Paul J. Bastien, He loved his God, his Family and his Country


Paul J. Bastien, 76, of Lowell died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.
He was married to Joanne L. Bastien with whom he celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on November 6, 2017.
Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late L. Paul and Gertrude Bastien. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1959 and earned an Associate’s degree in business administration from Newbury College.
He proudly served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War era.
Paul worked for many years as a computer engineer for the Digital Corporation in Merrimack, NH. In recent years he worked as a consultant for Fidelity of Merrimack NH.
He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene where he served for many years as the head trustee and as an usher.
Paul was a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate and he was a lifelong resident of Lowell
Besides his wife he is survived by his two sons, Paul Jr. and his wife, Laurie Bastien of Pembroke, MA and Jason Bastien of Marshfield, MA; a daughter, Renee Pape of Lowell; brothers, Ronald and his wife, Eileen Bastien of Manchester, NH and Michael Bastien of Hudson, NH; grandchildren, Alexander Pape, Stephen Pape, Madison Pape, Ryan Pape, Jenna Bastien and Matthew Bastien and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Fri. 4 to 8 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Service Sat. at 10A.M. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave. Lowell, MA. Burial at a later date in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


November 24, 2017
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA


November 25, 2017
10:00 AM
First Church of the Nazarene
  1. Tracy Ireland says:

    Hi Joanne,

    I was very sorry to hear about Paul’s passing, he was a wonderful man, a great father, and a great husband. I have lost your phone, and there are a number of people here who would love to have it if that is ok with you.

    Sincerely, Tracy Ireland

  2. Donna Bastien says:

    Sorry for the of paul bastien.

  3. Catherine Boyson says:

    my deepest sympathies Joanne. 52 years of marriage and such a warm, kind, dedicated couple. i am very sorry for your pain and my prayers include you and your family, fondly, Cathy Boyson

  4. Nicole Barrett says:

    Serey and I are truly sorry for your loss and we sned love and prayers. xo

  5. Paula Hodkinson says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Bastien family.

  6. The Jeans says:

    Paul, Laurie, and the Bastien Family: We are sorry to hear of the recent loss of your dad. We send you our sincerest condolences to your family.

  7. Gail Stanwyck says:

    I’m very sorry to hear this. My hope is that the memories you hold will comfort you.

  8. Darlene and JT Benton Jr says:

    Thoughts and prayers to you Joanne and the family. JT and I have many great memories of Paul that will last until the day we see him in Heaven.
    God Boess you as you celebrate his life .
    Love and prayers Darlene and JT Benton Jr

  9. John and Debbie Reilly says:

    Our love and prayers to Joanne and all the family. Paul taught me all there was to know about being a head trustee. (I could tell some stories!) Paul was a great “churchman” and a devoted follower of his Lord and Savior Jesus! Our sincere sympathies and may God comfort with his peace and grace. Love in Christ, John and Debbie Reilly

  10. David and Jessica Ignatowich says:

    Paul was wonderful neighbor and friend to our family. We are all shocked and saddened by news of his passing. We will miss him dearly, but I think our cat, who he called “Smokey”, will miss him most of all. Rest In Peace Paul.

  11. Maria Orlando says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Joanne, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. Maria Orlando says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Joanne

  13. Linda Madden says:

    He was such a great man. Sweet, kind, gentle and a role model to all who knew him. So sorry he is gone. He will be missed.

  14. Elaine Chapman says:

    Paul, Laurie,Jenna and Matthew
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Prayers sent

  15. Pauline Rangulong says:

    So sorry for your loss Joanne. My condolence to you and your family

  16. Jim & Carol Fulton says:

    Our condolences to Joanne & family, he was a good man & friend, he will be missed but not forever! thank you Lord for your promises Love & prayers to all Jim & Carol

  17. James and Carlene Drew says:

    He was so nice to our family when we were at Lowell First! Thoughts and prayers!

  18. Ray and Debbie Mann says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go to Joanne and family, as well as to the entire church family at LFC. We have many good memories of Paul and will look forward to seeing him again at the Gates of Heaven! Ray and Debbie Mann

  19. Rol and Young says:

    My deepest sympathy to Rene and all the family

  20. Jim and Linda Gosselin says:

    Our deepest condolences to you all.

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