Paul Provencher and Henry D. Provencher
About Paul Provencher
I was born in Tewksbury MA and was immediately placed into a foster home in Everett MA. At age 5 I was adopted by Veronica & Henry David Provencher of Lawrence MA. I was the first of 5 children they adopted. Of the five children there were 3 girls and 2 boys. The first girl that was adopted died at the age of 12 from a rare blood disorder. That prompted Mom & Dad to adopt 2 more girls and they were actually biological sisters. Dad transferred to Middleborough in 1957 to be the senior stock keeper for District 7 of the MA. State Highway Department and they raised their family here.
I attended Middleborough Schools and took an interest in scouting, thanks to my dad. I stuck with that and earned my Eagle Scout just shy of my 18th birthday. While in the Army I graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
A year after graduating from Middleborough Memorial High School I entered the U. S. Army and was trained to be a Behavioral Science Specialist at Ft. Sam Houston in TX. In that capacity I did a number of different mental health related jobs such as counseling, research, and administration over my 25 years military career. I next went to work at the Bridgewater State College for 6 years before being selected 14 years ago to be the Veterans’ Agent for the town of Middleborough.
I’ve been married to Francine for over 43 years and we raised 2 daughters in Middleborough. Both our daughters are married and our younger one has 10 year old twins, Emma & Landon.
I’ve been an active member of Post 2188 of the VFW, Post 64 of the American Legion, the Middleborough Veterans’ Council, and the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries.
About Henry D. Provencher (xxxx-xxxx)
Deputy Mayor candidate Henry D. Provencher was born the oldest of 3 boys in Boston on March 1st 1921 to Archie & Lucy Provencher. He was raised in North Andover MA where he learned a lot of carpentry skills from his father. He and his 2 brothers were eagle scouts. When WWII broke out he enlisted as a post man in the Army and was stationed on the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. When he returned from the war he met the love of his life Veronica, got married, and transferred to Middleborough to work for the State Highway Department. He took an active part in the community as a leader in Cub Scout Pack 36 and Boy Scout Troop 13. He was also a member of the Middleborough Auxiliary Police Department. Additionally he took on a number of officer positions with Post 2188 of the VFW, Post 64 of the American Legion, and Chapter 57 of the DAV. He died at the age of 88 on August 12th 2009 and is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Middleborough.