr. 85, of East Windsor, CT, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022; he was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Theresa. Born on August 12, 1936, in Geneva, IL, Paul was the son of the late Robert L. Hunter and Dorothy (Martin) Hunter Blocker.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force, in 1967 Paul moved his family to Windsorville, CT to provide a quality life in the country. A diesel mechanic most of his life, Paul enjoyed helping many with their mechanical challenges and often had the knowledge or the right tool for the job. Upon retirement, Paul maintained his brain through his riding lawn mower business, repairing-and-selling lawn mowers to passers-by.
Paul was a member of the Hartford-Evergreen Masonic Lodge #88, the East Windsor Veterans Commission, The East Windsor Historical Society, the East Windsor Society for Detecting Horse Thieves and Robbers, and the New England DoodleBug Association.
He is survived by his children, Robert of Thomaston, CT, Michael of North Salem, NY, Paul Jr. of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Kathleen Gable of Enfield, CT, Brian Soucie of Enfield, CT and six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and his beloved neighbors of Windsorville. Always helping others, Paul leaves many friends and acquaintances whose lives he has graced with his help, friendship, conversation and humor.
All are welcome to join the family from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, August 8, 2022, at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor, CT. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. For online condolences please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the East Windsor Historical Society, 115 Scantic Road, East Windsor, CT 06088.