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“I am so sorry for your loss. Paul and I were at Salem State together as athletic training students; he was a year behind me. He was a really nice...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Hemphill - Swampscott, MA

“My love thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I'm so very sorry!! With very much sadness Nurse Ryan ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Lindy Ryan - Burlington, MA

“To the family and friends of Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. Trainer Paul will be missed and was loved by everyone around him at Worcester Academy...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jacquelyn Feraco - Holden, MA

“When I had a shoulder injury in high school, I visited the trainer's room every day before practice, partially for shoulder-tape, but, more...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Padgett - Salt Lake City, UT

“Jennifer I will say a mass for Paul and you ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Nagle - Edgartown, MA

“Dear Sweet Jennifer and family, Phil and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted and find strength through the memories of Paul and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jeannie Camann - Sharon, MA

“Many blessings to you and your family in your time of sorrow. He is and was a good person. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Marketta R. Carter - Worcester, MA

“What can I say, lost a good person and a great friend. Paul was a standup guy and was passionate about his job. I myself was truly blessed to call...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Dave Fields - Worcester, MA

“Leslie,I am so heartbroken to learn about Paul. I pray God gives you and your family all the strength you need to get through this painful time.Paul...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Rieth - Suffolk, VA

“God was calling you home. He needed another angel to help pour out the rain.Tears have fallen, hearts where shattered,but it was time for you to fly...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mike and Casey Angelo (Sloan) & Family - MA

“Leslie Jimmy and I are so sorry to hear about Paul. We have fond memories of him and will hold onto them until we see him again in Heaven. Sending...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Wendy Richardson - Four Oaks, NC

“Jen (& Family) I am so very sorry for your loss- you are all in our thoughts and prayers <3 ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kristin Kalogeris Boivin

“Leslie and Bob,We are very sorry to hear of your great loss. We are praying the Lord comforts you and your family. May all the memories you created...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Tim and Mary Farmer

“Leslie and Bob ,We are so sorry to hear about Paul's passing.Our condolences and Love to both of you and your family.Rest in Peace PaulCarmela and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so very sorry for his passing. I only hope our Lord give his family and friends strength. Rest In Peace Paul ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Vizcaino - Vienna, VA


Paul Vaillancourt loved all things athletic and made a life for himself with this passion. He was working in the sports medicine department at Worcester Academy since 2012 where he was a familiar and respected trainer and colleague.

A graduate of Minuteman Technical High School with the class of 1999 he played on the football and wrestling teams. He then earned his Bachelor's degree from Franklin Pierce University and his Master's degrees from both Salem State University and Southern New Hampshire University.

Paul died unexpectedly at home on Monday, December 30, 2019. He was 38.

Paul Jason Vaillancourt was born April 20, 1981 in Aurora, Colorado was a son of L. Paul and Leslie A. (Ashe) Vaillancourt. He moved to Massachusetts as a young child settling in Waltham.

Paul found love and married Jennifer M. Rapoza on September 10, 2016. They lived a short while in Boxborough before moving to Clinton last year.

He adored his son Jason and any time spent with him and his large family at holidays and family gatherings. Paul was dedicated to staying in shape and working out regularly. He was creative, funny and a dedicated fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.

In addition to his wife, Jennifer M. Vaillancourt of Clinton he leaves his son, Jason E. Vaillancourt of Ashby/Clinton; his parents, Leslie A. Angelo (Robert) of Moultonborough, New Hampshire and L. Paul Vaillancourt (Karen) of Austin, Texas; his brothers, Thomas A. Vaillancourt (Carla) of Waltham, Robert J. Angelo Jr. (Leyla) of Haverhill, Michael G. Angelo (Casey) of Revere and Richard L. Angelo (Nichole) of Arlington; son-in-law of James H. and Carol B. (Bergman) Rapoza of Winthrop; uncle of Abigail, Jacob, Annabelle, Isabella, Robert III, Anthony, Michael Jr., Joseph, Robert, Kailyn, Cole and Warden; brother-in-law of Sarah Sheehan (Taylor) of Kensington, New Hampshire; grandson of the late John and Ann (Sutherland) Ashe and Leo and Rose (Mancuso) Vaillancourt; grandson-in-law of Antoinette Bergman of Winthrop; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Paul's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, January 5th from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorials in his memory may be made to Worcester Academy, Athletics Department/Sports Medicine, 81 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604.

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