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Paul Neveu, JR (W1CKA)
September 1, 20012
Good friend and big DXer, Paul was called to the big Honour Roll in the sky. He was always there, willing to help a QRPer, get that NEW ONE. I learned a lot from Paul about how to read a pile up and to tune for DX. A surveyor buy profession, he was always willing to help us new guys to get that new tower plumbed and the beam pointed correctly. 73 Old Timer you will be missed!
Contributed by: David Karpiej (K1THP)
Paul A. Neveu, Jr., 72, lifelong Bristol resident, beloved husband of Jeannette (Fillion) Neveu, died on Saturday (September, 1, 2012) at home. Paul was born in Bristol on April 11, 1940 and a son of the late Paul A. Neveu, Sr., and Marguerite (Daveluy) Neveu. Raised in Bristol, he attended St. Ann Grammar School and Bristol High School before serving in the United States Air Force reserves. As a professional Land Surveyor, he first worked for the City of Bristol through the downtown redevelopment era. He then established his own surveying firm, Paul Neveu, Jr. and Associates, then worked with his brother, Don, as co-owner of Maple End Hardware. He then worked for the Town of Plainville as Supervisor of Survey and Mapping before retiring. After retirement, he did part-time consulting work for local contractors. He was a very active amateur radio operator since age 15, using call sign W1CKA, exchanging QSL cards with hams from all over the world. He enjoyed researching and exploring Bristol history and was a member of St. Gregory Church, Bristol, In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Martha Neveu of Twenty Nine Palms, CA, Brian and Jeanne Neveu of Plainville, and John and Lisa Neveu of Terryville; two daughters, Patricia Daurora and husband, Jake, of Upper St. Clair, PA, and Susan Neveu and Rachel Torello of Hamden; a brother, Donald Neveu and his wife Rachel, of Bristol; three sisters, Arlene Carrara and husband, Anthony, of Bristol, and Louise Pelletier and Denise Girardin, both of Vero Beach, CA; six grandchildren, Kristin Good, Patrick Good, Maria Daurora, Max Daurora, Jaclyn Neveu, and Danielle Neveu; a great-grandson, Nikko Daurora; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday between 5 and 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Sessions Woods Inc., PO Box 1550, Burlington, CT 06013-1550. Please visit Paul's memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.
Contributed by: Lee Hatfield Jr K2HAT (K2HAT)
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